Trial Ace: Kirkland's Jim Hurst

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2015, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner James Hurst has built an imposing record as a trial lawyer but still recalls his first major cross-examination, when he was so nervous he considered running away, a nervousness he's more than conquered since, repeatedly winning major pharmaceutical patent trials by going “for the jugular” in court.

When it comes to preparing for a cross examination, the Law360 Trial Ace says he still gets butterflies, but he's come a long way from the senior associate who was put on the spot...
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