Emmanuel Hurtado is an Associate in SA&M’s Business Litigation group. His practice encompasses all areas of civil litigation, focusing primarily on intellectual property, unfair competition, breach of contract, and complex business disputes. With extensive experience handling all stages of the litigation process, Emmanuel serves a diverse clientele across a wide rage of industries, including digital media, technology, healthcare, and consumer goods.
Prior to joining the firm, Emmanuel worked as an Antitrust and Litigation Associate at a prominent international Am Law 200 firm, where he represented clients in a variety of antitrust enforcement actions, federal investigations, multidistrict litigations, and arbitrations. He was also actively involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, which allowed him to participate in a week-long federal jury trial alongside the ACLU.
Emmanuel holds a B.A. in Government and Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College, and he obtained his J.D. from UCLA Law. Throughout law school, he excelled as the President of the American Constitution Society, Chief Managing Editor at Chicanx-Latinx Law Review, External Co-Chair of the Latinx Law Students Association, and he was a dedicated volunteer at a major legal aid organization.
As a native Spanish-speaker, Emmanuel offers a multicultural viewpoint to his practice, enhancing client interactions through his language proficiency. He prides himself on providing effective and creative solutions while striving to protect all of his clients’ legal and business interests.