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2017 Bench & Bar Conference

June 21 - 24, 2017
Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Registration for the 2017 Bench & Bar Conference is now open!

NEW SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP ARRANGEMENTS. Period 1, Ends May 1, 2017 (includes a 15% discount). Period 2, Ends May 15, 2017 (includes ONLY a 5% discount). There are a limited number of special individual sponsorship arrangements for the Bench and Bar. Interest is invited. If you have an interest in considering those, please contact Roseanna Quinlan, quinlan@fedcirbar.org. These options include marketing recognition at the Bench and Bar and are available on a first come-first serve basis.

Federal Circuit Bar Association will be hosting its annual Bench & Bar Conference in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this year. It will be held at the The Coeur d’Alene Resort starting on Wednesday evening, June 21st with a welcome reception, and ending on Saturday afternoon, June 24th with our final session at 12:15 pm.

 

Matters explored at the upcoming Bench and Bar Conference will include:

  • Remarks of the Director, US Patent and Trademark Office

  • Claim Construction

  • Next Generation, Ethics & Diversity

  • Appeals to the Federal Circuit from the PTAB

  • Trade and Trade Secrets

  • Disrupters and the Challenges to Innovation

Many popular sessions returning will include The Federal Circuit Perspective; The Supreme Court Review; The Townhalls and The Reviewed Adjudicators and Change.

Benefits of Membership


Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.

 


 

Programs

Webcast attendance (and CLE in applicable states) is complimentary with all FCBA memberships. Membership also gives reduced rate registration to our conferences (e.g. Bench & Bar) as well as partner affiliated regional events.

  • Bench & Bar Conference - Annual in-depth program exploring the spectrum of Circuit practice and justice considerations, gathering national leaders of the Bench and the Bar.
  • Horizons Seminar Series - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions.
  • Regional Programs - Programs for local audiences, involving leading corporate and litigation counsel and many levels of the Federal Bench. Examples include the Advanced Complex Litigation Series, Litigation Skills Training Series, MSPB Appeals Summit, and Federal Practice Summit.
  • Global Series - Launched in November 2010, the Global Series explores the search for best practices in legal systems around the world.  In the on-going dialogue, sessions already include:  Berlin and Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Geneva, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.

 

FCBA Source - Publications

  • Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website. 
  • Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.
  • Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit.  It covers the following matters of interest:
    • Merit Systems Protection Board
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
    • International Trade Commission
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association.  All newsletters are available to members through the website.
  • Webcasts - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions such as In Re Bilski. More than a dozen webcasts are available yearly, and are searchable by subject matter.

 

Materials


Participation and Leadership Opportunities in all Circuit Community Practice Areas

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives.  Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.


Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.


Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.

Leaders Circle Bench & Bar Registrations

Join the 2017 Leaders Circle

Federal Circuit Bar Association Leaders Circle sponsors benefit from and help guide the Association’s premier national outreach. Leaders Circle participants, both firms and corporations, stand among the most skilled in the profession. With their acumen, Leaders Circle sponsors engage core developments significant to the Federal Circuit justice community through over 20 committees (ranging from Amicus to Patent Litigation, International Trade, Government Contract, Patent and Trademark Office).

Leaders Circle sponsors “Make a Difference.” Moreover, while doing so, they provide unique interactive professional opportunities and recognition for the members of their organizations and for their designees. Levels tailored to a variety of circumstances are available.

 

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Annual Benefits Bundling (Webcasts, Regional Programs, Summits, Conferences, Annual Dinner)
  • Premier Quality (Substantive and policy engagement, planning, and participation opportunities (including, e.g., the annual Bench & Bar® Conference)
  • Publications
    • The Federal Circuit Court Case Digest, The Federal Circuit Court Journal, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter
  • Sessions
    • Skills Excellence (broad spectrum of professional webcasts, telecasts, and sessions)
  • Session Planning Participation
  • Watch List - The weekly Watch List includes selected items of subject matter interest - policy, judicial, national, regional, and international.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - Track key decisions first. This digest highlights selected decisions of tribunals reviewed by the Circuit. Tribunals already include PTAB, COFC, CAVC, ITC, MSPB, CBCA.
  • Pro Bono Digest - Participate in the Association’s several active pro bono outreaches - general, government personnel, veterans, and PTO patent prosecution.

 

Join the 2017 Leaders Circle!

Please contact Hee Kim at kim@fedcirbar.org, or call (202) 536-4160.

 

Leaders Circle Registration Benefits
 

National Leaders

$32,000

Six Bench & Bar Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Sustaining Leaders

$21,000

Four Bench & Bar Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Supporting Leaders

$12,000

Two Bench & Bar Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

 

 

2017 Leaders Circle Sponsors

National Leaders

 

Sustaining Leaders

 

 

Supporting Leaders

 

   

Individual Bench & Bar Registrations

 

NEW SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP ARRANGEMENTS. Period 1, Ends May 1, 2017 (includes a 15% discount). Period 2, Ends May 15, 2017 (includes ONLY a 5% discount). There are a limited number of special individual sponsorship arrangements for the Bench and Bar. Interest is invited. If you have an interest in considering those, please contact Roseanna Quinlan, quinlan@fedcirbar.org. These options include marketing recognition at the Bench and Bar and are available on a first come-first serve basis.

 

Cancellations received by Shelly O'Neill at soneill@meetingmastersinc.com by Friday, June 2, 2017, will receive a full refund less a $500 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after June 2,2017. Substitutions will be accepted at any time. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly O'Neill at soneill@meetingmastersinc.com or by calling 571-242-4200.

 

 
 
 

Travel and Accomodations Information

Hotel Information

The Coeur d’Alene
115 South Second Street
Coeur A’Lene, ID 83816-1941

A limited number of rooms will be blocked out for conference attendees. IMPORTANT: Please do not book directly through the hotel. You will be able to reserve your room(s) through our registration process. Confirmation of registration from the FCBA is valid even if the hotel takes additional time to process and send a confirmation. All applicable taxes will be applied to your room charge.

  • Approximately one month prior to your arrival, you will be contacted by a representative of FCBA for a hotel deposit payment of one night's stay plus tax. Payment for conference registration and events will occur at the end of the registration process.
  • Please note: The contracted hotel rate is $249 per night. Hotel prices listed are not inclusive of tax. If you require a room for additional nights not included below, please contact Shelly O'Neill at (571) 242-4200
  • The government room rate of $199 is guaranteed Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24. Any extra nights will be at the conference rate of $249 per night.
  • Government/Academic/Corporate Speakers who register for Option 1 (includes conference and three-night-stay - $1,595) will have the following nights paid for by FCBA; June 21, June 22, and June 23.  All speakers selecting Option 1 need to enter arrival and departure dates for the full length of their stay, so that a room can be reserved on their behalf.
  • For room upgrades, please e-mail soneill@meetingmastersinc.com .
  • Registration Sponsor Room Rate: 3 nights (Wednesday 6/21, Thursday 6/22, and Friday 6/23 only) included in sponsorship, attendee on own for additional nights and/or upgrade from a standard room.
  • Leaders Circle Room Rate: 3 nights (Wednesday 6/21, Thursday 6/22, and Friday 6/23 only) included in sponsorship, attendee on own for additional nights and/or updgrade from a standard room.
  • To become a sponsor, please contact Hee Kim via email, or phone at (202) 536-4160.

Transportation:

 

Shuttle service to and from the airport can be reserved by clicking on the following link:
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Join Us in Idaho for the 2017 Bench & Bar Conference!

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Law School Scholarship Program

Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable and Educational Fund award a number of scholarships to current or incoming law students. The scholarship recipients in the past have become valuable members of the Circuit Community. Scholarship donations are encouraged for the enrichment of the future of the legal profession. For details, visit the Scholarship page.  To make a donation, visit the Donations page.  For inquiries, please contact Hee Kim, kim@fedcirbar.org.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Registration: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting

 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Networking Reception
Outdoor Plaza

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Registration: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Attendee Breakfast

 

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
President's Welcome

Remarks: Nicholas Groombridge, President, Federal Circuit Bar Association

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Federal Circuit Perspective

Summary: In keeping with long-standing Bench-and-Bar tradition, the incoming President of the Bar Association will moderate a panel discussion of Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Questions will include best practices in scheduling, presenting argument, seeking en banc review, coordinating related appeals, and other significant procedural and practical views from the Bench. This is the bar’s opportunity to hear from the Judges about their views likes and dislikes, outside of the context of particular cases.

Moderator: Deborah Miron, United States Merit Systems Protection Board

Panelists:
Speaker: Chief Judge Sharon Prost
Speaker: Circuit Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III
Speaker: Circuit Judge Kimberly A. Moore
Speaker: Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley
Speaker: Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna
Speaker: Circuit Judge Todd M. Hughes
Speaker: Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
State of the Court

 

10:15 AM-10:30AM
Networking Break

 

10:30AM-11:30 AM
Claim Construction (Parallel Track 1)

Summary: Determining the meaning of a patent’s claims is usually the foundational issue in patent litigation and licensing. This panel will explore a number of unsettled topics concerning the interpretation of claim language, including: how much weight to accord to a term’s ordinary meaning, the patent’s specification, and extrinsic evidence; means-plus-function claiming after Williamson; and the definiteness requirement (i.e., the requirement claim language have a reasonably certain meaning) after Nautilus.

Moderator: Daryl Joseffer, Partner, King & Spalding

Panelists:
Speaker: Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Speaker: Ralph J. Gabric, Brinks Gilson & Lione Speaker: Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Speaker: Christopher Geyer, Associate, Williams & Connolly
Speaker: Paul Grewal, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Facebook

10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Veterans Appeals (Parallel Track 2)

Summary:

Moderator: Eric Bruskin, Senior Trial Counsel, United States Department of Justice

Panelists:
Speaker: James Ridgway, Board of Veterans Appeal
Speaker: Diane Rauber, Exec. Director, Policy & Procedure, National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Speaker: Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Next Generation, Ethics & Diversity

Summary: Ethical excellence sets the benchmark for the legal profession. At the same time, the profession is itself in a significant demographic transition. In the face of that transition, meeting ethical obligations to the courts and the clients now requires bridge-building between generations and backgrounds. All the while, the ethical standards to those courts and clients remain as the measures of our performance. This panel explores meeting those requirements in the midst of the profession’s change.

Moderator: Ajeet Pai, Amazon

Panelists:
Speaker: Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Speaker: Kassie Helm, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Speaker: Mark L. Whitaker, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Speaker: Emily Johnson, Senior Counsel, IP Litigation, Amgen
Speaker: Paul Grewal, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Facebook
Speaker: Leslie M. Spencer, Partner, Ropes & Gray

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Federal Circuit Bar Association Annual Meeting

 

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Federal Circuit Historical Society Luncheon

 

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday Evening Formal Reception/Dinner

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Registration: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Attendee Breakfast
 

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
The Supreme Court Review 2017

Summary: The Supreme Court continues its interest in issues within the Federal Circuit’s jurisdiction. The 2016 Term features more than half a dozen such cases, including patent venue, disparaging trademarks, laches, and more. This panel of leading Supreme Court and appellate practitioners will summarize the highlights from this Term, preview next Term, and discuss what to expect from the addition of a new Justice.

Moderator: Deanne Maynard, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Panelists:
Speaker: Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice
Speaker: Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin
Speaker: John Elwood, Partner,Vinson & Elkins
Speaker: Don Verrilli, Partner, Munger Tolles
Speaker: Mark Perry, Partner,Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Damages-Halo-Willfulness (Parallel Track 1)

Summary: The Supreme Court’s recent Halo decision may have a significant impact on the ability for a patentee to obtain a finding of willfulness and enhanced damages. This experienced panel of in-house and outside counsel will discuss the Halo decision as well as other recent willfulness cases, and their impact on best practices and litigation strategies. It will also discuss the latest developments in damages law, discussing reasonable royalty, lost profits, and design patent damages issues. We hope you will join us for a lively and informative discussion.

Moderator: Michael Morin, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Panelists:
Speaker: Jen Yokoyama, Senior Counsel, Apple
Speaker: Douglas A. Cawley, Principal, McKool Smith
Speaker: Jeanne Heffernan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation in Defense Contracting (Parallel Track 2)

Summary: Over the past several decades, many significant technological innovations have been spurred by the U.S. Department of Defense: spaceflight, jet engines, the Global Positioning System, the Internet, stealth technology. Such innovations have historically allowed the U.S. military to enjoy a technological advantage over its adversaries, but there has been growing concern in recent years that the technology gap is closing, and that the U.S. military is failing to leverage the most innovative technologies available today in the commercial sector. Many in industry have expressed concern that the U.S. government’s contracting rules make it perilous for companies to offer their most cutting-edge technologies to DOD, out of concern that the government will gain or assert rights in their most valuable intellectual property. This panel will discuss the perceived obstacles to innovation in defense contracting, including the challenges posed by DOD’s traditional intellectual property regime, and the steps DOD is taking to overcome those obstacles, including its outreach efforts to Silicon Valley and other innovation centers. The panel will also explore areas in which further steps could be taken to foster greater access by DOD to innovative technologies.

Moderator: Frank Murray, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists:
Speaker: Dan Barbieri, Chief IP Counsel, Rockwell Collins
Speaker: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Speaker: Zohra Tejani, Assistant General Counsel and Director, VMware
Speaker: Richard Gray, DOD Office of General Counsel (invited)

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Snack Break

 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Appeals to the Federal Circuit from the PTAB

Summary: This plenary session will cover legal developments and practice pointers relating to appeals to the Federal Circuit from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The panel will discuss topics including the reviewability of decisions in post-grant proceedings, challenges to agency regulations, and best practices for appellants and appellees in appeals from PTAB actions.

Moderator: Andrew Trask, Patent Litigation, Google

Panelists:
Speaker: Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Speaker: Naveen Modi, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
Speaker: Bill Zimmerman, Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

12:15 PM– 1:15 PM
Is Patent Law’s Territorial Principle Breaking Down?

Summary: The territorial principle of patent rights is at the core of numerous important patent decisions that set out the limits of enforceability of U.S. Patents, and the kinds of activities that can be swept into damages models. This panel will explore recent decisions reshaping this area of the law, and their effect on sound patent strategy for companies operating across borders. Cases will include Impression v. Lexmark, Life Techs. v. Promega, Halo v. Pulse, Carnegie Mellon v. Marvell, Power Integrations v. Fairchild, and WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical.

Moderator: John Murphy, Partner, BakerHostetler

Panelists:
Speaker: Tim Holbrook, Emory School of Law
Speaker: Mark Freeman, Office of the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice
Speaker: James Calkins, Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
Speaker: T. Andrew Culbert, Partner, Perkins Coie

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Idaho Nights Reception/Dinner

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Registration: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Attendee Breakfast

 

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Townhalls

Continuing a Bench & Bar tradition, the entire Federal Circuit community engages an interactive group discussion of issues of importance to community members.

Townhall Facilitator: Stephen C. Stout, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Townhall 1 - Trade Secret Adjudication

Summary: With just over a year’s experience under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, it’s time to assess how well it’s working. This panel will focus on trade secret litigation in the federal courts: what has changed, what hasn’t, how the courts are ruling, and what are the most important open questions of substance, strategy and tactics for counsel. Among other things, the panel will address extraterritoriality, whistleblowing, departing employee injunctions, and case management issues such as identification of secrets.

Facilitator: James Pooley, Senior Counsel, Orrick

Panelists:
Speaker: John Williamson, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Speaker: William Abrams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker: Timothy T. Lau, Federal Judicial Center

Townhall 2 - Trade-CIT-ITC

Summary:Trade experts from Federal agencies, the International Trade Commission, and the private bar, will come together to discuss the possibilities and pitfalls facing the manufacturing and trade communities under the new administration. Moderated by a seasoned Department of Justice litigator, the panel will explore changes in the steel industry, our role in the WTO, and other newsworthy topics.

Facilitator: Tara Hogan, Senior Trial Counsel, Department of Justice, Civil Division

Panelists:
Speaker: F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission
Speaker: Charlene Morrow, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Townhall 3 – PTAB-Practice Hi Tech

Summary: Both IPRs and CBMs have dramatically altered the landscape of patent litigation in the Hi-Tech industry. This panel will provide practice pointers on important topics in this area, including strategic considerations in pursuing or defending against AIA reviews. Issues include trends from the PTAB’s Hi-Tech IPR decisions addressing anticipation and obviousness issues, as well as CBM decisions that have addressed invalidity under Section 112 and Section 101. The panel will consider how the PTAB treats some of these invalidity issues differently from the district courts, and it will also consider the impact of AIA reviews on district court litigation, including stays and estoppel.

Facilitator: Christopher Suarez, Associate, Williams & Connolly

Panelists:
Speaker: Deputy Chief Judge, Scott Boalick, United States Patent & Trademark Office
Speaker: Erika Harmon Arner, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Speaker: Justin Oliver, Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Speaker: John Alemanni, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Townhall 4 – PTAB-Practice Pharma

Summary: Inter partes review (“IPR”) has increasingly become a method of choice for challenging life sciences patents, including those related to blockbuster biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. This panel will discuss the various strategic considerations and challenges unique to life sciences IPRs, including when IPRs are used in the context of co-pending district court litigation. The panel will also discuss how strategic approaches may differ depending upon the particular type of biopharmaceutical at issue, including complex biologics and small molecules.

Facilitator: John Molenda, co-chair of Health & Life Sciences Industry Group, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Panelists:
Speaker: Erin Dunston, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersol & Rooney PC
Speaker: Brian McCaslin, Principal Counsel, Sanofi
Speaker: Thomas Jenkins, Assistant General Counsel, Mylan
Speaker: Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Townhall 5 – Patent Eligible Subject Matter 35 U.S.C. Section 101

Summary: The question of what constitutes patent eligible subject matter has received a great amount of attention from the Federal district courts in recent years, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Alice v CLS Bank and especially with respect to computer-implanted inventions. This panel, which will include private practitioners and in-house counsel at various stakeholders, will examine the continuing development of law in this important area and present views on how the law its current state may be impacting innovation.

Facilitator: Michael Sandonato, Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Panelists:
Speaker: Dan L. Bagatell, Partner, Perkins Coie
Speaker: Carlo Cotrone, Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property, GE Oil & Gas
Speaker: Melissa Finoccio, Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel, Intellectual Ventures

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Networking Break

 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
The Shape of Things to Come (Parallel Track 1)

Summary: In this session, open to all attending the Bench and Bar, technology leaders (high tech, pharma, bio, and others) will outline significant disrupters likely to emerge in the next few years. This panel will acquaint us with the opportunities—and the challenges—likely inherent in the resulting changes. Those implications lie ahead for the trade, intellectual property, and governance systems.

Co-Moderators: Tina Chappell, Intel and Corey Salsberg, Novartis

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Trial Adjudication: Judges and Magistrate Judges(Parallel Track 2)

Summary: The District Courts are the first to experience the impact of evolving law as they manage cases from inception to adjudication. These courts play a fundamental role in how Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions are interpreted and applied. This panel will provide insight into the challenges that the District Courts and practitioners have faced as a result of various recent appellate decisions and what impact such decisions may have on both the bench and the bar in the near future.

Moderator: Sandra Kuzmich, Partner, Haug Partners LLP

Panelists:
Speaker: Judge Rodney Gilstrap, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Speaker: Magistrate Judge John D. Love, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
Speaker: Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Speaker: Olivia Luk Bedi, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
The Reviewed Adjudicators and Change

Summary: The Circuit community includes the most complex first impression adjudicators in the Nation. These tribunals are the first to encounter the goals of a just process and outcome, of efficient and timely adjudication, and of early and effective case management. These adjudications will provide insights into the challenges they confront and the tools they use to manage a changing litigation landscape.

Moderator: Circuit Judge S. Jay Plager, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Panelists:
Speaker: Chief Judge Timothy Stanceu, United States Court of International Trade
Speaker: Judge Richard Shackleford, Vice Chairman, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
Speaker: Mark A. Robbins, Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman, United States Merit Systems Protection Board
Speaker: F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission
Speaker: Chief Judge Susan G. Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims

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