8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am


Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.), Executive Director, BJI

9:10 am

Presentation of Lead Paper

Peter S. Menell & Ryan Vacca, Revisiting and Confronting the Federal Judiciary Capacity “Crisis”: Charting a Path for Federal Judiciary Reform

9:55 am

Academic Panel

Moderator: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky


  • Andrew Bradt (Berkeley)
  • Jonathan Matthew Cohen, Inside Appellate Courts (2002)
  • Marin Levy (Duke)
  • Andrea Roth (Berkeley)

11:00 am


11:15 am

Practitioner Panel

Moderator: Professor Amanda Tyler (Berkeley)


  • Appellate Advocate: Kannon Shanmugam, appellate advocate; former Assistant to the Solicitor General
  • Plaintiff Counsel: Elizabeth Cabraser
  • Corporate Counsel:
    • Paul Grewal (Magistrate Judge (N.D. Cal.) (ret.), Deputy General Counsel, Facebook)
    • Malini Moorthy (Chief Deputy General Counsel, Medtronic)
  • Criminal Law:
    • Prosecution/DOJ: Jonathan Wroblewski, Director, Office of Policy and Legislation (DOJ)
    • Public Defender: David Patton (Federal Defenders of New York, Executive Director and Attorney-in-Chief)

12:30 pm


1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

Judge Jon O. Newman (2d Cir.)

2:00 pm

District Judge Panel

Moderator: Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.), Executive Director, BJI


  • Judge David Campbell (D. Ariz.)
  • Judge Thelton Henderson (N.D. Cal.)
  • Judge Patti Saris (D. Mass.)
  • Chief Judge Leonard Stark (D. Del.)
  • Judge Josephine Staton (C.D. Cal.)

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Appellate Judge Panel

Moderator: Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.), Executive Director, BJI


  • Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar (California Supreme Court)
  • Judge Susan Graber (9th Circuit)
  • Judge Kent A. Jordan, (3d Circuit)
  • Chief Judge Robert Katzmann (2d Circuit)
  • Chief Judge Sharon Prost (Federal Circuit)
  • Judge Amul Thapar (6th Circuit)
  • Chief Judge Sidney Thomas (9th Circuit)

5:00 pm

Wrap-Up Session

Comments from lead authors, Judge Fogel, and Dean Chemerinsky

5:30 pm


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