FORA.tv Speaker - Jeremy Fogel

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Biography

Born in San Francisco, raised in Los Angeles, California. Attended Los Angeles public schools. Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction from Stanford University, 1971, major in Religious Studies. Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard University, 1974. Admitted to practice in California, 1974. Private practice of law in San Jose, 1974-78. Founder and Directing Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation, 1978-81. Appointed to Santa Clara County Municipal Court, 1981; appointed to Santa Clara Superior Court, 1986. Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1998-2011. Director, Federal Judicial Center, 2011-present. Presiding Judge, Santa Clara County Municipal Court, 1984-85; Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, Santa Clara Superior Court, 1987-88, 1995; Supervising Judge, Probate/Mental Health Division, 1991; Civil Team Leader and Law and Motion Judge, Santa Clara Superior Court 1992-94, 1996-98. Member, Executive Board, California Judges Association, 1988-91; Vice-President, 1990-91; Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee, 1987-88; Chair, Judicial Discipline Advisory Panel (confidential counseling service for judges facing discipline), 1992-98. Chair, Planning Committee, California Continuing Judicial Studies Program, 1995-97. Faculty, California Continuing Judicial Studies Program and California Judicial College (alternative dispute resolution, psychology, ethics, family law, sexual harassment awareness and prevention, domestic violence, and judicial excellence), 1987-2009. Mediation trainer and member, Advisory Committee on ADR Education, Federal Judicial Center, 2002-2009; faculty, FJC Advanced Patent Program, 2005-present. Member of international legal exchange delegations to various countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and East and South Asia (alternative dispute resolution, case management, intellectual property rights and judicial ethics), 1999-present. Frequent lecturer on ethics, discipline and professional conduct for both Bench and Bar. Lecturer, Stanford University Law School (psychology of litigation), 2003-present (on leave while at FJC). President's Award for Outstanding Service to the California Judiciary, California Judges Association, 1997; Judge of the Year Award, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 1997, 2005 and 2011; "LACY Honors" Award, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation, 1997. Recipient, Special Award for Exemplifying Highest Standards of Professionalism in the Judiciary, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2002. Justice of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2007; named one of California's 100 most influential lawyers by Daily Journal Corporation, 2007. Married since 1977 to Kathleen Wilcox; two children: Megan, 29 and Nathaniel, 26.

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