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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 July 1, 2021)

Deanne E. Maynard, Chair
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, DC
Claudia Burke
Assistant Branch Director
United States Department of Justice
Commercial Litigation Branch – Civil Division
Washington, DC
Alexander O. Canizares
Senior Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP
Washington, DC
Tara D. Elliott
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC
Michael R. Franzinger
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Washington, DC
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa (Retired)
Senior Counsel
WilmerHale
Boston, MA
Matthias Kamber
Partner
Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP
San Francisco, CA
Adam Keser
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Associate General Counsel
Saint-Gobain Corporation
Worcester, MA
Monica Lateef
Associate Solicitor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA
Deanna Tanner Okun
Managing Partner
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP
Washington, DC
Kevin Parton
Associate General Counsel
Verizon
Arlington, VA
Melissa Patterson
Assistant Director
Civil Appellate Division
(currently on detail as an Assistant to the Solicitor
  General)
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Adam R. Shartzer
Principal
Fish & Richardson
Washington, DC
Katherine Smith
Deputy General Counsel
United States Merit Systems Protection Board
Office of General Counsel
Washington, DC
David O. Taylor
Associate Professor
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
Deborah M. Miron
Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Washington, DC
George E. Hutchinson
Founding Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett &
  Dunner LLP
Washington, DC
Laura P. Masurovsky
President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Washington, DC
Sonal N. Mehta
Immediate Past President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
WilmerHale
Palo Alto, CA