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Workshop: Federal Trial Practice (co-sponsored by NAPIPA)

DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017      TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: USPTO, 2nd floor, Alaska Room

Ever wonder how to expand your practice area to include Federal Trial work or to become a better practitioner in Federal Court?  If so, join us for a discussion on the broader and finer points of Federal Trial practice in both criminal and civil court with our distinguished panelists.  Supervisor of the San Jose U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jeff Nedrow, internationally recognized technology litigation and trial lawyer, Neel Chatterjee, and Partner of LTL Attorneys Kevin Bringuel will discuss their experiences and impart practical advice in becoming an effective advocate in Federal Court.  The panel will be moderated by Deputy District Attorney Charles Huang.

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Charles Huang

Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office

Charles Y. Huang is a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County.  He is currently assigned to the Palo Alto branch office. Charles is a veteran trial attorney who has tried approximately 85 cases to juries including murder, attempted murder, torture, kidnapping and armed robbery sprees.  In addition to his trial work, Charles has also trained police officers across the San Francisco Bay Area regarding proper criminal investigation and report writing.  He has also conducted trainings within his office.  Charles was the first National President of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) and is currently the C.E.O. of the NAPIPA Foundation. Prior to joining the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, Charles was a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County and San Mateo County. Charles received his B.A. from U.C. Davis majoring in History and double minoring in Asian American Studies and Political Science.  He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he was the president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). Charles spent his final year of law school as a visiting student at U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Charles is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.


Kevin Bringuel

Partner, LTL Attorneys

Kevin Bringuel brings impressive trial and appellate experience to the firm. Kevin was formerly associated with Quinn Emanuel, where he worked in several litigation areas including intellectual property, employment, contractual disputes, and “white collar” criminal defense.

Following Quinn Emanuel, Kevin served for four years as a federal public defender, after which he spent nine years handling capital cases in habeas corpus proceedings in both state and federal court. These experiences have shaped Kevin into an experienced trial and appellate advocate. He has a significant number of jury trials under his belt, as well as a number of written appeals and oral arguments in both state and federal court.

Neel Chatterjee

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Neel Chatterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Practice. An internationally recognized technology litigator and trial lawyer, Neel has a proven track record of wins in hard-to-win technology cases. His cases often break new ground in undefined areas of the law. Clients frequently turn to Neel shortly before trial to take over very hard fought and high risk cases. He is tireless in his efforts to save companies and product lines, as well as to protect core technologies of his clients. A key strategist on complex litigation spanning multiple venues, Neel  simplifies extremely complex concepts to ensure that the judges and juries understand the key issues in the case.  Neel is known for his use of trial graphics and cross examination of key witnesses.  He is also an active supporter of diversity in the legal profession, the founder of the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, and active in the Asian American legal community.  He serves on the National Advisory Committee of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Sedona Conference on Patent Damages, and the Federal Practice Program.  Neel is currently organizing a panel on unconscious bias for the Northern District of California.

Jeff Nedrow

Chief of San Jose Branch, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California


Jeff Nedrow has been the Chief of the San Jose Branch of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California since January 2011.  Prior to his appointment as Branch Chief, he served as Deputy Chief of the San Jose Branch.  He has been an AUSA since December 1994, and has worked in the San Jose Branch since March 1995, prosecuting narcotics and white-collar cases.  Prior to receiving his appointment as an AUSA, he was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the San Francisco office assigned to oversee the law clerk program and prosecute misdemeanor cases arising from federal jurisdictions in the San Francisco area.