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Henry Murphy Burgoyne III

Litigation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Hank Burgoyne

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Henry

Learn Henry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    General and complex business and commercial litigation; trade secrets theft and misappropriation; non-competition and non-solicitation claims; executive-level employment disputes; private company investor and shareholder lawsuits; privately held corporation, partnership and limited liability company dissolutions; founders and investors' rights litigation; unfair competition and false advertising; Internet and e-commerce disputes; copyright and trademark infringement.

    26 years

  2. Trademark infringement
    Trademark, trade name and trade dress infringement; trademark and brand licensing disputes; cybersquatting, domain name and Internet trademark litigation; Internet forensic investigations of anonymous Internet trademark infringement; false advertising and unfair competition; trade libel; business and product disparagement; publicity and privacy rights litigation; defamation.

    26 years

  3. Internet
    Internet litigation; Internet false advertising; Internet and sms marketing class actions and government investigations; e-commerce disputes; cybersquatting, domain name and Internet trademark infringement; Internet copyright infringement and DMCA/CDA safe harbor defense; hacking, data theft and other computer crimes; anonymous Internet trade libel and defamation; Internet and digital forensic investigations.

    26 years

Hank Burgoyne is an AV-rated business and intellectual property lawyer with a decade and a half of experience resolving contract, trade secret, Internet, corporate, advertising and related disputes.


As a trained mediator, business owner and one-time federal court clerk, Hank sees his clients’ disputes from a variety of angles. He recognizes that to a client, a dispute looks more like a business problem than a legal case. He therefore takes the time to understand each client’s business, and unique business priorities.  Hank knows that legal disputes can sidetrack even the most forward-looking of companies. He considers it his mission to resolve his clients’ disputes quickly and efficiently, so his clients can stay focused on their businesses.


Hank has an advantage over other business and intellectual property litigators, in that he has negotiated and drafted contracts ranging from software licenses and SaaS terms to executive-level employment and LLC operating agreements. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of California's most important Internet-related advertising cases, both in the trial courts and before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. As a former newsroom lawyer, Hank also counsels businesses on trademark, tortious interference and defamation issues, and has secured favorable results in dozens of unfair competition lawsuits. He has particular expertise in trade secret and employee mobility disputes, and in the use of digital forensics and electronic evidence.


Hank graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was a teaching assistant to former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan. He then clerked for U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco. After his clerkship, Hank litigated business, intellectual property and technology cases for Keker & Van Nest, an American Lawyer "Litigation Boutique of the Year." Hank also negotiated intellectual property and other commercial agreements for the Silicon Valley office of Greenberg Traurig, and founded Kronenberger Burgoyne, a San Francisco business and Internet litigation boutique.


Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Areas:

•     Commercial and Technology Contracts

•     Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility

•     Internet Advertising and Commerce

•     Private Company/Partnership Disputes

•     Trademarks and Unfair Competition



•     Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating:  A/V (5.0/5.0)

•     Northern California Super Laywer 2010-2013

•     Northern California Rising Star 2009


•     Avvo Rating:  Superb (10.0/10.0)


Burgoyne Law Group
1390 Market Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Henry Murphy Burgoyne III
1104 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA, 95831
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, and a good listener
I told this to Hank and I'll tell this to you. Hank is a great lawyer. He's extremely intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, and a good listener. In addition, you can tell that he walks through all the angles of a lawsuit meticulously in his head. It’s good that he’s an extremely level-headed person. Hank represented me in a suit that lasted roughly a year. Going through a legal battle, you're going to exchange tons of messages with your lawyer. Hank was not only communicative and responded to my messages quickly, but was always receptive to what I had to say. In addition, he has a way of simplifying technical lawyer speak, and often has great analogies that provide you more meaning and context to complex situations. Going through a lawsuit can also be very stressful, but Hank is very relatable and does a good job of making you feel prepared and at relative ease. He's a quality lawyer, and comes highly recommended.
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Posted by Kimberly | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Hank made sure he really understood my case and the unique aspects of our industry. He worked hard to help keep all of the costs within budget. I felt like he was really working on my side and for my interests. His expertise and professionalism helped make the situation manageable. His communication was very timely and responsive.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Hank Burgoyne turned one of the most stressful experiences of my life into a positive outcome. Hank was very thoughtful in how he clarified my goals, and brought an extremely high quality array of expertise to bear to achieve them. He was efficient, systematic and willing to fit around my timelines. He was also sensitive to my budget thresholds. I really appreciated how Hank turned what felt like a mountain into a manageable series of molehills. He was very personable and cut through the usual “lawyer talk” to get to the real issues. I felt like my view was respected and that I could trust his recommendations. I can’t recommend him highly enough
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Posted by Amy | March 16, 2013
Not only talented but exceptionally kind and compassionate
Hank is not only exceptionally talented (as evidenced by his Stanford JD law degree), but is one of the kindest and most compassionate people I have ever met. I was introduced to Hank through a friend regarding an issue that most lawyers wouldn't bat an eye at given the amount at stake, but was incredibly distressing for me personally. Hank was so generous with his time and each and every time he gave me invaluable advice that I could have never found on my own and no other lawyer would have taken the time to find and share with me. I would absolutely recommend Hank.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Burgoyne Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kronenberger Burgoyne LLP
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Steinhart Falconer, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. William Alsup
  • U.S. District Court
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Arizona
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • Georgetown University
  • B.S.B.A.
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 4Wall Las Vegas, Inc. v. Stage 1, Inc., 2013 WL 930620
  • Awarded writ of possession in commercial equipment rental dispute, resulting in favorable settlement
  • Incorp Services, Inc. v. Nevada State Corporate Network, Inc., 08A573578 (Clark County, Nevada District Court)
  • Ordered unfair competition defendants to pay $500,000+ in attorneys’ fees/ costs
  • Banco Financiera Comercial Hondurena, S.A. v. Does, 1-11-CV-193108 (Santa Clara Cty., Calif. Superior Court)
  • Granted temporary restraining order requiring takedown of confidential documents
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  • Certified Mediator, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2013 - Present
  • Certified Mediator, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Former Copyrights Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Northern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Graduation with Distinction
  • Stanford Law School
  • 1999
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  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Try to Avoid "Gray" Goods (Interviewed)
  • 2006
  • Inside the Patent and Trademark Office
  • Managing Editor, All Issues
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • SF Intellectual Property Law Association Hot Topic Series
  • The Google Book Search Settlement Agreement: Pros and Cons (Panel Moderator)
  • 2009
  • KGO Radio News, San Francisco
  • Consumer Data Security
  • 2009
  • Inboxed Radio: Is Email Marketing Dead?
  • Legal Aspects of False Advertising
  • 2009
  • Inboxed Radio: Ad Servers and Landing Pages
  • 9th Circuit Ruling in ASIS v
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Henry
Business Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hank is a diligent and thorough attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I endorse Hank Burgoyne."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Hank on numerous commercial litigation matters over the years. He consistently amazes me with his ability to navigate extremely complex areas of law and to keep his composure and down to earth demeanor even under the most stressful circumstances. We have written many briefs together, and he is one of the best legal writers I know (which is not surprising considering his background in journalism)."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hank is an exceedingly intelligent and capable attorney. I am consistently impressed with his focus on client needs and his ability to get to the finish line under budget and on time. Highly recommended."

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San Francisco Litigation Lawyer Henry Murphy Burgoyne III
Henry Murphy Burgoyne III
Litigation Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 24 years
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