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Eastern District of Texas
2015 Bench Bar Conference
Jointly with the
The Center for American and
International Law
October 21-23, 2015
Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road, Plano, Texas 75024
888.236.2427 • 972.473.6444
10:00 AM
Registration Opens
10:00 AM
Guns & Golfing Kick-Off.
Choose from the refinement of golfing on the beautiful Gleneagles
golf course minutes from the conference hotel, or join a bunch of rag
tag lawyers taken to calling themselves the Posse for an East Texas
cultural excursion at the nearby Frisco Gun Club. If you have never
fired a gun, this is your chance. All experience levels accommodated
and everything you need provided.
3:45 PM Mystery Law Clerk’s Panel, Law
Clerk’s Unleashed. What They Want to
Really Say to Lawyers.
Sarah Fischer, Former Law Clerk to Chief Judge
Ron Clark, EDTX, Moderator; Law Clerk 1, Law Clerk
2, Law Clerk 3, Law Clerk 4, Law Clerk 5, Law Clerk
6 & Law Clerk 7 (The Names Are Withheld to Protect
the Innocent).
4:45 PM Local Rules & the Local Rules Process.
When & Why Did ED Texas Adopt the Patent
Rules of ND California?
Wes Hill, Ward & Smith, Moderator; Otis Carroll,
Ireland, Carroll & Kelley; Michael Smith, Siebman,
Burg, Phillips & Smith & Jennifer Ainsworth, Wilson,
Robertson & Cornelius.
5:30 PM Opening Reception with Tastings of Texas
Event Sponsor: StoneTurn
7:00 PM Dinner on Your Own.
Presidential Suite Opens After Dinner
Until Midnight.
See Registration Form for Special Registration Details.
Golf at Gleneagles Sponsored by:
McKool Smith and Winston & Strawn
The East Texas Shooting Excursion Sponsored by:
Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi Mensing;
Haltom & Doan and Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith
Early Bird CLE Begins
2:30 PM 3:00 PM When Will the ED Texas Sherman Division Get
Bigger than Dallas?
Economist Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group
Discusses His Research into the Population Boom of
the Sherman Division of ED Texas and its Effects..
The Art of the Oral Argument From Motion
Practice to Appeal.
Charles Bundren, Wm. Charles Bundren &
Associates, Moderator; Judge Catharina Haynes,
Fifth Circuit; Judge William Bryson, Federal Circuit;
Judge Amos Mazzant, EDTX.
7:00 AM
Texas Chuck Wagon Breakfast Buffet.
Event Sponsors: Federal Arbitration, Inc. and
Findlay Craft, P.C.
8:20 AM Opening of Conference.
Chief Judge Ron Clark, ED Bar President Michael
Truncale & Chairman Clyde Siebman.
8:30 AM 9:15 AM E-Discovery. Insights from the Drafting Table &
Other Views from the Bench. Come December,
What Will the New E-Discovery Look Like?
Harry “Gil” Gillam, Gillam & Smith & Ted Stevenson,
McKool Smith, Moderators; Chief Judge Ron Clark,
EDTX; Judge Shira Scheindlin, SDNY; Judge Cathy
Ann Bencivengo, SDCA & Judge Andrew Guilford,
Alice. Is it a Software Infringers’ Wonderland?
Or, Will Good Software Patents Somehow
Geoff Culbertson, Patton Tidwell & Culbertson &
Max Ciccarelli, Thompson & Knight, Moderators;
Professor Peter Menell, University of California at
Berkeley School of Law; University of Berkeley;
Retired Chief Judge Paul Michel, Fed. Cir.; Judge
Robert “Trey” Schroeder, EDTX & Judge Roy Payne,
10:00 AM Extracting the Baby from the Bath Water. Effectively Managing Patent Cases Without
Weakening the System that Protects Legitimate
Innovation. Includes Interactive Segment with
Doug Cawley, McKool Smith, Moderator; Judge
Cathy Ann Bencivengo, SDCA; Judge Shira
Scheindlin, SDNY; Judge Barbara Lynn, NDTX;
Retired Judge Leonard Davis, Fish Richardson &
Mike Jones, Potter Minton.
11:00 AM Break.
Event Sponsors: Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
11:15 AM Patent Damages. A 2015 Primer.
Alan Ratliff, StoneTurn & Bo Davis, Davis Firm,
Moderators; Judge William Bryson, CAFC; Chief
Judge Ron Clark, EDTX; Judge Rodney Gilstrap,
EDTX; Judge John Love, EDTX & Steven Williams,
McDole Williams.
12:00 PM Views from the Top. A Fireside Chat about Our
Nation’s Patent System.
Alan Fisch, Fisch Sigler LLP, Moderator; Retired
Chief Judge Paul Michel, Fed. Cir.; Former
USPTO Commissioner Todd Dickinson & Monica
Magnusson, VP IPR Policy, Ericsson.
12:45 PM Lunch with Special Recognitions from
Around ED Texas by Chief Judge Ron Clark.
Event Sponsors: Baker & McKenzie LLP.
1:15 PM Twenty Years with the Chief Judges of the Federal
Circuit. Former Federal Circuit Law Clerks
Provide Insight Into How to Be Upheld on Appeal.
What Goes on Behind the Curtain? Is it All Just
Case Specific, or Policy Driven?
Suzanne Michel, Senior Patent Counsel, Google
Inc., Moderator; John Battaglia, Fisch Sigler LLP,
former clerk to Chief Judge Paul R. Michel; Shawn
Blackburn, Susman Godfrey, former clerk to Chief
Judge Sharon Prost; Phillip Lee, McKool Smith,
former clerk to Circuit Judge Evan J. Wallach; Kori
Anne Bagrowski, former clerk to Chief Judge Randall
R. Rader.
2:00 PM Arbitration, Mediation & Litigation – View from the
Federal Bench and Bar.
Michael Truncale, Orgain Bell & Tucker, Moderator;
Steve Susman, Susman Godfrey; Retired Judge
David Folsom, Jackson Walker & Retired Judge Royal
Furgeson, Jr., Dean, UNT Dallas College of Law.
2:45 PM Social Media Mining. Prospecting for
Golden Nuggets.
Charles “Chip” Molster, Winston & Strawn; Adam
Allgood, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius & Melissa Smith,
Gillam & Smith.
3:15 PM Break
Event Sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
3:30 PM
Admitting Evidence from the Mine. How to Use
Evidence from Social Media.
John Browning, Passman & Jones; Judge Keith
Giblin, EDTX, Judge Zack Hawthorn, EDTX &
Jennifer Ainsworth, Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius.
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Can Collegiality and Professionalism Survive in a
World of Sanctions?
Richard “Rocky” Schwartz, Whitaker Chalk Swindle &
Schwartz, Moderator; Professor David Hricik, Walter
F. George School of Law, Mercer University; Dean
Brad Toben, Baylor Law School; Retired Judge Royal
Furgeson, Jr., Dean, UNT Dallas College of Law &
Retired Judge Leonard Davis, Fish Richardson.
Corporate Perspectives. Litigation ED Texas
Style. From the Irks to Parts that Work.
Natalie Bennett, McDermott Will & Emery & Josh
Thane, Haltom & Doan, Moderators; Kenneth
Korea, Senior VP & Head of US IP Center, Samsung
Electronics; Kevin Fillip, Vice President & General
Counsel, ST Microelectronics, Inc.; Karen Robinson,
Associate General Counsel & Director of Litigation,
Adobe; Ray Wood, Chief Patent Counsel, ZTE &
Monica Magnusson, VP IPR Policy, Ericsson.
5:30 PM VIP Chief Judge and President’s
Reception with Tasting of Texas Wines.
Event Sponsors: Alston & Bird LLP; Baker Botts
L.L.P. and Paul Hasting.
6:45 PM Chief Judge and President’s Dinner/John Hannah
Award Ceremony.
Event Sponsors: Bragalone Conroy PC; Fish
& Richardson P.C.; Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and
Thompson & Knight LLP.
8:15 PM Beck Weathers, Author of Left for Dead: My
Journey Home from Everest.
Introduction by Judge Barbara Lynn, NDTX.
8:30 AM E-Discovery
Delete Harry “Gil” Gillam, Gillam & Smith and ADD
Allen Gardner, Potter Minton
9:00 PM Dessert, Dancing & Conferring to the
Sounds of Emerald City. It’s a Texas Thang.
A Chocolate Indulgence!
Event Sponsors: Cozen O’Connor and Vinson &
Elkins LLP.
9:00 PM Presidential Suite Opens Until Midnight.
7:30 AM Texas Breakfast Buffet, Dallas Style.
(A Little Bit Fancy for East Texas,
But Nice When You Can Get It).
Event Sponsors: Dovel & Luner LLP and
King & Spalding.
Private Judges Breakfast.
ED Texas Bar Association Breakfast Business Meeting.
8:30 AM Sage Advice from Sages. What’s Changed? What’s
Judge Don Bush, EDTX, Moderator; Judge T. John
Ward, Retired EDTX; Judge Robert Parker, Former
EDTX & Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals & Retired Judge
Jim Parsons, Former President of the State Bar of Texas
and Former State District Judge.
9:15 AM Writing to Win.
Steven D. Stark, Writer, Teacher, Lawyer & Artist.
10:00 AM Break.
Event Sponsors: Gillam & Smith LLP.
10:15 AM Pop Culture’s Impact on the Trial of Cases.
David Stein, Alston & Bird; Judge Caroline Craven,
EDTX; Jennifer Orgeron, Law Clerk for US Magistrate
Judge Caroline Craven & Retired Judge Charles
“Chad” Everingham, IV, Akin Gump.
11:00 AM Newer Faces of ED Texas. Policies, Procedures
& Practice Pointers As Seen from Behind and
Beyond the Pine Curtain.
Clyde Siebman, Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith &
Jeannie Heffernan, Kirkland & Ellis, Moderators; Judge
Amos Mazzant, EDTX; Judge Robert “Trey” Schroeder,
III, EDTX & Judge Nicole Mitchell, EDTX.
11:45 AM Lunch with Special Recognitions from Around
ED Texas by Chief Judge Ron Clark.
Event Sponsors: The Davis Firm, P.C.
12:15 PM A Round Table Discussion Regarding
Best Practices in ED Texas.
Kat Li, McKool Smith, Eman Sojoodi, Fenwick &
West & Elizabeth DeRieux, Capshaw DeRieux;
Judge Rodney Gilstrap, EDTX; Judge Caroline
Craven, EDTX; Judge Roy Payne, EDTX; Judge
John Love, EDTX; Judge Nicole Mitchell, EDTX &
David O’Toole, EDTX District Clerk.
1:15 PM The Estate of Tom McLaury v. Wyatt Earp,
4:15-MockTrial-1: Trial Skills Demonstration:
The Trial of Wyatt Earp for Causing the Wrongful
Death of Tom McLaury During a Gunfight at the
O.K. Corral.
Sponsored by the ABA Litigation Institute of Trial
Training. Wyatt Earp Played by Wyatt Earp. Ike
Clanton Played by Richard “Rocky” Schwartz,
Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz.
Presiding Judge: Royal Furgeson, Jr.
Plaintiff’s Counsel: Mike Lynn, Lynn Tillotson,
Pinker & Cox & Leon Carter, Carter Scholer Arnett
Hamada & Mocker.
Defense Counsel: Jennifer Doan,
Haltom & Doan & Andy Tindel, MT2 Law Group.
Setting the Stage: Mike Lynn & Clyde Siebman
1:25 Plaintiff’s Opening Statement.
1:40 Defendant’s Opening Statement.
1:55 Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Witness.
2:10 Cross-Examination of Plaintiff’s Witness.
2:25 Direct Examination of Defendant’s Witness.
2:40 Cross Examination of Defendant’s Witness.
2:55 Plaintiff’s Closing Argument.
3:10 Defendant’s Closing Argument.
3:25 Law Students Attending from Texas Law
Schools Render the Verdict.
Michael Truncale – President
Stephanie Barnes – Vice-President
William E. “Bo” Davis – Treasurer
Kirk Mathis – Past President
2015 Directors
Geoffrey Culbertson – Texarkana
Charles Bundren – Frisco
Melissa Smith – Marshall
Doug Cawley – Outside Director
Past President’s Council
1995-1999 – Clyde Siebman
2000 – Rosemary Snider
2001 – Damon Young
2002 – Andy Tindel
2003 – Richard Granger
2004 – Ed Hohn (1964-2009)
2005 – Clay Dark
2006 – Michael Smith
2007 – John Mercy
2008-2009 – Chris Coco
2010 – Larry Phillips
2011 – Glenn Thames
2012 – Eric Albritton
2013 – W. Lance Lee
2014 – Kirk Mathis
The Eastern District Of Texas Posse
(Contact for Information on Shooting Range Excursion)
Adam Allgood – Houston
Stephanie Barnes – Plano
Natalie Bennett – District of Columbia
Pat Black – Tyler
Charles Bundren – Frisco
Max Ciccarelli – Dallas
Darby Doan – Texarkana
Jeannie Heffernan – New York
Rose Keagy – Dallas
Chris Kennerly – Palo Alto
Rob Maness – Bryan
Clyde Siebman – Sherman
Michael Smith – Marshall
Glenn Thames – Tyler
Steven Williams – Dallas
19th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
Conference Underwriters
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld • Cozen O’Connor • The Davis Firm, P.C.
Fish & Richardson P.C. • Gillam & Smith LLP • McKool Smith • Paul Hastings
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP • Winston & Strawn LLP
Conference & Event Sponsors
Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos
Alavi Mensing
Eric M. Albritton, PC
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Alston & Bird LLP
Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Bragalone Conroy PC
Brooks Kushman
Capshaw DeRieux LLP
Charles River Associates
Cozen O’Connor
The Davis Firm, P.C.
DLA Piper
Dovel & Luner LLP
Duff & Phelps
Egan Peterman & Enders, LLP
Federal Arbitration, Inc.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Findlay Craft, P.C.
Fisch Sigler LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Gillam & Smith LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Haltom & Doan
IMS ExpertServices
Jackson Walker
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Locke Lord LLP
McDermott Will & Emery
McKool Smith
Event Sponsors Indicated in Bold • Partial List at Time of Printing
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
MT2 Law Group
Munck Wilson Mandala
Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP
Paul Hastings
Perkins Coie LLP
Potter Minton
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP
StoneTurn Group, LLP
Tadlock Law Firm, PLLC
Thompson & Knight LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC
Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, PC
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winston & Strawn LLP
Yarbrough Wilcox, PLLC
19th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
Chief Judge Ron Clark • ED Texas Bar President Michael Truncale
Conference Chairman: Clyde M. Siebman
Planning Committee
Amanda A. Abraham
Jennifer Ainsworth
Jennifer Albert
Eric M. Albritton
Adam Allgood
Patrick M. Arenz
Charles Baker
Stephanie Barnes
Natalie Bennett
Elizabeth Black Berry
Pat Black
Jeffrey Bragalone
James Brookshire
Wm. Charles Bundren
Brad Caldwell
Leon Carter
Douglas Cawley
Pete Chassman
Betty Chen
Evelyn Chen
Zunxuan “Digger” Chen
Ed Chin
Max Ciccarelli
Peter Corcoran
William “Bill” Cornelius
Geoffrey Culbertson
Andrew Dallmann
Wm. E. “Bo” Davis
Leonard Davis
Elizabeth “Betty” DeRieux
Jennifer Doan
Ben Elacqua
Alan Fisch
Tim Garrigan
James Glenn
Barry Golob
Debby Gunter
Bryan Haynes
David Healey
Jeanne “Jeannie” Heffernan
Gary Hoffman
James Holmes
Andrea Houston
Winston Huff
Jay Johnson
Mike Jones
Rose Keagy
Chris Kennerly
Grant Kinsel
Samara L. Kline
Kevin Kudlac
Lance Lee
Clint Lewis
Kat Li
Judge Barbara Lynn
Rob Maness
Kirk Mathis
Michael McCabe
Mike C. Miller
Judge Nicole Mitchell
Charles “Chip” Molster
Robert Oake, Jr.
Brandy O’Quinn
Brian H. Pandya
Michael Pegues
Anna Phillips
Larry Phillips
John Pickett
Alan Ratliff
Edward Reines
Brendan Roth
Neal Rubin
J. Wesley Samples
Richard “Rocky” Schwartz
Clyde Siebman
Mark Smith
Melissa Smith
Michael C. Smith
Rosemary T. Snider
Eman Sojoodi
Alan Soobert
Arnold Spencer
David Stein
Bob Steinberg
Glenn Thames
Andy Tindel
Michael J. Truncale
Steve Williams
Trey Yarbrough
19th Annual Eastern District Bench Bar Conference
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 21 – October 23, 2015
Register Online at: https://www.cailaw.org/eventRegistration.html?e=1410
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I wish to register for the conference – $795
($895 if received after October 3, 2015)
ED Texas CJA Panel Members & Government Lawyers – $650 / ($750 if received after October 3, 2015)
(Paid Event Sponsors apply 10% discount. Paid General Sponsors apply 5% discount.)
Discount not available for online registration.
____ I wish to participate in the Golf Tournament – $100
____ I wish to participate in the Texas Shooting Range Excursion – $100
____ My Spouse/Significant Other Registration for social activities – $100
(Includes Opening Reception. Chief Judges’ Reception and Dinner & Music by Emerald City)
____ I wish to renew my membership/join the ED Texas Bar Association – $75.00 ___________________
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No Fees Required To Register
Response requested by October 3, 2015. Afterwards, there will be an additional fee of $100
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To make hotel reservations call the Marriott Dallas/Plano Marriott Hotel at Legacy Town Center at (888) 236-2427
or (800) 228-9290 and reference the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association 2015 Annual Conference or log on to
Book your group rate: Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
Conference room rate is available until October 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. at $185/night for single or double + taxes until room block is filled
Mail to CAIL, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024
Email to [email protected]
Great food and drink followed by dinner on your own at beautiful
Shops of Legacy Town Center.
Chocolate indulgence and dancing to sounds of Emerald City.
October 21-23, 2015
Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Blvd., Plano, Texas 75024
888.236.2427 800.228.9290
Register today by fax, email or online.
Mail completed registration form and your check payable to
CAIL, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024
Email or Fax registration form to
[email protected] or 972.244.3404
Online at https://www.cailaw.org/eventRegistration.html?e=1410
OCTOBER 3, 2015
The bar association is seeking sponsors for
the conference and for selected conference events.
If interested, email [email protected] for information.
This program is seeking approval for Minimum Continuing
Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee
on MCLE in the amount of 16.5 participatory credit hours of
which 2.0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics. This course is also
seeking approval by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
for certification and recertification in Civil Trial Law.
Through October 3, 2015 conference rate applies at
$185 + tax per night, until room block is filled,
with complimentary self-parking.
Please make reservations at (888) 236-2427 or (800) 228-9290 and
reference the
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.
QUESTIONS? Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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