Hank Burgoyne

Managing Attorney

Hank Burgoyne

Managing Attorney

Through fifteen years of practice, Hank has earned a reputation as a tireless and ethical advocate who genuinely cares about his clients. Hank Burgoyne resolves his clients’ most pressing intellectual property and business law problems. Testimonials describe Hank as “trustworthy,” “knowledgeable,” “creative” and “compassionate.” He receives the highest ratings from Martindale Hubbell (A/V) and Avvo.com (10/10, “Superb”).

Hank’s clients regard him not just as a lawyer, but as an intellectual property and business law problem solver. Hank knows that legal issues, and in particular litigation, can sidetrack even the most focused of companies. His mission is to resolve his clients’ intellectual property and business law matters quickly and efficiently, so his clients can stay focused on their businesses.

Hank has been on the winning side of a dozen reported intellectual property and business litigation decisions. He has appeared before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in three of California’s most important Internet cases; each time, his clients prevailed. Besides litigating, Hank has negotiated intellectual property, technology and commercial agreements for some of California’s most recognizable companies. He is certified as a mediator by the San Francisco Bar Association and by California Lawyers for the Arts.

Hank graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was a teaching assistant to former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, one of the nation’s foremost First Amendment scholars. He then clerked for U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco. Hank has commented on intellectual property, business and Internet law issues for the Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine and other publications, and on traditional and Internet radio. He previously served as copyright chair of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.

Education
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., with distinction
  • University of Arizona, M.A. in journalism
  • Georgetown University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude
Clerkship
  • The Hon. William Alsup, U.S. District Court for Northern California
Experience
  • Kronenberger Burgoyne – Business, intellectual property and Internet licensing and litigation
  • Greenberg Traurig – Software and content licensing, technology transactions, and commercial agreements
  • Steinhart & Falconer – Business, intellectual property and news media counseling and litigation
  • Keker & Van Nest – Business, technology and intellectual property litigation
Awards/Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating A/V (5.0/5.0)
  • Northern California Super Laywer 2010-2013
  • Northern California Rising Star 2009
  • Avvo Rating Superb (10.0/10.0)
Memberships/Community
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Certified Mediator)
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (Former Copyright Chair)
  • California Lawyers for the Arts (Certified Mediator)
  • State Bar of California

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