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James Hurst

Chicago, USA Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

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Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation - USA

Band 2

James Hurst 's extensive experience of litigating life sciences disputes, even up to the US Supreme Court, includes matters relating to trade secrets and patents, antitrust and product liability, contracts and criminal cases. A client says: "James is one of the best trial lawyers in the country, excellent on his feet, and judges and juries relate to and trust him during a trial," adding: "He remains engaged through the life of the case, makes the best use of young lawyers and works in a real partnership with us."
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Litigation: Trial Lawyers - USA

Band 1

James Hurst is widely revered as a stellar trial lawyer for complex patent cases, regularly acting on behalf of clients in the life sciences space. Clients describe him as "excellent on his feet" and praise his "extremely easy demeanour." They further relay that "judges and juries relate to him and trust him during a trial. He is a fantastic advocate for his client."
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