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The Customer Service desk of the Clerk’s Office will be closed for one hour from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Any documents delivered for filing during this hour may be placed in the Night Box inside the H Street garage entrance. This Customer Service closure does not affect electronic filing.

2016-03-29 21:39

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has amended the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice. The new rules are available here including a summary of changes. The amendments are extensive and include incorporating the terms of the Administrative Order Regarding Electronic Case Filing dated May 17, 2012; revising the requirements for confidential markings; as well as other updates, conforming changes and editorial corrections throughout. The revised rules are effective and shall apply to all appeals docketed on or after Friday, April 1, 2016. The notice version of the Rules of Practice 2016 will soon be replaced by a new web-structure version with enhanced electronic functionality.

The Federal Circuit Clerk's Office will open on time on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

As a result of the Metro shutdown, and consistent with OPM policy, court staff will report to work on time with an option for unscheduled telework and leave as approved by senior staff. Chambers staff should resolve transportation issues in accordance with their respective judge's policy.

The court is pleased to announce the selection of Peter R. Marksteiner as the new Circuit Executive/Clerk of Court for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Marksteiner is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and serves as the Director of Civil Law and Litigation for the Air Force. In that capacity he leads a team of 287 lawyers and para-professionals, working in 38 locations around the country, supporting a broad array of administrative and civil litigation, including before the federal courts of appeal.

Colonel Marksteiner entered the Air Force in 1986 and spent three years as a munitions and maintenance officer before being selected to participate in the first of two Air Force-sponsored legal education programs. During his 25 years as an Air Force Judge Advocate (“JAG”), Colonel Marksteiner served in multiple practice areas, including contracts, environmental, labor and employment, commercial space, torts and claims, fiscal, government ethics, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, criminal prosecution and defense, and as a senior judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. In addition to his numerous legal postings, Colonel Marksteiner also served as the Chief Information Officer, Chief of Strategic Planning & Communications, and Chief Personnel Officer for the Air Force’s worldwide legal workforce. Colonel Marksteiner also has extensive and varied teaching, training, professional writing and publication experience in the areas of federal sector labor and employment law and the use of Information Technology in knowledge-based organizations. Colonel Marksteiner is pending retirement from the U.S. Air Force.

Colonel Marksteiner holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, cum laude, from Florida State University, where he was also a Distinguished Graduate from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program, a Juris Doctor with Honors from Florida State University, a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Laws with Distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law Career Military Service Award for the Air Force.

Mr. Marksteiner will join the court staff on Monday, April 18, 2016.