Hojoon Hwang

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Mr. Hwang is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Mr. Hwang received his B.A. degree from Harvard College in 1993. He received his J.D. degree in 1996 from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Hwang joined Munger, Tolles & Olson in 1996 and became a partner in the firm in 2001.

Since joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mr. Hwang has engaged in a broad range of complex litigation matters. Mr. Hwang’s principal areas of practice include antitrust and trade regulation, consumer class actions and telecommunications.

Representative matters handled by Mr. Hwang include:

  • Represented Shell Oil Company in class actions alleging gasoline price-fixing. Obtained summary judgment in indirect purchaser class action, which was affirmed by the California Supreme Court in Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 25 Cal.4th 826 (2001). Obtained dismissal of federal direct purchaser claims and argued the appeal to  the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal in William O. Gilley Enterprises, Inc. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 588 F.3d 659 (9th Cir. 2009).
  • Represented GE Capital Corporation in action alleging antitrust and RICO violations in connection with financing of long-term copier equipment leases. 
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in antitrust suit brought by RealNetworks. Assisted in European Union and Korean Fair Trade Commission investigation involving related issues. 
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in antitrust suit challenging restrictions on third party accessories for the Xbox gaming console.
  • Representing LG Electronics in multi-district antitrust litigation based on allegation that manufacturers of cathode ray tubes conspired to fix prices.
  • Representing Verizon in numerous consumer class actions challenging various terms and provisions of customer service agreements and other policies and practices, including early termination fees for services provided under term contracts, the late payment charge, handset policies, and allegations of unauthorized service additions. Defeated class certification or obtained dismissals in number of cases and obtained favorable settlements in others.
  • Representing Verizon and affiliates in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission involving transfer of assets, consumer complaints, and other regulatory issues, including antitrust review of the merger that created Verizon and its acquisition of MCI.

Mr. Hwang is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Mr. Hwang received his B.A. degree from Harvard College in 1993. He received his J.D. degree in 1996 from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Hwang joined Munger, Tolles & Olson in 1996 and became a partner in the firm in 2001.

Since joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mr. Hwang has engaged in a broad range of complex litigation matters. Mr. Hwang’s principal areas of practice include antitrust and trade regulation, consumer class actions and telecommunications.

Representative matters handled by Mr. Hwang include:

  • Represented Shell Oil Company in class actions alleging gasoline price-fixing. Obtained summary judgment in indirect purchaser class action, which was affirmed by the California Supreme Court in Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 25 Cal.4th 826 (2001). Obtained dismissal of federal direct purchaser claims and argued the appeal to  the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the dismissal in William O. Gilley Enterprises, Inc. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 588 F.3d 659 (9th Cir. 2009).
  • Represented GE Capital Corporation in action alleging antitrust and RICO violations in connection with financing of long-term copier equipment leases. 
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in antitrust suit brought by RealNetworks. Assisted in European Union and Korean Fair Trade Commission investigation involving related issues. 
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in antitrust suit challenging restrictions on third party accessories for the Xbox gaming console.
  • Representing LG Electronics in multi-district antitrust litigation based on allegation that manufacturers of cathode ray tubes conspired to fix prices.
  • Representing Verizon in numerous consumer class actions challenging various terms and provisions of customer service agreements and other policies and practices, including early termination fees for services provided under term contracts, the late payment charge, handset policies, and allegations of unauthorized service additions. Defeated class certification or obtained dismissals in number of cases and obtained favorable settlements in others.
  • Representing Verizon and affiliates in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission involving transfer of assets, consumer complaints, and other regulatory issues, including antitrust review of the merger that created Verizon and its acquisition of MCI.