James R. Hancock

Associate | Palo Alto

jhancock@mofo.com | (650) 813-5908 jhancock@mofo.com
(650) 813-5908

James Hancock is an associate in the Litigation Department in Morrison & Foerster’s Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on the litigation of intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, as well as complex commercial and securities issues.

James represents clients across a range of industries including pharmaceutical and biologic drug products, telecommunications, environmental science, and high-technology industries. His experience includes preparing six cases for trial over the past four years. James is also involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, including successful class actions on behalf of foster parents in Hawai`i to increase support payments and on behalf of veterans seeking medical treatment for exposure to biological and chemical substances as part of human testing programs conducted by the U.S. military.

James received his J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the Barristers’ Council Trial Advocacy Division and The Tax Lawyer. During law school, he served as a legal intern for the House Judiciary Committee and a judicial extern for the Honorable James A. Teilborg in the U.S. District Court of Arizona. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.

Show More


Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.