EVANGELINE G. ABRIEL is the Director of Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing at Santa Clara University School of Law. Prof. Abriel teaches in the areas of legal analysis, research, and writing and immigration law. Her appellate practice focuses on petitions for review from Board of Immigration Appeals removal orders. Prior to joining Santa Clara in 2003, she was a senior attorney with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco and, before that, a clinical professor of law at Loyola College of the Law in New Orleans, where she practiced with her students in the areas of immigration, family law, and federal civil rights. Prof. Abriel holds a B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.
SARAH ERICKSON ANDRÉ is a commercial litigator at Nixon Peabody LLP, specializing in issues relating to cultural institutions. She has authored numerous briefs and motions in federal court (including briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits) and represents foreign sovereigns, museums, foundations, and private parties in art transactions, consignment agreements, and disputes relating to the ownership and provenance of cultural property. Ms. André clerked for the Honorable Harry Pregerson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Gary A. Feess, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. André graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2002 where she was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. She received her bachelor of arts with honors from North Park College in Chicago, IL in 1996.
MATT CAMPBELL is an appellate lawyer with the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho. He regularly represents criminal defendants before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Campbell previously represented death row inmates in California in direct appeals and habeas corpus proceedings before the California Supreme Court, as well as in federal habeas proceedings in the District Courts and in the Ninth Circuit. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Campbell served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands (in Saint Thomas) and as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Campbell graduated from Tufts University in 1991, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at the American University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
NATHANIEL P. GARRETT ("Nat") is an associate in Jones Day's Issues & Appeals practice, based in San Francisco. His practice focuses primarily on appellate litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts. Mr. Garrett has handled appeals in numerous areas of the law, including bankruptcy, business torts, consumer class actions, constitutional, criminal, environmental, labor, and products liability. Mr. Garrett also is a member of the Ninth Circuit's Criminal Justice Act Appeals Panel, and represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal. Mr. Garrett graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School and earned his undergraduate degree cum laude from Yale University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Garrett served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
SYRENA CASE HARGROVE is the Appellate and Civil Chief for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho. She has been with the U.S. Attorney's Office for four years. Before that, she had ten years' of experience working for federal judges, including the Honorable Stephen Trott and the Honorable T.G. Nelson of the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge of the District of Idaho. She also worked at the Boise City Attorney's Office and, in Washington, D.C., for Bredhoff & Kaiser. She frequently speaks on writing and appellate practice. She graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College in 1992 and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1997.
GAIL IVENS is a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, serving as resource counsel for the Central District CJA panels and specializing in training and appellate work. She has argued numerous cases in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of indigent defendants and habeas petitioners, both as a member of the public defender's office and as a sole practitioner serving on the CJA Appellate Panel for the Central District. She serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School in conjunction with the Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic at the Federal Public Defender's Office. Ms. Ivens graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in Mathematics and earned her Juris Doctor degree, Order of the Coif, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, in 1984. She clerked for the late Honorable Laughlin E. Waters, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California.
ERIN C. LAGESEN is an Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division of the Oregon Department of Justice. She handles appeals in civil, habeas, and administrative agency cases in the Ninth Circuit, as well as criminal, civil, and administrative agency appeals in the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Ms. Lagesen previously practiced in the general litigation section of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon, and was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Susan P. Graber. She taught high school math before becoming a lawyer, and continues to work with high school students as a volunteer coach for a Portland high school constitutional law team. Ms. Lagesen graduated summa cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 2000, and cum laude from Williams College in 1991.
KAREN L. LANDAU has been in private practice since 1993, handling criminal and civil appeals and federal criminal sentencing. Ms. Landau has briefed and argued upwards of 200 appeals, arguing more than 75 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit alone. She has handled all types of federal criminal appeals, ranging from complex white-collar offenses to drug trafficking and RICO offenses. Ms. Landau formerly served as law clerk to the Honorable Terence T. Evans, then U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and in various capacities at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, including as the Senior Criminal Motions Attorney. She is a member of the CJA Appellate Panels for the Northern, Central & Eastern districts of California, and is a member of the Selection Committee for the Central District's Appellate Panel.
TRAVIS LEBLANC is Special Assistant Attorney General of California. He oversees the California Department of Justice's work on technology, high tech crime, privacy, antitrust, and health care issues. He also advises Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on significant appellate and constitutional matters. From 2009-2011, LeBlanc was an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the President, Attorney General, and general counsels of executive branch agencies on the constitutionality and legality of the programs and activities of the United States government. LeBlanc previously worked at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC and Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco. LeBlanc clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has an A.B. from Princeton University, M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, J.D. from Yale Law School, and an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge.
STACEY M. LEYTON is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP, where she specializes in labor and employment, constitutional, civil rights, public benefits, and campaign and election litigation, at both the trial court and appellate levels. Ms. Leyton practices in federal and state courts around the country, representing workers, labor unions, public benefits recipients, public agencies, and non-profit organizations. She has served as lead counsel and argued motions and appeals in federal trial and appellate courts, including numerous Ninth Circuit appeals. Stacey received a California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for public interest law in 2011. Ms. Leyton graduated from Stanford Law School in 1998, and subsequently clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court, the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Susan Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
JIM LOBSENZ appears regularly in the Ninth Circuit and the appellate courts of Washington State. Past cases include: Witt v. Department of the Air Force, 527 F.3d 806 (9th Cir. 2008); Seattle v. Menotti, 409 F.3d 1113 (9th Cir. 2005); and Mak v. FBI, 252 F.3d 1089 (9th Cir. 2001). He has argued over 25 cases in the Washington Supreme Court, including Washington State Physicians v. Fisons, 122 Wn.2d 299 (1993). He is a graduate of Stanford University and the UC Berkeley School of Law. A former deputy prosecuting attorney and a former appellate public defender, he has been a shareholder in the Seattle law firm of Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. since 1991. Mr. Lobsenz is the recipient of the William O. Douglas Award, given by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys for lifetime achievement and dedication to the defense of accused persons. He is also the recipient of the ACLU's Civil Libertarian Award.
BRIAN R. MATSUI, a partner at Morrison & Foerster in Washington D.C., specializes in appellate litigation before federal and state appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Matsui has substantial experience in the federal courts of appeals, having represented clients in almost every federal appellate court. Mr. Matsui has argued in the Ninth Circuit and other federal courts of appeals. He also has significant experience filing briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Matsui clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable David F. Levi of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Mr. Matsui graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he was elected Order of the Coif and served as managing editor of the Stanford Law Review.
GEORGIA K. MCMILLEN has an active practice before the Ninth Circuit where she has litigated numerous criminal cases. Ms. McMillen provides pro bono services through the Mediation Center of the Pacific, and the Volunteer Legal Services of Hawai`i. She is a longtime member of the Outreach Program at Keawala`i Congregational Church on Maui, which provides financial assistance to those in need. Ms. McMillen has taught criminal law and business law courses at Hawai`i Pacific University and the University of Hawai`i Maui College. She is on the board of directors of the Native Hawaiian Bar Association, and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. McMillen is a 1975 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and a 1978 graduate of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. She holds a law degree from New York Law School, and practiced civil litigation for 10 years in New York and New Jersey before returning to Hawai`i in 1998.
KATHLEEN (KATIE) M. O'SULLIVAN is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, where she is co-chair of the Appellate Practice group. She has represented clients in a wide range of complex litigation in trial and appellate courts across the country. This work has involved diverse industries, including aviation, banking, biotechnology, food, manufacturing, software, and telecommunications. Ms. O'Sullivan has worked on appeals across a broad spectrum of legal issues, including class certification, constitutional law, election law, employment law, preemption, product liability, and many other issues. She dedicates a significant amount of her appellate practice to pro bono litigation, and was part of the team at Perkins Coie that successfully defended a challenge to IOLTA funding of legal services for the poor, in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington, 538 U.S. 216 (2003). Ms. O'Sullivan graduated from Yale University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Harold Greene, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
ANNE M. VOIGTS is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, working in the Appellate Division. She joined the office after serving as an appellate AUSA in the Central District of California. Before that, Ms. Voigts worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, handling cases before state and federal appellate courts, as well as the United States and California Supreme Courts. She clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Voigts has also taught appellate advocacy at USC law school and criminal procedure at Boalt Hall, and she has published a number of articles on legal issues. Ms. Voigts received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University, where she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for nearly four years in West Africa.
ELIZABETH OLSON WHITE is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Appellate Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Nevada. Prior to joining the Reno office in 2007, Ms. White worked in the Appellate Section of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. She has authored more than 100 appellate briefs, and has represented the United States at oral argument in eight different circuits, including more than 40 oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit. Ms. White regularly teaches appellate writing at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. Ms. White earned her B.A. at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN; and her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Northwestern Law Review. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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