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    Kirke M. Hasson

    Kirke M. Hasson
    Partner

    T: +1.415.983.1077 F: +1.415.983.1200

    Kirke Hasson is leader of the law firm's Trials team and co-leader of the firm's Litigation practice. His practice includes a range of litigation, including corporate and committee investigations; disputes in the technology and life sciences fields related to intellectual property rights, licensing and collaborative agreements, and patents; fiduciary liabilities; mergers and acquisitions disputes; shareholder and securities claims; and appeals. In these areas, Mr. Hasson has prosecuted and defended numerous state and federal trial court and arbitration cases and appeals as lead counsel.

    Honors & Awards
    • Chambers USA, Life Sciences: IP/IP Patent Litigation—California (2007-2009)
    • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation (2013), Patent Law (2014-2015)
    • PLC Which Lawyer?, Life Sciences: Patent Litigation—National (2011-2012), Life Sciences: Intellectual Property—National (2007-2009)
    • Benchmark Litigation: Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys, Litigation—California (2011-2013)
    • Super Lawyers (2004-2013)

    Affiliations
    American Conservatory Theater, President of the Board of Trustees
    CPR Institute, Member-Executive Advisory Committee
    Courts

    United States Supreme Court; all state and Federal courts in California; Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals

    Speaking Engagements

    Big Value in Big Data: the Legal Issues, 26th Annual General Counsel Conference, New York, NY, June 5, 2014

    Panel Moderator, CPR Institute Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2013, on timing issues in mediation

    How to Prepare and Conduct Markman Hearings, Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2006

    Calculating & Proving Patent Damages, Law Seminars International, San Francisco, CA, February 27, 2006

    Admissions
    State of California
    Education
    J.D., Harvard Law School, 1974
    cum laude
    B.A., Yale University, 1971
    magna cum laude

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