Judge Mitchell was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on August 16, 2013. In her time on the bench and while working with Chief Judge Davis, Judge Mitchell has overseen numerous patent and general civil litigation cases. She also mediates cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Leonard P. Stark is Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He has been a District Judge since 2010 and for the previous three years was a Magistrate Judge on the same Court.
District Judge, USDC Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division
Michael Truncale was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 14, 2019, and appointed by President Donald J. Trump on May 16, 2019. As a nominee, he received the unanimous well-qualified rating by the American Bar Association.
Chief District Judge, USDC Eastern District of Texas
Judge Rodney Gilstrap was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas and was confirmed in 2011. He assumed the position of Chief Judge in 2018.
Brian Pandya serves as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Office of the Associate Attorney General oversees DOJ’s litigating and grant-making components and works closely with the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to implement department policies.
Board certified in civil trial law, Wesley Hill balances a successful practice in intellectual property and business litigation. With more than 30 trials to his credit, including over 20 patent cases, Mr. Hill brings broad courtroom experience to every case he handles.
Partner, Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice group
David Folsom is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice group, and he leads the firm’s Texarkana office. As former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, David brings his experience and insight to cases both in and out of the Eastern District.
The Honorable Jose L. Linares chairs McCarter’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. He served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, having been nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2002.
Jeannie Heffernan is an experienced trial lawyer who has won numerous patent and trademark trials across the country in a wide variety of industries, from telecommunications to medical devices to haute couture.