Robyn Lipsky has been the Executive Director of the NJCHS since June 2016. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Northern District of California’s Historical Society and the Northern District of California’s Practice Program for ten years. She also has had the honor of serving as a law clerk in the Northern District of California for close to 18 years.
Adela has been the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society since 2013. Previously she served as a Judicial Administrative Assistant to a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California; and as Office Manager for Judge’s Chambers. Adela has also worked in the non-profit sector, and as an Administrative Assistant with one Los Angeles’ preeminent Event Planners.
Gareth Evans has been Chair of the NJCHS Board for the past four years and a Board member for 16 years. In his capacity as Chair, he also serves on a number of the Board’s committees. Gareth is a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in the firm’s Orange County, California office, after having spent over two decades in its Los Angeles office. In addition to being a general commercial litigator, Gareth is the Chair of Gibson Dunn’s E-Discovery Practice Group and frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery related issues.
Paul Friedman heads Morrison & Foerster’s global compliance practice, and focuses on high-stakes, cross-border litigation and investigations. Mr. Friedman is a former chair of the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board. He was chair of the 2003 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and also chair of the Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee of the 2003 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He served as program chair of the 2002 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and chair of the lawyer representatives of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from the Northern District of California for 1998–2000. In 2002, the bench and bar of the Northern District of California honored him with the Public Service Award in recognition of his service to the court. He has been a member of the NJCHS Board since 2004.
Rita Haeusler is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s litigation practice and head of the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has more than 30 years’ experience litigating in a variety of state and federal courts throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Tennessee, New Jersey and New York, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.Her practice focuses primarily on complex litigation and arbitration in the areas of consumer products, antitrust, unfair competition, intellectual property, class actions, privacy, and employment law. She received both her B.A. cum laude and her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been a member of the NJCHS Board since 2005.
Debora K. Kristensen is a partner in the Boise law firm of Givens Pursley, LLP. For more than 25 years, she has represented individuals and businesses in litigation throughout Idaho and the northwest in a variety of commercial disputes. She is admitted to practice in Idaho, Washington, California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and district courts in Idaho, Washington and California. Deb has served the Ninth Circuit in a variety of capacities, including as a Lawyer Representative from the District of Idaho, Chair of the Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee and as a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Board and Courts and Community Committee. She is a founding member of the Idaho Legal History Society and is the first Idaho member of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society’s Board of Directors.
Jeffrey Fisher is a partner in Farella Braun + Martel’s San Francisco office and serves as chair of Farella’s Intellectual Property Litigation Department. His practice involves a variety of intellectual property and high technology disputes, including patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as antitrust and unfair competition cases. Mr. Fisher earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1991, where he was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Jeff has been on the Board of the NJCHS since 2000 and was its chair from 2009-2013. He is currently the Chair of the NJCHS’ Governance Committee.
Hon. Marsha Berzon, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. David Carter, US District Court for the Central District of California
Hon. Richard Clifton, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Mary Murguia, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. William Orrick III, US District Court for the Northern District of California
Hon. Virginia Phillips, US District Court for the Central District of California
Hon. Manuel Real, US District Court for the Central District of California
Hon. Paul Rosenblatt, US District Court for the District of Arizona
Hon. Mary Schroeder, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Milan Smith, Jr., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Christina Snyder, US District Court for the Central District of California
Hon. Sidney Thomas, Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Seth Aronson, Esq., O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Ryan Bounds, Esq., United States Department of Justice
Jerome Braun, Esq., Farella Braun + Martel LLP
John Carson, Esq., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
David Casey, Jr., Esq., Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
Robert Fairbank, Esq., Phillips ADR
Margaret Foley, Esq., Foley Law Center
Donald Gaffney, Esq., Snell & Wilmer
Gersham Goldstein, Esq., Stoel Rives, LLP
Kiry Gray, Clerk of Court, US District Court for the Central District of California
Kenneth Klee, Esq., Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
Robert Lowry, Esq., Law Offices of Robert D. Lowry
Thomas McDermott, Jr.Esq., Law Offices of Thomas J. McDermott, Jr.
Sonia Martin, Esq, Dentons
Ron Maroko, Esq, Office of the U.S. Trustee
Kathleen O’Sullivan, Esq., Perkins Coie, LLP
Heather Richardson, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Marc Seltzer, Esq., Susman Godfrey LLP
Gail Migdal Title, Esq., ADR Services, Inc.
Dean Ziehl, Esq., Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones
Hon. Christine Byrd. Los Angeles County Superior Court
Hon. Morrison England, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Hon. Procter Hug, Jr., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Susan Illston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Hon. Robert Johnston, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada (Ret.)
Hon. Geraldine Mund, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
Hon. Randall Newsome, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (Ret.)
Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Richard Seeborg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
J. Bruce Alverson, Esq., Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
Ladd Baumann, Esq., Baumann, Kondas & Xu, LLC
A. Marisa Chun, Esq., McDermott Will and Emery
Daniel Collins, Esq., Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Timothy Fischer, Esq., Winston & Cashett
Parker Folse III, Esq., Susman Godfrey LLP
Frederick Furth, Esq., The Furth Firm
Peter Habein, Esq., Crowley Fleck Law
Helkei Hemminger, Esq., Cabot Mantanona LLP
Ernest Hoidal, Esq., Law Office of Ernest A. Hoidal
Colin Jones, Professor, Doshisha University Law School
B. Ann Keith, Esq., Guam Judicial Center
Howard McPherson, Esq., Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks
Diane Meyers, Esq., Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
William Pickett Esq., The Pickett Law Firm
Per Ramfjord, Esq., Stoel Rives, LLP
Arthur Roeca, Esq., Roeca Luria Shin
Joy Shoemaker, JD., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library
David Steuer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Robert Warren, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Douglas Young, Esq., Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Meryl Young, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP