William N. Hebert

William N. Hebert

Partner
San Francisco
T: (415) 374-8370
F: (415) 374-8373
whebert@calvofisher.com

Attorney Bios

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law (1988)
  • A.B., with distinction, Stanford University (1983)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Guam
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Professional and Civic Activities

  • President, State Bar of California, 2010-2011
  • Member, State Bar Board of Governors, 2007-2010 (Vice President, 2009-2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Public Interest Law Project
  • Member, Board of Directors, California Bar Foundation, 2010-2011
  • Chair, Board of Trustees of Prospect Sierra School
  • Panel Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 

Publications and Presentations

  • Library of California Business Litigation Forms (ALM Media Properties, LLC 2013)
  • California class action law update - a look at 2010 and beyond, Riverside Lawyer Magazine (Vol. 61, No. 3) (March 2011)
  • Contributing author, California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, California State Bar Section on Antitrust and Unfair Competition (Lexis Nexis, 2010)
  • Patents and Antitrust: Application to Adjacent Markets, Nicholas Economides and William Hebert, Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law (U. Colo. School of Law, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 2008)
  • Joint Defense Agreements and the Common Interest Doctrine, CEB Program Materials on Complex Litigation (San Francisco, August 17, 2007)
  • Proposition 64: Fashionably Retro, California Civil Litigation Reporter (Vol. 28 No. 4) (CEB August 2006)
  • Unfair Competition Law Update: A Look at 2005, California Civil Litigation Reporter (Vol. 28, No. 2) (CEB April 2006)
  • Washington Mutual v. Superior Court: Defendants’ Victory? California Civil Litigation Reporter (Vol. 23, No. 2) (CEB March 2001)
  • Fair-use defense applies in aftermarket situations, The National Law Journal, May 1, 2000
  • Asserting Intellectual Property Rights in Monopoly Leveraging Antitrust Cases: Business Justification or Pretext? Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California (Vol. 8, No. 1 – Spring 1999)
  • The Current State of Classwide Arbitration in California, California Litigation Magazine (Vol. 12, No. 3) (1999)

Honors and Awards

  • Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers in California for 2011

William N. Hebert is a partner in the San Francisco office of Calvo Fisher & Jacob. Mr. Hebert represents clients in business litigation, including class action defense, business torts (such as antitrust, trade secret litigation, and interference with economic advantage), patent and trademark infringement, false advertising and California’s Unfair Competition Law.

He has tried a dozen cases in state and federal court, and has litigated numerous arbitrations, including hearings before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the American Arbitration Association.  Mr. Hebert was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California for 2011.

Mr. Hebert was President of the State Bar of California for the 2010/2011 term. He was a member of the State Bar Board of Governors, 2007-2010, serving as Vice President for 2009-2010.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society and the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Project, as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Prospect Sierra School. Mr. Hebert is a panel mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

He received his J.D. for the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1988 and an A.B. from Stanford University in 1983 (with distinction).

Mr. Hebert is the author of Library of California Business Litigation Forms (ALM Media Properties, LLC 2013). He is a contributing author of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law (Lexis Nexis, 2010), published by the California State Bar Section on Antitrust and Unfair Competition. He contributed chapters on the subjects of expert witnesses, injunctions, treble damages and void contracts.