Conversation with US District Judge Lucy Koh '90, JD '93

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    Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California and the Harvard Club of San Francisco


    President Obama appointed Judge Lucy Haeran Koh to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in June 2010. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed her to the California Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara in January 2008. She was formerly a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where her colleagues and she litigated the In re Seagate Technology case, in which the Federal Circuit overturned the 24 year old standard for willful patent infringement. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. A jury instruction from one of her trials is a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Model Criminal Jury instruction. She received an award from then FBI Director Louis J. Freeh for prosecuting a major securities fraud case. She served in Washington, D.C. as a Special Assistant to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow on U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy's Senate Judiciary Committee staff. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard.

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020; 5:30 – 8:00 pm

    Covington & Burling LLP
    Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission Street, Suite 5400
    San Francisco, CA 94105-2533

    Ticket prices:
    HCSF/HLSA Members: $40
    Alumni Non-Members: $50
    General Public: $60

    Please note that due to security measures at Salesforce Tower, pre-registration for this event is required.  Onsite registration will not be available, and nonregistered guests will not be admitted. Please be sure to bring a photo ID for the Salesforce security desk.  Parking will not be validated.

    Beverages and appetizers will be served. 


    Registration deadline, February 17, 2020 (limited to first 50 registrants)

    Feel free to submit questions/topics ahead of time that you hope the judge will address.

    Please note any dietary restrictions when registering.

    Event Organizers:
    Wendy Feng '91, JD '94
    Anders Yang, JD '94