Emily C. Curran-Huberty

Emily C. Curran-Huberty

Emily Curran-Huberty (she/her/hers) is a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

She practices commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust. Ms. Curran-Huberty has represented clients at all stages of the litigation process, including internal investigations, pre-suit investigation and counseling, mediation and settlement, discovery, dispositive motions, trial and appeal. She represents clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and technology.

Ms. Curran-Huberty also maintains an active pro bono practice. She represents, along with several organizations, Native American students in a case against the federal government seeking access to public education in a case that resulted in a historic settlement structured to ensure that Native students with disabilities receive equal access to education. She represented an individual plaintiff in a Fourth Amendment excessive force claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which she secured a complete denial of the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and served as co-lead counsel in the ensuing federal jury trial. And in 2016, she represented the ACLU of Northern California in a series of appeals seeking access to public records regarding California’s proposed lethal injection regulations.

Ms. Curran-Huberty is very active in the community. She is on the board of the non-profit Kids by the Bay, an organization that supports the availability of affordable, high quality early childhood education for families that live or work in San Francisco.

Ms. Curran-Huberty graduated from Stanford Law School. Prior to joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, Ms. Curran-Huberty clerked for Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California, and Chief Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Curran-Huberty obtained a master’s degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley.


Key Representations

  • Steves and Sons, a door manufacturer, in winning a jury verdict as plaintiff against door skin manufacturer JELD-WEN asserting antitrust claims. The jury awarded $58 million in damages and the court ordered divestiture of acquired manufacturing facility. In subsequent litigation, Steves received a preliminary injunction securing its supply of a critical manufacturing input.
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in defense of claims by the Federal Trade Commission and a nationwide class action asserting antitrust challenges to patent settlements. FTC v. Actavis; In re Androgel Antitrust Litig. (nationwide MDL)
  • An individual executive in a criminal antitrust investigation into possible bid rigging and market allocation.
  • Various technology clients in investigating and analyzing potential antitrust, contract, and tort claims and defenses.
  • A provider of test preparation materials in defending against claims of copyright infringement at a preliminary injunction hearing.
  • A technology client in an investigation and mediation regarding a contractual dispute involving a merger agreement.
  • Warner Bros. in an internal investigation related to alleged reports of misconduct on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise.”
  • The Regents of the University of California in defending a petition for writ of administrative mandate filed by a student challenging the university’s disciplinary proceedings and sanction against the student for misconduct.
  • A solar technology client in a series of litigations concerning its supply agreements for the purchase of polysilicon.