Leading California consumer products litigator joins Hogan Lovells in San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif., 13 April 2023 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Trenton H. Norris has joined as a partner in the firm’s Disputes practice in the San Francisco office. Norris, who joins from Arnold & Porter, is one of the nation’s leading practitioners in class action and consumer litigation—particularly in litigation under California’s toxics and labeling law, Proposition 65.
“Trent is one of the foremost consumer product attorneys in the country,” said Des Hogan, global head of Hogan Lovells’ Disputes practice. “His decision to join Hogan Lovells aligns well with our goal to continue to strengthen our nationally recognized class action and consumer litigation practice—particularly in key growth markets such as Northern California.”
Norris has advised and defended hundreds of companies regarding Proposition 65 and California’s expansive consumer protection laws. He brings a wealth of experience litigating complex scientific and technical disputes across a wide swath of products, technologies, and industries, including foods and beverages, dietary supplements, cosmetics, hospitality, medical devices, electronics, vehicles, drugs, and agriculture. Norris often represents trade associations and joint defense groups in strategic counseling, litigation, and representation before regulatory agencies.
“Trent is a leader in our community, and we look forward to working with him to continue to build our presence in Northern California,” said Hogan Lovells partner Patrick Michael, who serves as Office Managing Partner for the firm’s San Francisco office. “California is a one of the most important markets in the country for consumer-related litigation, and Trent has distinguished himself as one of the foremost litigators in this competitive space. He and his team follow on the heels of partners Megan Nishikawa and Amber Trincado, who joined us last fall. Together, this group has significantly strengthened our commercial litigation capabilities in Northern California.”
Commenting on his decision to join the firm, Norris said: “I have long worked with and admired Hogan Lovells. The firm’s integrated global practice, combined with its leading food regulatory practice, as well as other regulatory strengths, make Hogan Lovells an ideal place to continue to expand my practice. I am excited at the growth opportunities here in Northern California, as well as nationally and globally.”
Norris served in a number of leadership positions at his former firm and maintains an active pro bono practice with an emphasis on the LGBTQ+ community. He is a registered lobbyist before the California Environmental Protection Agency and served as a legislative aide to a U.S. senator. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and he earned is B.A. in Computer Science from Brown University, magna cum laude.
I am excited at the growth opportunities here in Northern California, as well as nationally and globally.