Staff, Board & Advisory Council

Staff

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Robyn Lipsky
Executive Director

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.


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Adela Macaluso
Executive Administrative Assistant

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.


Board

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Rita Haeusler
Chair

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.


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Paul Friedman
Vice-Chair

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.


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Debora K. Grasham
Treasurer

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.


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Sonia Martin
Secretary

Sonia Martin is a partner in Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. She serves as managing partner of the Firm's San Francisco office and is also a member of the Firm's US Board. Sonia has extensive experience defending consumer class actions against insurers and financial institutions, including claims for alleged violations of California's Unfair Competition Act, Business and Professions Code Section 17200, et seq. Sonia also defends insurers in bad faith and insurance coverage litigation. Sonia is a former lawyer representative to the United States District Court, Northern District of California
 


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Gareth Evans
Immediate Past Chair

Gareth Evans has been a member of the Board for 20 years and served as Chair from 2013-2017. He is one of the nation’s leading e-discovery litigators and advisors. Gareth is a Partner of Redgrave LLP, which focuses on e-discovery and information law. He was previously a Partner for 20 years at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

 


Board

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 D. 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

Dale A. Danneman, Esq., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Robert Fairbank, Esq., Phillips ADR

Jeffrey Fisher, Esq., Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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

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

Jeff Portnoy, Esq., Cades Schutte, LLP

Heather Richardson, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Jeremy Sacks, Stoel Rives LLP

Marc Seltzer, Esq., Susman Godfrey LLP

Gail Migdal Title, Esq., ADR Services, Inc.

Dean Ziehl, Esq., Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones

Advisory Council

Hon. Steve Cochran, Los Angeles 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. Robert Johnston, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada (Ret.)

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

Cathy Catterson, former Clerk Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

A. Marisa Chun,Esq., McDermott Will and Emery

Daniel Collins, Esq., Munger Tolles & Olson 

Avalon Fitzgerald, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Angel Garganta, Venable

Peter Habein, Esq., Crowley Fleck Law

Ernest Hoidal, Esq., Law Office of Ernest A. Hoidal

Robert A. James , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Colin Jones, Professor, Doshisha University Law School

Robert Lowry, Esq., Law Offices of Rob D. Lowry

Howard McPherson, Esq., Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks

Diane Meyers, Esq., NorthWest Resource Law, PLLC

Robert J. Pfister, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff $ Stern

Nora Puckett, Google

Joy Shoemaker, JD., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library

David Steuer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Lillian Tsai, Oracle 

Robert Warren, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Douglas Young,Esq., Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Meryl Young, Esq., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Kelly Zusman, United States Department of Justice


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