870 Market Street, Suite 422
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Burgoyne Law Group is an AV-rated counseling and litigation boutique that guides businesses and sophisticated individuals through their most challenging advertising, intellectual property, speech, trade secret, data security and commercial disputes.
The Burgoyne Law Group’s success has attracted a roster of clients that includes Internet and mobile advertisers, applications developers, investors, brand owners, online services providers, content distributors and retailers. We offer those clients a unique mix of big-firm experience and small-firm value.
The Burgoyne Law Group has particular expertise with electronic evidence and digital forensic investigations. We work with a network of top-notch forensic investigators and attorneys, enabling us to effectively represent clients throughout the United States.
Hank Burgoyne is an AV-rated counselor and litigator with more than a decade of experience representing Internet, software, mobile industry and other clients in advertising, intellectual property, speech, trade secret, data security and commercial disputes. He has particular expertise in digital evidence, and in the use of digital forensics to identify and prosecute anonymous wrongdoers.
Hank has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of California’s most important Internet-related advertising cases, both at the trial court level and before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. A former reporter and newsroom lawyer, Hank has litigated dozens of defamation, trademark, trade libel, copyright and privacy lawsuits. Hank also counsels information owners in trade secret and data theft cases, as well as businesses and sophisticated individuals in licensing, outsourcing, investment and other commercial disputes.
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. After his clerkship, Hank litigated intellectual property and technology-related cases for Keker & Van Nest, an American Lawyer “Litigation Boutique of the Year.” Prior to founding the Burgoyne Law Group, Hank also negotiated intellectual property and technology agreements for the Silicon Valley office of Greenberg Traurig, and spent five years as a name partner at Kronenberger Burgoyne, an Internet counseling and litigation boutique he founded in 2006.
Hank first pursued his interest in online and other media as a reporter covering advertising, journalism and telecommunications policy. Hank has commented on Internet and mobile industry topics in the Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine and other publications, and on traditional and Internet radio. He is a former copyright chair of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.