Hosie Rice LLP

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Spencer Hosie

Spencer Hosie

Transamerica Pyramid,
34th Floor
600 Montgomery Street
San Francisco,
California 94111
415-247-6001 Fax
Email: shosie@hosielaw.com

Spencer Hosie is a nationally recognized top-ranked trial lawyer for complex commercial cases. In his 20+ year career, he has won or settled cases worth almost $2 billion for his clients. In June 2005, the National Law Journal profiled Mr. Hosie as one of the 10 most successful trial lawyers in the country.

Mr. Hosie's practice covers the spectrum of complex commercial cases, with particular focus on intellectual property litigation. He currently is an advisor to the Alaska, Louisiana, and Hawaii state governments.

Mr. Hosie began his legal career with the San Francisco law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, with an antitrust and securities defense practice. He started his own firm in 1985, ultimately named Hosie, Wes, Sacks & Brelsford, which specialized in intellectual property, energy, and complex litigation. In 1993, he was named one of the "Top 25 Attorneys in the State of California Under 45 Years of Age" by California Lawyer.

Mr. Hosie has an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

Mr. Hosie's recent successful trial record includes these significant cases:

State of Alaska v. ExxonMobil

Lead trial counsel for the State of Alaska in breach of contract case;
Trial victory established value of North Slope oil. June 2005

Burst.com v. Microsoft Corp.

Lead counsel for Burst.com, an independent software vendor, in antitrust, patent, and trade secret case
MDL 1332 US District Court, District of Maryland
$60 million settlement March 2005

See case materials

State of Louisiana v. Chevron U.S.A.

Lead trial counsel for State of Louisiana fraud litigation, jury trial
17th Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche, La., No. 93658
Top 15 Verdicts of 2004
$111 million verdict 2004

Earl Anzai, Attorney General for the State of Hawaii v. Chevron Corp., et al.

Lead counsel for State of Hawaii in statewide retail gasoline price-fixing antitrust case
Civ. No. 98-00792-SPK US District Court, District of Hawaii
$35 million in settlements 1999-2003

In re Lease Oil Antitrust Litigation

Co-lead counsel for nationwide subclass of oil royalty owners in antitrust case
MDL 1206 US District Court, Southern District of Texas
$200 million settlement 1999

In re Exxon Corp.

Lead trial counsel for the State of Alaska in six-month trial involving taxes due the State of Alaska
No. 94925 (Consolidated)
State of Alaska
$259 trial million verdict 1997

In re ANS Royalty Litigation

Lead trial counsel for the State of Alaska in action against multiple major oil companies, seeking recovery of North Slope oil royalties
No. IJU-77-847
Alaska Superior Court (Juneau, Anchorage)
$1.2 billion in recoveries 1988-1995

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