Awards & Rankings 08.19.21
203 Firm lawyers named in Best Lawyers in America—including six Lawyers of the Year—and 17 more Ones to Watch
Laura Hurtado, a partner in Pillsbury’s Litigation practice, represents entities and individuals in complex civil litigation. Practicing in both state and federal courts, Laura focuses on antitrust, unfair competition and education matters, with significant experience in class action litigation.
Laura’s practice includes defending companies in international cartel litigation, consumer class actions, securities class actions, and high-stakes contract disputes and defending universities in matters involving retaliation, tenure and university governance. Laura’s clients span the technology, healthcare, education, financial services, industrial and retail sectors.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Laura clerked for the Honorable William Alsup on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Before that, she was a fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where she defended the rights of homeless individuals and immigrants through direct legal services, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. Between college at Yale and law school at Stanford, Laura was a paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and worked in the Division’s Appellate Section and San Francisco office.
Laura serves as Hiring Chair for Pillsbury’s San Francisco office.
Represent a death row inmate in habeas corpus proceedings.
Represented journalists in a FOIA and Privacy Act lawsuit against FBI. Obtained release of records.
Honors & Awards
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2009
B.A., History, Yale University, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
The Hon. William Alsup, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2011 - 2012