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Jim Hurst is a trial lawyer who serves on Kirkland’s 15-member worldwide management committee. He’s been trying cases for over 25 years, including patent, products liability, trade secret, criminal, antitrust, and contract cases. He's also handled dozens of appeals including before the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s one of only two lawyers honored twice in the The American Lawyer’s biannual "Litigator of the Year” contest—the first time for eight straight trial wins and the second for six straight trial wins.

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University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1989 cum laude; University of Delaware, B.S., 1986 magna cum laude