Incredible innovations in case management have developed over the last forty years. Changes in summary judgment, court-annexed ADR, scientific evidence, pre-discovery disclosures, and multi-district litigation forever changed the way that complex litigation is resolved. Judge William W. Schwarzer, one of the most accomplished and influential jurists to serve on the Northern District and a former Director of the Federal Judicial Center, helped lead this change and shape modern federal civil procedure. Our highly respected and expert panelists will discuss the development of complex litigation and case management, reflect on what has worked, and offer their view on the areas where we need to continue to innovate.
Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Hon. Fern M. Smith (Ret.)
Former judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Past Director, Federal Judicial Center
James M. Wagstaffe
Partner, Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
Thomas B. Mayhew
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP and past clerk to the Hon. William W. Schwarzer
Note: The Northern District Historical Society is hosting a tribute to Judge William Schwarzer preceding our program, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 4:30 pm, 19th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. For more information, or to register for the Historical Society event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-judge-william-w-schwarzer-tickets-36416995213.