Committees > Rules



The Rules Committee studies and makes recommendations for changes or amendments to the Rules of the Federal Circuit. The members of this Committee have the opportunity to learn the details of Federal Circuit rules and the policies behind them. Additionally, the Committee provides information to the Association's community regarding proposed revisions and recently implemented revisions to the Federal Circuit Rules and/or Clerk’s Office’s procedures.


Committee Chair

Committee Vice Chairs

Committee Board Liaison

William H. Burgess
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Lucas C. Townsend
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jim Calkins


Timothy C. Bickham 
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jessica Hannah
Apple Inc. 


  Christopher S. Geyer
Williams & Connolly LLP 
Russ Rigby 
Intellectual Ventures 
Andrew Trask
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