Next Generation Lawyers is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for junior attorneys to hear sage advice from judges on how to advocate most effectively for clients in court.
On Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET |1:00 p.m. CT |11:00 a.m. PT, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Federal Circuit Bar Association are hosting a panel discussion on oral advocacy with Judge Kimberly Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Alan Albright of the Western District of Texas. Specifically, the judicial panelists will be sharing insights into what is most helpful to judges and tips on the best ways to advance your positions and win for your clients.
The discussion will be moderated by Kathi Vidal, Winston & Strawn’s Silicon Valley Managing Partner. Ms. Vidal has known Judges Moore and Albright for over two decades. She notes,
Before joining the bench, the Judges were two of the finest advocates I knew. When my partner Michael Tomasulo suggested this panel as a way of sharing what the Judges have learned through their collective experiences in private practice and academia and from the perspective of a Magistrate Judge, District Court Judge, and Appellate Court Judge, I was thrilled to participate.
This is a fantastic opportunity for guidance from prominent members of the legal field.
About the Panelists
Judge Moore and Judge Albright both have extensive litigation experience. Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore has presided on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit since 2006, when she was appointed by President Bush. Prior to her appointment, she was a distinguished law professor and author, and former clerk for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Moore has written and presented extensively on patent litigation. She is the co-author of the textbook Patent Litigation and Strategy and was the editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Judge Moore will serve as chief judge of the Federal Court this spring.
Federal Judge Alan Albright was appointed to the bench by President Trump in 2018. Under his charge, the Western District of Texas has become a hotbed for patent litigation—seeing more new cases since Albright took office than in the previous four years combined. Judge Albright presides over more than 20% of the patent cases filed nationwide. Prior to his appointment, Judge Albright was a magistrate judge, law firm partner, adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Texas Law School, and clerk for the Honorable James R. Nowlin, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas.
About the Moderator
Kathi Vidal is the managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Silicon Valley office. She is one of the most well-regarded technology trial lawyers in the country and an industry leader on diversity and women’s issues. Ms. Vidal founded the ChIPs Next Gen effort and advises tribunals on Next Gen issues to encourage and secure more advocacy opportunities for junior lawyers.
Ms. Vidal clerked with Judge Moore at the Federal Circuit, has served on the Board of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and is presently a Fellow of the Association. She served in private practice and firm management with Judge Albright and has litigated cases with him. She has led patent cases for more than two decades, including in the Federal Circuit and Waco (where she has led numerous cases and has two upcoming trials).
You can register for the event using this link.
This event should not be missed!
Written by: Rachel McCauley, Winston & Strawn LLP, March 31, 2021