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Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Schamoi Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and co-director of its Center in Law, Economics and Organization. Her research focuses on legal design in market democracies: how the markets for law, lawyers, and dispute resolution affect the price and quality of legal services and also the innovation of those services. She has published numerous articles and papers and has been recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, honors and awards throughout her career. Professor Hadfield holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University.
With over 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Hoffman is a seasoned lawyer, entrepreneur, and government-sector executive. He currently leads Hoffman Law – a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services and building productive long-term relationships with businesses and individuals. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Casey also has significant public sector executive with experience at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the Texas Attorney General.
Bruce Lehman is best known as the United States Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a position he held from 1993 through 1998. Since leaving the USPTO, Mr. Lehman founded the International Intellectual Property Institute, a non-profit dedicated to increasing understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth. Mr. Lehman has served as legal counsel in the drafting of the 1976 Copyright Act, the 1980 Computer Software Amendments, and 1982 amendments to the Patent Laws. In 2006, he was one of 23 initial inductees to the International IP Hall of Fame.
Robert McKenna is co-head of Orrick’s Public Policy Group. He served two terms as Attorney General of Washington, successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and negotiated three of the largest consumer financial protection settlements in national history. He is a recognized leader in the development of data protection and privacy regulation. He has been President of the National Association of Attorneys Generals and was recipient of the NAAG Kelley-Wyman Award for Outstanding Attorney General. He has held numerous community leadership positions with public school and college foundations, domestic violence prevention organizations, and leadership development groups.
David Schizer is the fourteenth dean of the Columbia Law School. Dean Schizer is also the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics, and has previously been the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law. Dean Schizer is one of the nation’s leading experts in tax law, and has written more than 27 books and articles on taxation and governance. He has served on the Tax Club, the Tax Forum, and the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 1994–95 term. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D.
Judge Tevrizian has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been widely recognized as a great judge and a kind human being. Over his 41-year legal career, he served 31 years on federal and state trial courts, including 21 years on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. As a judge, he resolved roughly 10,000 cases. He has been recipient of the Maynard Toll Award for service to the underprivileged and recognized as Trial Jurist of the Year, Trial Judge of the Year, and Best Lawyer. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation, Armenian Eye Care Project, and Exceptional Children’s Foundation.