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2018 Bench & Bar® Conference

June 20 - 23, 2018
Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, California
General Registration Closed: See Register Now Tab For Details

Federal Circuit Bar Association will be hosting its annual Bench & Bar® Conference in Coronado, California this year. It will be held at the beautiful Hotel del Coronado starting on Wednesday evening, June 20th with a welcome reception, and ending on Saturday afternoon, June 23rd with our final session ending at 12:00 pm.

Most popular sessions returning will include:

  • The Federal Circuit Perspective

  • The Supreme Court Review

  • The Townhalls

  • The Reviewed Adjudicators


     

 

Review the agenda below:

 

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Registration Open

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Board Meeting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Welcome Networking Reception

 

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Attendee Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:00 am  FCBA President's Welcoming Remarks

Deborah Miron, President, Federal Circuit Bar Association®

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Federal Circuit Perspectives

In the Bench and Bar®'s most celebrated panel, the Circuit itself offers insights on practice and skills particularly important in times of system change.

Moderator:  Robert Huffman, President-Elect, Federal Circuit Bar Association®

Panelists:

Chief Judge Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Timothy B. Dyk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Kimberly A. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Richard G. Taranto, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Raymond T. Chen, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Todd M. Hughes, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

10:00 am - 10:15 am  State of the Court

State of the Court: Chief Judge Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

10:15 am - 10:30 am  Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:30am  Parallel Tracks

A. Excellence in Appellate Practice

Persuasion and its steady partner, credibility, inextricably tie to the components of each case. From peremptory writs to equitable tolling, appellate advocacy adjusts to the implications of change at the appellate level.

Moderator: Ginger Anders, Counsel, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP

Panelists:

Greg A. Castanias, Partner, Jones Day

Mark Fleming, Partner, WilmerHale

Jeff Lamken, Partner, MoloLamken

Melissa A. Sherry, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

B. International Practice Cross-Currents

As systems evolve, results and efficiency require awareness of the opportunities and pitfalls of parallel proceedings, as well as the limitations of comity. From judicial to administrative tribunals, effective advocacy responds.

Moderator: Lisa Kattan, Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Panelists:

Dominic Bianchi, General Counsel, United States International Trade Commission

Ann-Marie Highsmith, Deputy Chief Counsel, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security

F. Scott Kieff, Principal, McKool Smith

Chris Longman, VP, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated

Jamie Underwood, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Legal Ethics: Excellence in the Modern World

The protection of confidences and warm zeal: Today’s client secrets may well be tomorrow’s headlines as hacks and leaks become on-going threats. This panel explores how to maintain the highest standards against the great potential and the great risks of digital tools.

Moderator: David Hricik, Professor, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Panelists:

Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Will Covey, Deputy General Counsel for Enrollment and Discipline, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Jim Degraw, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Ann Marie Wahls, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm  Federal Circuit Bar Association® Annual Meeting

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm  Federal Circuit Historical Society Luncheon (Pre-Registration Required)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  PTAB - Into the Details (Elective)

Join practitioners, corporate counsel, and PTAB as they embrace a good spirited dialogue on the myriad of leading edge considerations affecting PTAB practice. These may include: (SAS) joinder, un-institution, supplemental briefing, summary decision-making, non-institution decision-making, multiple institution petitions, estoppel, waiver of grounds (Oil States) panel considerations, and other topics.

Moderator: Rick Neifeld, Patent Attorney, Neifeld IP Law, PC

Panelists:

Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Deputy Chief Judge Scott R. Boalick, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Business Dinner (Business Attire)

 

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

6:30 am - 7:30 am  5K Fund Run

7:30 am - 5:00pm  Conference Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Attendee Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:45 am  Reviewed Adjudicators: The Challenges

As new and existing tribunals hone their contributions, the overall search for system efficiency becomes more pivotal. Within the separate roles, what are the similarities, differences, and comities which lubricate the parts of the whole? This cross-jurisdiction fact-finding panel drills down.

Moderator:  Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Panelists:

Chief Judge Timothy Stanceu, United States Court of International Trade

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark, United States District Court for the District of Delaware

District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

District Judge Andrew J. Guilford, United States District Court for the Central District of California

9:45 am - 10:45 am  The Client Perspective: The Challenges of Change (Cross-Spectrum)

Economic, technological, national, global, supply chains, and legal remedy evolution – In the crucible of government contract, intellectual property, and trade, what are the challenges which most confront the client? For life sciences, biologics, pharma, and tech, what new tools are developing in the search for the steady keel of model predictability? What are the legal system implications of business model evolution and new competition?

Co-Moderator: David Killough, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Co-Moderator: Laura Storto, Director, Associate General Counsel, Genentech Inc.

Panelists:

Cynthia Bright, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, United States Litigation & Government Investigations, Hewlett Packard Inc.

Bryan Sinclair, Senior Director, IP Litigation, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mark Stewart, Senior Director-Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company

Duane Valz, Vice President and General Counsel, Zymergen Inc.

10:45 am - 11:00 am  Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Administrative Practice Considerations – The Rapids

With governance systems stretching to embrace new solutions to challenges, new administrative remedies and new rules add to the existing structure. That interface creates new skills demands and new efficiency challenges. Across the Circuit community, administrative tribunals respond and adapt.

Moderator: Honorable Michelle K. Lee, Herman Phleger Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, Former Under Secretary and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Panelists:

Cheryl Mason, Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs

Nathan Kelley, Solicitor, United States Patent Trademark Office

Erin Joffre, Counsel, United States International Trade Commission

Christopher Bullard, Attorney Advisor, United States Customs and Border Protection, Intellectual Property Rights Branch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  District Court Practice: Developments and Challenges

Efficiency. Economy. Venue. Time to Decision. Judicial Vacancies. Adjustment to a new administrative tribunal. The great district court locomotive of the federal judicial system passes these windows as it leaves the station every day. The Nation’s leading practitioners mentor on the impact of these stresses on successful district court practice.

Moderator: Raj Gupta, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Panelists:

Jim Sherwood, Counsel, Google Inc.

Vaishali Udupa, Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rachel Clark Hughey, Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C.

Victoria Maroulis, Partner, Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Sonal N. Mehta, Partner, Durie Tangri

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Innovation: On the Work Bench (Elective)

Top industry engineers and lawyers offer detailed insights into specific transformative innovations. AI, user interface, 5G service, pharmaceutical treatments, autonomous vehicles: These are only some of the advancements lying just over the horizon. Corporate representatives let us look through their eyes and their experiences into some of what lies ahead for trade, innovation, intellectual property, our societies, and governance.

Introduction: James E. Brookshire, Executive Director, Federal Circuit Bar Association®

Moderator: Jim Calkins, Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Corporation

Panelists:

Denise Hickey, Senior Corporate Counsel, IP, Celgene Corporation

Samantha Hsu, IP Counsel, Uber Technologies Inc.

Jack Kelly, Senior IP Counsel, General Electric Aviation

Ian Wetherbee, Senior Software Engineer, Tech Lead/Manager, Google Patents

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  TRADE SECRETS (Elective)

Moderator: Robert R.L. Kohse, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Panelists:

Circuit Judge Kent Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Sean Moriarty, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Lupin

Eman Sojoodi, Senior IP Counsel, Dell

Natalie A. Bennett, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Keith O’Doherty, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  California Nights Dinner

 

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

7:30 am - 12:00 pm  Registration Open

7:30 am - 8:30 am  Attendee Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:45 am  Townhalls

The International Trade Commission - "All Things" ITC

A unique blend of trade analysis and adjudication and of legislative, executive, and judicial facets, ITC practice encounters winds from all directions. Extraterritoriality, country of origin, biologic written descriptions, SEP, evolving industries: Whether Section 337 practice or trade remedies, maintaining a steady course requires careful attention to detail and change.

Facilitator: Andrew Thomases, Partner, Ropes & Gray, LLP

Panelists:

Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission

Stefani E. Shanberg, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Mary Jane Alves, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent

Paul Bartkowski, Partner, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP

Mark Davis, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

PTAB: “All Things” PTAB

As it turns 5 years of age, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has met the combined goals of “immediate stand up” and “immediate production of quality decisions.” Both real world laboratory and adjudicator, PTAB, its judges, its support staff, and its practitioners improvise and systematize. Experts on, and in, this unique administrative tribunal school us not only on PTAB’s growth but also on the overall adjustment of the parts of the whole to PTAB.

Facilitator: Roger Denning, Principal, Fish & Richardson PC

Panelists:

Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Molly Silfen, Associate Solicitor, United States Patent & Trademark Office

Erin Greenfield Mehta, Counsel, Hulu, Counsel, Litigation & Patents

David McComb, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Brian Murphy, Partner, Haug Partners LLP

Biologics and Biosimilars: The Front Lines

The BPCIA ushered in a new era of biosimilar cases both in district court and IPR proceedings. Together with biologic-biologic litigation, this panel examines recent trial and appeal decisions and their impact on patent litigation and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Co-Moderator: Jennifer H. Wu, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Co-Moderator: Nick Giove, Partner, Haug Partners LLP

Panelists:

Eldora L. Ellison, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Siegmund Gutman, Partner and Chair, Proskauer Rose LLP

Paul Naik, Senior VP, Intellectual Property, Seattle Genetics

Erica Olson, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Amgen

Chad Peterman, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP

9:45 am - 10:00 am  Networking Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am  Parallel Tracks

A. MADE IN USA

From government contracting to international trade, markets, clients, and practitioners recognize the significance of “Made in USA” policies and systems. Panelists study the implications of this evolution through the lens of applicable case law.

Moderator: David T. Ralston, Jr., Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists:

Jean Heilman Grier, Principal for Trade, Djaghe LLC, Former Senior Negotiator, United States Trade Representative's Office

Jack Kelly, Senior Counsel, General Electric Aviation

B. Emerging Issues – The Tech New Horizons

Building on the “Shape of Things to Come” series, Tech New Horizons drills down into specific areas of legal jurisprudence exposed to change in the face of rapid technological advancement.

Co-Moderator: Sarah Harris, General Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Panelists:

Adam Eltoukhy, Counsel, Palantir Technologies

Chris Nalevanko, Associate General Counsel, Zoox Inc.

Terri McHenry, Director, IP & Litigation, Verily Life Sciences LLC

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  The Supreme Court Review

Overlooking a landscape of commercial, technological, administrative, and judicial transformation, the Supreme Court’s docket engages change in the context of existing law. In this final 2018 Bench and Bar® panel, leading practitioners parse the Court’s own efforts at managing jurisprudence against a rapidly transforming backdrop.

Moderator: Greg Garre, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Panelists:

Circuit Judge Timothy B. Dyk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

William M. Jay, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Nicole A. Saharsky, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP

John D. Vandenberg, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm  Closing Remarks  Robert Huffman, President, Federal Circuit Bar Association®

PTAB: Into the Details (Elective)


Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, June 21, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 pm


Moderator:  Rick Neifeld, Patent Attorney, Neifeld IP Law, PC

Featuring Chief Judge David Ruschke, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Deputy Chief Judge Scott R. Boalick, United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and PTAB Committee Leadership. Join also practitioners and corporate counsel embrace a good sprited dialogue on the myriad of leading edge considerations affecting PTAB practice. These may include: (SAS) joinder, un-institution, supplemental briefing, summary decision-making, non-Institution decision-making, multiple institution petitions, estoppel, waiver of grounds (Oil States) panel considerations, and other topics.

 

Transfomative Innovations: On the Work Bench (Elective)
 

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, June 22, 2018, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
 

In this unique Friday afternoon elective, engineers and lawyers will offer detailed insights into specific transformative innovations. AI, User interface, 5G service, pharmaceutical treatments, autonomous vehicles, these are only some of the advancements lying just over the horizon. In this session, corporate representatives will let us look through their eyes and their experience into some of what lies ahead for trade, innovation, intellectual property, our societies, and governance.

Moderator: Jim Calkins, Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm

Panelists:

Denise Hickey, Senior Corporate Counsel, IP, Celgene

Ian Wetherbee, Senior Software Engineer, Tech Lead/Manager, Google Patents

John Kelly, Senior IP Counsel, GE Aviation

Samantha Hsu, IP Counsel, Uber

 

Corporations interested in joining the Association's AI/ML/Innovation outreach and presenting at this elective should contact Jim Brookshire at brookshire1@fedcirbar.org

 

Join the Following Presenters:
 

 

 


TRADE SECRETS (Elective)


Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, June 22, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm


Moderator: Robert R.L. Kohse, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Panelists:

Circuit Judge Kent Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Natalie A. Bennett, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Sean Moriarty, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Lupin

Eman Sojoodi, Senior IP Counsel, Dell

Keith O’Doherty, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
 

Benefits of Membership


Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.
 

 

 

Programs

Webcast attendance (and CLE in applicable states) is complimentary with all FCBA memberships. Membership also gives reduced rate registration to our conferences (e.g. Bench & Bar®) as well as partner affiliated regional events.

  • Bench & Bar® Conference - Annual in-depth program exploring the spectrum of Circuit practice and justice considerations, gathering national leaders of the Bench and the Bar.
  • Horizons Seminar Series - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions.
  • Regional Programs - Programs for local audiences, involving leading corporate and litigation counsel and many levels of the Federal Bench. Examples include the Advanced Complex Litigation Series, Litigation Skills Training Series, MSPB Appeals Summit, and Federal Practice Summit.
  • Global Series - Launched in November 2010, the Global Series explores the search for best practices in legal systems around the world.  In the on-going dialogue, sessions already include:  Berlin and Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Geneva, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.

FCBA Source - Publications

  • Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website. 
  • Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.
  • Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit.  It covers the following matters of interest:
    • Merit Systems Protection Board
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
    • International Trade Commission
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association.  All newsletters are available to members through the website.
  • Webcasts - Educational and Topical Webcasts – Educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas as well as important, timely decisions such as In Re Bilski. More than a dozen webcasts are available yearly, and are searchable by subject matter.

Materials

Participation and Leadership Opportunities in all Circuit Community Practice Areas

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives.  Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.

Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.


 

Learn more about member benefits and apply to be a member today!

 

Become a 2018 Bench & Bar® Sponsor

Registration Sponsorships are useful in sending a group of individuals to the conference.

Sponsorship options available here and below:

 

4–Person Registration Sponsorship Package

$19,000


As a Registration Sponsor, the organization will benefit from the following:

  • 4 conference attendee registrations (includes lodging for 3 nights, but not travel)
  • 7 New One-Year Memberships (cannot be used for renewals) with membership year ending on June 30, 2019
  • 1 invitation to attend the Sponsors Luncheon and participate in planning for the 2019 Bench & Bar conference
  • Recognition at the Bench & Bar® Conference at signage at registration, in conference materials and conference app,on conference registration website, FCBA website, and FCBA publications.

2–Person Registration Sponsorship Package

$11,000


As a Registration Sponsor, the organization will benefit from the following:

  • 2 conference attendee registrations (includes lodging for 3 nights, but not travel)
  • 5 New One-Year Memberships (cannot be used for renewals) with membership year ending on June 30, 2019
  • 1 invitation to attend the Sponsors Luncheon and participate in planning for the 2019 Bench & Bar®Conference
  • Recognition at the Bench & Bar® Conference at signage at registration, in conference materials and conference app,on conference registration website, FCBA website, and FCBA publications.

 

Corporate Scholarship Sponsorship Package

Limited to corporations
$3,000


$1,000 of this sponsorship will be donated to our law school Scholarship fund. Click here to learn more.

As a Corporate Scholarship Sponsor, the organization will benefit from the following:

  • Bench & Bar®Conference registration
  • Recognition at the conference registration desk through signage and recognition in conference materials and conference app
  • Recognition on the FCBA website, in our monthly newsletters and at all events where scholarships are awarded  



    For additional information on the Bench and Bar® Conference and to become a Sponsor,
    please contact Tori Wright at wright@fedcirbar.org or call (202) 536-4160.

Leaders Circle Bench & Bar Registrations

Join the 2018 Leaders Circle

Federal Circuit Bar Association Leaders Circle sponsors benefit from and help guide the Association’s premier national outreach. Leaders Circle participants, both firms and corporations, stand among the most skilled in the profession. With their acumen, Leaders Circle sponsors engage core developments significant to the Federal Circuit justice community through over 20 committees (ranging from Amicus to Patent Litigation, International Trade, Government Contract, Patent and Trademark Office).

Leaders Circle sponsors “Make a Difference.” Moreover, while doing so, they provide unique interactive professional opportunities and recognition for the members of their organizations and for their designees. Levels tailored to a variety of circumstances are available.

 

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Annual Benefits Bundling (Webcasts, Regional Programs, Summits, Conferences, Annual Dinner)
  • Premier Quality (Substantive and policy engagement, planning, and participation opportunities (including, e.g., the annual Bench & Bar® Conference)
  • Publications
    • The Federal Circuit Court Case Digest, The Federal Circuit Court Journal, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter
  • Sessions
    • Skills Excellence (broad spectrum of professional webcasts, telecasts, and sessions)
  • Session Planning Participation
  • Watch List - The weekly Watch List includes selected items of subject matter interest - policy, judicial, national, regional, and international.
  • Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - Track key decisions first. This digest highlights selected decisions of tribunals reviewed by the Circuit. Tribunals already include PTAB, COFC, CAVC, ITC, MSPB, CBCA.
  • Pro Bono Digest - Participate in the Association’s several active pro bono outreaches - general, government personnel, veterans, and PTO patent prosecution.

 

Leaders Circle Benefits
 

National Leaders

$32,000

Six Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Six registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Ten webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Six one-year new memberships

One reserved table (eight seats)
at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Sustaining Leaders

$21,000

Four Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Four registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Eight webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Four one-year new memberships

Four reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

Supporting Leaders

$12,000

Two Bench & Bar® Registrations -
Includes lodging for the 3 nights of the conference

Two registrations at any FCBA
sponsored or co-sponsored
regional event

Four webcast seats for members
of your firm or your firm's designees

Two one-year new memberships

Two reserved seats at the Annual Dinner

Recognition at national and regional
FCBA sponsored or co-sponsored events

 

Join the 2018 Leaders Circle!

Please contact Tori Wright to learn more about Leaders Circle benefits at wright@fedcirbar.org or call (202) 536-4160.

 

2018 Leaders Circle Sponsors
 


 

Travel and Accommodations Information
 

The Hotel del Coronado is currently sold out. Please consult the room list to the right to make your reservation(s).

 

Other Hotel Options

El Cordova Hotel
1351 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
866-573-4235
Elcordovahotel.com

Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island
275 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
866-925-8676
www.bestwestern.com/official

Marriott Resort & Spa Coronado
2000 2nd Street
Coronado, CA 92118
619-435-3000
Marriott.com

Omni Hotels San Diego
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619-231-6664
www.omnihotels.com

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
207 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
612-702-3000
www.hardrockhotelsd.com

Marriott Hotel Gaslamp Quarter
660 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619-696-0234
Marriott.com

 

Hotel Information

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Please note: The contracted hotel rate is $319 per night. Hotel price does not include resort fee of $18 per night and applicable
state and local taxes and fees. If you require a room for additional nights not included below, please contact Shelly O'Neill at (703) 801-4245.

Government/Academic/Corporate Speakers:

  • Option 1 includes full Conference registration and three nights of lodging during the Conference (June 20, June 21, and June 22). When registering, please complete the hotel questions as indicated.
  • Option 2 includes one day pass to the Conference (the day of your panel) and one night's lodging. When registering please complete the hotel questions as indicated.

Registration Sponsors:
Sponsorship includes lodging for the 3 nights of the Conference (Wednesday 6/20, Thursday 6/21, and Friday 6/22 only). Additional nights and/or upgrades from a standard room will incur additional cost for the attendee.

Leaders Circle Sponsors:
Sponsorship includes lodging for the 3 nights of the Conference (Wednesday 6/20, Thursday 6/21, and Friday 6/22 only). Additional nights and/or upgrades from a standard room will incur additional cost for the attendee.

For room upgrades, please e-mail soneill@meetingmastersinc.com.

General Registration is Closed:

Special Arrangements for the San Diego Only Federal Circuit Community:  Single-day passes for Local Residents are available by selecting "Local Resident Day Pass" from the registration options. Day passes are $850 and are for the Conference sessions only (no meals/ ancillary events).

Full conference passes are available for $2995 (FCBA members) and $3295 for current non-members (includes FCBA membership through June 30, 2019). Contact either Tori Wright, wright@fedcirbar.org, or Roseanna Quinlan, quinlan@fedcirbar.org for more details on how to register.

Special Arrangements for Others: Please contact either Tori Wright, wright@fedcirbar.org, or Roseanna Quinlan, quinlan@fedcirbar.org.  

 

Individual Bench & Bar Registrations

 

 

Email requests for cancellations or substitutions must be sent to soneill@meetingmastersinc.com. Cancellations requested on or before May 23, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations requested between May 24, 2018 and May 30, 2018 will be processed less a $500 administrative fee. Substitutions are allowed through June 14, 2018.
After May 30, 2018 no refunds will be processed.

 

Law School Scholarship Program

 

Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable and Educational Fund award a number of scholarships to current or incoming law students. The scholarship recipients in the past have become valuable members of the Circuit Community. Scholarship donations are encouraged for the enrichment of the future of the legal profession. For details, visit the Scholarship page.  To make a donation, visit the Donations page.  For inquiries, please contact Roseanna Quinlan at quinlan@fedcirbar.org.

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