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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 Federal Circuit 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.

Question, comments, or suggestions for improvement to the Federal Circuit’s Rules of Practice or Internal Operating Procedures may be directed to the Advisory Council at advisory.council@cafc.uscourts.gov or by mail to Advisory Council, c/o Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 717 Madison Place, NW, Washington, DC 20439.

The Advisory Council can neither assist nor intervene in cases before the court.  The Advisory Council is also not involved in Judicial Conduct or Judicial Disability matters.  Any questions or concerns about pending or final decisions of the Federal Circuit should be directed to the Clerk’s Office at chiefdeputyclerk@cafc.uscourts.gov. Judicial Conduct and Disability information is available on our website.

 

Advisory Council

(Effective September 1, 2019)

Carter G. Phillips, Chair
Partner
Sidley, Austin, LLP
Washington, DC
The Honorable Leonard Davis (Retired)
Of Counsel
Fish & Richardson
Dallas, TX
Tara D. Elliott
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC
Michael R. Franzinger
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Washington, DC
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa (Ret.)
Wilmer Hale
Boston, MA
Martin F. Hockey, Jr.
Senior Trial Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Commercial Litigation Branch -  Civil Division
Washington, DC
The Honorable James F. Holderman (Retired)
JAMS
Chicago, IL
Matthias Kamber
Partner
Keker & Van Nest
San Francisco, CA
Thomas W. Krause
Deputy General Counsel
for Intellectual Property and Solicitor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA
Deanna Tanner Okun
Partner
Adduci, Mastriani, Schaumberg, LLP
Washington, DC
Kevin Parton
Counsel
Verizon Communications
Arlington, VA
Adam R. Shartzer
Principal
Fish & Richardson
Washington, DC
Robert L. Stoll
Partner
Drinker Biddle
Washington, DC
 
David O. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Law
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
 
 

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
 
Jeffrey Goldberg
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
Washington, DC
Jamie D. Underwood
President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, D.C.
Robert K. Huffman
Immediate Past President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC
 
George E. Hutchinson
Founding Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett &
  Dunner LLP
Washington, DC
Scott M. McCaleb
Past Co-Chair
Past President
Federal Circuit Historical Society
Wiley Rein LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Michael J. Schaengold
Past Co-Chair
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Washington, D.C.