Clyde Siebman, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP (Facilitator) with Judge J. Campbell Barker, E.D. Tex. & Judge Sean Jordan. E.D. Tex.
Join This Interesting Panel Discussion & Give Judge Barker and Judge Jordan an East Texas Send-Off to Their Phase One Orientation Seminar for Newly Appointed District Judges a/k/a “Baby Judges School.”
Rosalyn Mitchell, Managing Counsel, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Facilitator).
From Marksmen to First Time Shooters – From Handguns to Full-Auto Experience – Darby Doan, Haltom & Doan (Facilitator).
Event Sponsor – Haltom & Doan
Chip Molster, The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III, PLLC (Facilitator).
Event Sponsor – The Law Offices of Charles B. Molster, III, PLLC
Limited Availability. Rosalyn Mitchell, Managing Counsel, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Facilitator)
Welcoming Remarks by WLED President Elizabeth Forrest, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP; Vice-President Evelyn Chen, Ericsson and Secretary Amanda Abraham, The Roth Law Firm
Ophelia Camina, Susman Godfrey (Facilitator); Monica M. Brown, Assistant General Counsel, Lennox International, Inc.; Sarah Decker, Global Head of Litigation, Investigations, Ethics and Compliance, McAfee; Lindsay Hedrick, Jones Day; Laura J. O’Rourke, Managing Counsel, Toyota Legal One, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and Britnee Reamy, Senior Counsel, Texas Instruments. (.5 Hours Ethics) Event Sponsor – Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; Toyota
Clyde Siebman, Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference Chairman; Charles Bundren, Eastern District of Texas Bar Association President; Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge, E.D. Tex.; and James Brookshire, Executive Director, Federal Circuit Bar Association.
Conference Session Chair – Charles Bundren, William Charles Bundren &
Associates Law Group.
Yar Chaikovsky, Paul Hastings, LLP (Facilitator); Douglas N. Ellis, ASQ Consulting; Phillip Philbin, Haynes and Boone, LLP; Alan Ratliff, StoneTurn Group, LLP and Shirley Webster, Ocean Tomo.
Wesley Hill, Ward, Smith & Hill & Michael Smith, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP (Co-Facilitators); Chief Judge Sharon Prost, CAFC; Senior Judge William Bryson, CAFC; Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, E.D. Tex.; Chief Judge Leonard Stark, D. Del. (.5 Ethics)
Boone Baxter, Heim, Payne & Chorush, L.L.P. (Facilitator); Matthew Wood, Marshall; Christian Chessman, Marshall; Monica Litle, Sherman; Aileen Durrett, Career Law Clerk, Plano; Jenna Gillingham, Tyler; Matt Chiarizio, Tyler; William B. “Wills” Collier, Jr., Texarkana; Ryan Swink, Beaumont and Victoria “Tori” Bliss, N.D. Tex. – Dallas. (.3 Hours Ethics)
Hope Shimabuku, Regional Director, Texas USPTO (Facilitator); Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Sarah Harris, General Counsel, USPTO. (.2 Hours Ethics)
Event Sponsor – Findlay Craft, P.C.
Main Track Session Chair – Adam Allgood, Fisch Sigler, LLP.
Non-Patent Track Session Chair – L. Kirstine Rogers, Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC.
A Sedona Conference Presentation. Matt Powers, Sedona WG10 Chair and WG09 Vice-Chair, Tensegrity (Facilitator); Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, E.D.Tex.; Senior Judge James Robart, W.D. Wash.; Eric Hutz, Sedona WG 09 Chair, Reed Smith; Steven Geiszler, Huawei and Rick Stark, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Elvin Smith, III, Law Office of Elvin Smith (Facilitator); Josh Russ, AUSA, Civil Chief, E.D. Tex.; Shamoil Shipchandler, Jones Day, Former Regional Head of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Nathaniel Kummerfeld, AUSA E.D.Tex. (.5 Ethics)
Max Ciccarelli, Thompson & Knight (Facilitator); Brian Pandya, Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; Andrew J. Wright, Nelson, Bumgardner Albritton P.C.; Ashley Bass, Covington & Burling, LLP; Jay Jurata, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Gabrielle LaHatte, Latham & Watkins, LLP.
Ernest Gonzales, AUSA, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. E.D. Tex.
(Facilitator); Denise Benson, Public Defender; Rafael De La Garza, The De La Garza Law Firm, P.C.; Maureen Smith, AUSA, E.D. Tex. and James Whalen, Whalen Law Office.
Wes Samples, Quinn Emanuel Uruqhart & Sullivan, LLP (Facilitator); Philip Warrick, Counsel to Senator Chris Coons, Ranking Member on Intellectual Property, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; Judge Richard Linn, CAFC; Judge Roy Payne, E. D. Tex.; James A. Tripp Fussell III, Mayer Brown and Stephen Smith, Cooley LLP.
Judge Jeremy Kernodle, E.D. Tex. (Facilitator); Judge Marcia Crone, E.D. Tex.; James Gillingham, AUSA, E.D.Tex.; Karen Glassman, Health & Human Services Office of
Inspector General; Lisa Noller, Foley & Lardner; Chad Walker, Winston & Strawn LLP; Sarah Cummings, Reed Smith and Michael Young, Sanders, Motley, Young & Gallardo.
George Pappas, Covington & Burling LLP (Facilitator); Chief Judge Sharon Prost, CAFC; Judge Richard Linn, CAFC; Judge Richard Taranto, CAFC and Senior Judge William Bryson, CAFC.
Cyber-Security and How the Lawyer Should Respond Including Relevant Professional Responsibilities. Camelia Lopez, AUSA, Senior Legal Counsel and Cyber Chief, E.D.Tex. (Facilitator); Trisha Anderson, Covington & Burling LLP; Bruce Sostek, Thompson & Knight and Steven Williams, Munsch Hardt. (.3 Ethics)
Joseph Brown, United States Attorney, E.D. Tex. (Facilitator); Heather Rattan, First Assistant United States Attorney E.D. Tex.; Matt Quinn, AUSA, Criminal Chief, E.D. Tex.; Brit Featherston, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, E.D. Tex. and Arnold Spencer, General Counsel, Coinsource. (.2 Ethics)
Marisa Miller, AUSA, E.D. Tex.
Conference Session Chair – Melissa R. Smith, Gillam & Smith LLP.
Britta Erin Stanton, Focal Point (Facilitator); Chrysta Castaneda, The Castaneda Firm; Jennifer Truelove, McKool Smith; Judge Caroline Craven, E.D. Tex.; Chris Schwegmann, Lynn Pinker Cox and Hurst, LLP; Ranga Sudarshan, Covington & Burling, LLP and Clint Townson, PhD., The Focal Point
Senior District Judge Ron Clark, E.D. Tex. (Facilitator); Judge Richard Andrews, D.Del.; Judge Cathy Bencivengo, S.D.CA.; Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, E.D.LA.; Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, N.D. Tex.; Judge Amos Mazzant, E.D. Tex. and Judge Lee Yeakel, W.D. Tex
Clyde Siebman, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP (Facilitator) with Judge Jeremy Kernodle, E.D. Tex. & Judge Michael Truncale, E.D. Tex.
Janis Clements, Greenberg Traurig; Elizabeth Forrest, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP & Andrea Williams McCoy, Siebman Forrest Burg & Smith, LLP Followed by Interactive Discussion Including Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, E.D. Tex.; Judge Nicole Mitchell, E.D. Tex.; Jeffrey Bragalone, Bragalone Conroy, PC; Elizabeth “Betty” DeRieux, Capshaw DeRieux, LLP and Geoff Culbertson, Patton Tidwell & Culbertson, LLP.
Registration for Texas` Judicial Dinner Will Occur at Loading of Buses
Reception and pre-dinner self-guided tours of stadium. Photographs on the Fifty Yard Line Star.
Scott Murray, Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster and Broadcast Journalist
National Anthem & Patriotic Cowboy Music
Monte Warden, Lead Vocalist & Song Writer, The Wagoneers
Tell Their Real-Life Stories Behind the Netflix Television Series Narcos, Which Chronicles the International Cocaine Trade Inside Colombia and the Taking Down of Pablo Escobar, as We Highlight the Role Being Played by EDTX in Fighting the Colombian Cocaine Trade Today.
Special Presentation by the United States Attorney’s Office EDTX.
Keynote Presentations Facilitated by Brit Featherston, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, E.D. Tex
EDTX Bar President Charles Bundren & Bench Bar Chairman Clyde Siebman
Event Sponsor – Baker Botts
Non-Patent Track Session Chair – Lisa Flournoy, Flournoy & Flournoy
Main Track Session Chair – E. Glenn Thames, Jr., Potter Minton PC.
Hilda Galvan, Jones Day (Facilitator); Jason Cohen, General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys; Lanesha Minnix, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Flowserve Corporation, Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, Toyota North America, Inc. and Hiram Sasser, General Counsel, First Liberty Institute
Alexandra McNicholas Bernier, Career
Law to Judge Keith Giblin E.D. Tex. (Facilitator); Camelia Lopez, AUSA, Senior
Legal Counsel and Cyber Chief, E.D.Tex; Decker Cammack, Whitaker, Chalk,
Swindle & Schwartz LLP and Amanda Abraham, The Roth Law Firm.
Rosalyn Mitchell, Managing Counsel, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Facilitator); Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson, E.D. Tex.; Judge Andrew Peck, S.D.N.Y.; Eric Buether, Buether Joe & Carpenter, LLC.
Ryan Gertz, The Gertz Law Firm (Facilitator); Judge Marcia Crone, E.D. Tex.; Senior Judge Richard Schell, E.D. Tex., Judge Christine Nowak, E.D. Tex.; Judge Keith Giblin, E.D. Tex. & Judge Zack Hawthorn, E.D. Tex.
Joey Seeber, CEO of Level 2 Legal Solutions (Facilitator); Dave Lewis, Chief Data Scientist, Brainspace; David Carns, Attorney and Chief Revenue Officer, Casepoint; Danny Thankachan, Director of Practice Technology, Blank Rome LLP and Jill Bindler, Gray Reed & McGraw.
Donean Surratt, Orgain, Bell & Tucker, LLP (Facilitator); H. Tracy Richardson, III, Deputy General Counsel & Head of Litigation, Buc-ee’s Ltd.; Stephanie Barnes, Attorney at Law; Charles Hanor, Hanor Law Firm & Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law; Jeannie Heffernan, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP and Brian Resler, Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPS”), USDOJ.
Richard “Rocky” Schwartz, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC (Facilitator); Judge Christine Nowak, E.D. Tex.; Judge David Folsom, Retired, E.D. Tex.; Judge Jose Linares, Retired, D.N.J and Christopher Nolland, Offices of Christopher Nolland
Conference Session Chair Jennifer Ainsworth, Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, PC
A Discussion of Timed Trials, Mini-Openings, Interim Arguments, Striking Through the Panel and Jurors Who Ask Questions. Mike Jones, Potter Minton PC (Facilitator); Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, E.D. Tex.; Judge Amos Mazzant, III, E.D. Tex.; Judge William “Trey” Schroeder, III, E.D. Tex.; Jennifer Doan, Haltom & Doan and Harry “Gil” Gillam, Gillam & Smith.
(LBDS Holding Company, LLC v. ISOL Technology, Inc. 6:11-CV-428) The Story and Ethical Practice Pointers as Told by Those Who Actually Lived It. James Walker, Cole Schotz (Facilitator/Narrator/Panelist); Sanford Warren, Warren Rhoades and Chad Everingham, Akin Gump. (1 Hour Ethics)
Event Sponsors – Cole Schotz P.C.
Charles Bundren, President of E.D. Tex. Bar Association, William Charles Bundren & Associates; Judge Judith Guthrie, Retired, E.D. Tex.; Judge David Folsom, Retired, E.D. Tex.
Kat Li, McKool Smith (Facilitator); Judge John Love, E.D. Tex., Judge Roy Payne, E.D. Tex.; Evelyn Chen, Senior Counsel, Ericsson; Daniel Papst, Papst Licensing, Germany
Adam Allgood, Fisch Sigler, LLP (Facilitator/Panelist); Otto Licks, Licks Attorneys, Brazil; Lan Li, AnJie Law Firm, Shanghai, China and Kfir B. Levy, Mayer Brown; Judge Hojin Choi, South Korea.
Robert Kantner, Jones Day (Facilitator/Panelist); Judge Robert “Trey” Schroeder, E.D. Tex.; Elizabeth Chiaviello, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; Joe Cleveland, Brackett & Ellis, P.C.; Michael McCabe, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP; Brian Nash, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Brian Resler, Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPS”), USDOJ
Joint Meeting of the Texas’ Linn Inn Alliance (Texas IP Inns of Court) (Separate Registration
Space is limited!
PROGRAM UPDATE FROM CHAIRPERSON MELISSA SMITH
Dear Friends of EDTX,
I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and productive summer as things continue to open and regular activities resume.
The events and challenges of the past year have impacted virtually every facet of our personal and professional lives. We have experienced unprecedented loss, change and interruption, which included the postponement of our 24th Annual EDTX Bench Bar Conference in 2020.
However, as Chairperson of this year’s conference, I am excited to update everyone on the commencement of our Annual Bench Bar on October 13-15th 2021 at the Dallas/Plano Marriott Hotel in Legacy Town Center. The format of the conference will be in-person and the hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation, making it a safer and better than ever venue for bench bar.
We have been hard at work developing the program and recruiting top tier panelists. As in 2019, the program will feature both a patent and non-patent track and we are excited about the broad range of panel topics currently being considered. Without a doubt, we will host our best conference ever as enthusiasm and excitement have never been stronger to continue with this great event!
Our official 2021 EDTX Bench Bar Planning Committee Meeting will be held Friday, July 30th in downtown Fort Worth, Texas at Hotel Drover. For those interested in participating, please sign-up here for more information. However, if you are unable to join us on July 30th but would like to submit a panel topic or program suggestion for bench bar, you may do so by completing the topic submission form by July 27, 2021.
A bench bar program will be promptly posted following the Planning Committee Meeting.
Many thanks to everyone for your hard work and interest in the 2021 EDTX Bench Bar Conference!
Melissa Smith, Chairperson
2021 EDTX Bench Bar Conference