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William H. Hurd

William H. Hurd

Bill Hurd is a partner in the Richmond office of Troutman Sanders and focused on his firm’s Appellate practice. He previously served as the first Solicitor General of Virginia (1999 – 2004). In the United States Supreme Court, Bill has appeared on brief (both party and amicus) in more than 30 cases, serving as principal author in more than 25 cases and personally arguing three cases before the Court. Altogether he has appeared on brief in more than 130 appellate cases and has argued more than 50 times before federal and state appellate courts. Bill served as lead counsel in the statewide election recounts for Attorney General of Virginia in 2005 and 2013, and served as legal counsel to the 2011 Independent Bi-partisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting. In addition to practicing law, Bill is an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, where he teaches a course on the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause.

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Guest Appearances
August 6, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: State Attorneys General and Federalism in the Obama/Trump Eras

Dan Rodriguez, Ellen Rosenblum, William Hurd, and Misha Tseytlin talk about the actions and prerogatives of the state attorneys general in the current political climate.