Standing Committees

Committee on Federal Courts

Committee Members

Co-chairs: Michael Huggins and Christian Andrew-von Euw

Name Organization Locale
Alyson Berg Wilkins Drolshagen & Czeshinski Fresno
Jonathan Paul Rivera Hewitt Paul LLP Sacramento
Allison Westfahl Kong U.S. Attorney’s Office Los Angeles
Eddie Jauregui US Attorney’s Office – Major Frauds Los Angeles
Elaine Zhong Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney Los Angeles
Grace Park US Attorney’s Office – Civil Los Angeles
Michael Farhang Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP Los Angeles
Mariam Kaloustian US Attorney’s Office – Civil Los Angeles
Christian Andreu-von Euw Morrison Foerster San Diego
Jessica Leal Freitas & Weinberg LLP San Francisco
Michael Huggins Troutman Sanders LLP San Francisco
Michael Wahlander Seyfarth Shaw LLP San Francisco
Neil Smith FedArb San Francisco

Committee Details

Oversight: The Litigation Section Executive Committee

Number of Members: 15

Member Terms: Three years.  Terms begin and end on the last day of the CLA Annual Meeting.

Committee Functions:

  • Educate attorneys on issues pertaining to Federal Court practice;
  • Keep the Litigation Section abreast of Federal Court issues that may have an impact on Section members;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposals that affect California Federal Court practice and the Federal Courts in California;
  • Recommend improvements to the provision of legal services in California Federal Courts.

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