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The Advisory Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was established pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b) to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the rules of practice and internal operating procedures of the court. The Advisory Council also serves as a conduit between the public and the court regarding the court's procedural rules. For questions about or suggestions for improvement to the Federal Circuit’s rules of practice or procedure, please contact the Advisory Council at advisory.council@cafc.uscourts.gov. Case-related inquiries about the Federal Circuit's rules of practice should be addressed to the Clerk's Office.

Information Regarding Model Orders is Available Here.

The Advisory Council published model orders concerning e-discovery and limitations on claims and prior art, and posted a disclaimer that the Court did not approve the model orders.  To avoid the risk of any misperception that the Court has endorsed or taken any position on the model orders through the Advisory Council, or otherwise, the Advisory Council confirms that it does not sponsor or endorse orders.

Advisory Council

(Effective October 1, 2016)

Carter G. Phillips,Chair
Sidley, Austin, LLP
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
202-736-8270 (T)
The Honorable Leonard Davis (Retired)
Of Counsel
Fish & Richardson
1717 Main Street, Suite 5000
Dallas, TX 75201
214-760-6105 (T)
Tara D. Elliott
Latham & Watkins LLP
555 Eleventh Street, N.W.,
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
202-637-2329 (T)
David Folsom
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
6002 Summerfield, Suite B
Texarkana, TX 75503
903-255-3251 (T)
Michael R. Franzinger
Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
202 736 8583 (T)
Martin F. Hockey, Jr.
Senior Trial Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Commercial Litigation Branch -  Civil Division
1100 L Street, N. W., Room 10124
Washington, DC 20530
202-307-6288 (T)
The Honorable James F. Holderman (Retired)
71 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3090
Chicago, IL 60606
Matthias Kamber
Keker & Van Nest
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111-1809
415-773-6635 (T)
Nathan K. Kelley
Deputy General Counsel
for Intellectual Property and Solicitor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
571-272-4142 (T)
Deanna Tanner Okun
Adduci, Mastriani, Schaumberg, LLP
1133 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-467-6300 (T)
202-466-2006 (F)
Kevin Parton
Verizon Communications
1320 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Adam R. Shartzer
Fish & Richardson
1425 K Street, N.W., #1100
Washington, DC 20005
202-626-6380 (T)
Robert L. Stoll
Drinker Biddle
1500 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-1209
202-230-5176 (T)
202-842-8465 (F)
David O. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Law
SMU Dedman School of Law
Storey Hall, Room 200
3315 Daniel A venue
Dallas, TX 75205-0116
214-768-1685 (T)

Ex Officio

Peter R. Marksteiner
Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court
United States Court of Appeals
   for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
202-275-8020 (T)
202-275-9380 (F)
J. Douglas Steere
General Counsel and
  Senior Staff Attorney
United States Court of Appeals
   for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
James E. Brookshire
Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
1620 I Street, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
202-558-2421 (T)
202-558-2487 (F)
Robert K. Huffman
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1564
202-887-4530 (T)
202-887-4288 (F)
George E. Hutchinson
Founding Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett &
  Dunner LLP
901 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202-408-4002 (T)
202-408-4400 (F)
Scott M. McCaleb
Past Co-Chair
Past President
Federal Circuit Historical Society
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-719-3193 (T)
202-719-7049 (F)
Deborah Miron
Immediate Past President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Director of Regional Operations
and Chief Administrative Judge
United States Merit Systems Protections Board
1615 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20419
Michael J. Schaengold
Past Co-Chair
Greenberg Traurig LLP
2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20037
202-331-3100 (T)