Annette L. Hurst, a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors and a partner in the San Francisco office, practices in the Intellectual Property Group.
Annette is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and business tort claims. She was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for her work as co-lead counsel on the Mattel/MGA case. Chambers USA ranks her Band 1 for Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in California, with clients reporting that she is “smart, creative and
terrific at oral argument.” Chambers Global reports: “Peers consider Annette Hurst a ‘remarkably intuitive’ lawyer who ‘brings unique
perspectives to soft IP cases.” Every year since 2010, Annette has been named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal. In January 2013, she was named “Female Litigator of the Year West” by Benchmark Litigation.
Annette’s community and professional activities include her service as the President of the Lafayette Elementary School PTA, past membership on the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Legal Services Program and Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco for which she was chair of the Finance and Investments Committee. She also is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco and the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter, as well as a past president of the Barristers Club.