Oral Advocacy at its Finest

Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore and District Court Judge Alan Albright Discuss What Works (and Doesn’t)

Co-organized with Winston & Strawn

April 5, 2021
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. PDT

Please join the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Federal Circuit Bar Association for a panel discussion on oral advocacy. Whether you are an associate or a junior lawyer looking for insights into what is most helpful to judges or tips on the best ways to advance your positions and win for your clients, Federal Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore and District Court Judge Alan Albright will share their views. Both judges had illustrious careers before joining the bench: Judge Moore as an engineer, advocate, and well-known, prolific professor and Judge Albright as a magistrate judge, trial lawyer, and advocate. The judges go out of their way to mentor and guide junior advocates and are coming together to share their views. The panel will be moderated by Winston & Strawn Silicon Valley Managing Partner and district court and Federal Circuit advocate Kathi Vidal.

Circuit Judge Moore sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She was appointed by President Bush in 2006 after having an illustrious career as a law professor and electrical engineer with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Judge Moore will take the helm as the chief judge of the Federal Circuit this spring.

Judge Alan Albright is the federal district judge for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division. Judge Albright was nominated by President Trump and was sworn in on September 18, 2018. Under Judge Albright, the Western District of Texas has become a hotbed for patent litigation, seeing more new cases since Albright took office than the
previous four years combined. The judge now presides over more than twenty percent of the patent cases filed nationwide.

KATHI VIDAL (moderator)
Kathi is managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Silicon Valley office. She clerked at the Federal Circuit with Circuit Judge Moore and has litigated patent cases for over two decades since, including appearing in both the Federal Circuit and Waco (where she presently oversees ten cases and has two upcoming trials). Kathi founded the ChIPs Next Gen effort (nextgenlawyers.com) and advises tribunals on Next Gen issues and orders as a means to encourage and secure more advocacy opportunities for junior lawyers.

Winston & Strawn LLP is an accredited CLE provider in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

Questions? Contact Carol Xiong

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Coletta at natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 business days in advance of the event.