The Art of Appellate Advocacy:
A View From the Ninth Circuit Bench

Sponsored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit and the Federal Bar Association
of the Western District of Washington



DATE: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
3:00 – 4:15 PM Pacific Time


CLE: 1.25 credits for WA

Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown discusses effective brief writing and oral argument, in a conversation with former law clerk and FBA member, Seattle-based litigator David T. Martin, Esq.

PRESENTER: Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge

Hon. M. Margaret McKeown was born in Casper, Wyoming. She was appointed by Bill Clinton to the Ninth Circuit in 1998. Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, Judge McKeown spent her career in private practice in Seattle at Perkins Coie LLP, and she also served as special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and special assistant at the White House from 1980 to 1981. During her time on the Court she has served on and chaired the national judicial ethics committee and both the national and circuit wide Workplace Environment Committees.  She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

MODERATOR: David T. Martin

David T. Martin is a litigator at Perkins Coie LLP in his hometown of Seattle. He focuses on complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation, and his practice is informed by federal clerkships for the Honorable James L. Robart (Western District of Washington) and the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown (Ninth Circuit). David earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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