Orrick congratulates our partner Annette Hurst on being named to The National Law Journal’s 2015 list of Outstanding Women Lawyers. This list recognizes 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys from law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations and law schools nationwide based on their legal accomplishments, leadership roles and efforts to improve diversity in the profession, among other criteria. The National Law Journal will profile each Outstanding Woman Lawyer in print and online on May 4, 2015.
In addition, the Daily Journal has once again recognized Annette as one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California. This is the sixth time Annette has been named to this annual list, which recognizes lawyers whose achievements for clients have helped advance technological innovation and intellectual property law.
A member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group in San Francisco, Annette is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and business tort claims. Most recently, she served as a key member of the Orrick team that obtained a favorable decision on behalf of client DISH Network in a lawsuit filed by Fox over DISH’s Hopper DVR technology. She also served as co-counsel and architect of the copyright strategy used to secure a landmark Supreme Court victory in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley Publishing. In addition to her busy practice, Annette serves on Orrick’s Board and leads the firm’s Practice Management Committee.
Among her many other accolades over the past year, Annette has been awarded the Best in Copyright honor at the Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards, recognized as one of the top 50 women leaders in tech law by The Recorder and listed among the top 100 women lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.