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Bree Hann

Bree Hann

Partner

(510) 906-4902 | bhann@nortonlaw.com | VCF

Bree Hann combines keen advocacy skills with creative strategy and pragmatic management, earning her clients efficient, effective results.

Bree began her career with McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, later Bingham McCutchen, where she was a partner from 2010 to 2014. Her work ran the gamut: investigating and building cases, navigating discovery labyrinths, and winning cases on motions and at trial. For example, Bree was a key member of a trial team that won a record-breaking $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict on behalf of Oracle; and in addition to the trial work itself, she was a driving force behind the focused, thorough discovery and motion practice that positioned Oracle for that trial victory.

In 2014, Bree joined the in-house legal team at SolarCity, where she designed and led the company’s groundbreaking antitrust litigation against an Arizona utility, including victories at the Ninth Circuit. While at SolarCity, and continuing at Tesla through 2017, she solved problems before they became lawsuits. When litigation could not or should not be avoided, Bree ran both plaintiff and defense cases to achieve the larger business objectives for the company. Bree’s in-house experience gives her a deep perspective on the varying, sometimes conflicting, forces that companies balance with every legal decision.

The right attorney offers more than a bundle of litigation skills. Bree achieves results through both legal acumen and effective people management. With her years of team and department management experience, as well as teaching and peer counseling work, Bree quickly puts people at ease and gets them working well together towards goals large and small. Those skills deliver results smoothly, quickly, and accurately.

Education

  • Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley JD 2001
  • University of Southern California, BA English Literature, 1998

Admitted

  • California
  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Utah
  • District of Utah

Clerkship

  • United States District Court, S.D.N.Y., the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan