Hon. Vaughn R. Walker, Esq.
Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master
San Francisco, California
Daily Rate $15,000
Current ADR/Law Office of Vaughn R Walker - Owner
Languages English
ADR/Law Office of Vaughn R Walker - Owner
Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master
Walker Nakamura ADR LLP, 2023 - Present; ADR/Law Office of Vaughn R Walker, 2011 - Present; Bentham Capital, LLC, US Investment Committee, 2016 - Present; Lecturer, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2014 - Present; Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Spring 2011, 2014; Lecturer, Stanford University Law School, 2011, 2012; United States District Chief Judge, Northern District of California, 2004-2010; United States District Judge, Northern District of California, 1990-2004, 2011; Partner, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, 1978-1990; Associate, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, 1972-1977; Law Clerk, Honorable Robert J Kelleher, United States District Judge, Central District of California, Los Angeles, 1971-1972.
Notable judicial decisions include matters such as: civil liberties and national securities, technology, competition and antitrust, securities, personal injury & related torts, and class actions. <br/><br/>Counseling and special master assignments: antitrust, business dissolution; genetic engineering matters.
University of Michigan (AB-1966); Stanford University (JD-1970).
Admitted to the Bar: California (1972); U.S. District Court: District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals: Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S Supreme Court.
Chair, Leadership Council, Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke University Law School, 2014<br/>American Law Institute <br/>American Bar Association (Judicial Representative, Antitrust Section, 1990-1995)<br/>Bar Association of San Francisco<br/>Lawyers' Club of San Francisco (President, 1986-87)<br/>Director, Saint Francis Foundation (Chair, 2007), 1990-1996, 1998-2012<br/>Member, Civil Rules Advisory Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2006-2011<br/>Advisory Board Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School, 2012-present<br/>Advisory Board, Center for United States and Mexican Law, University of Houston Law Center, 2012-present
TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS<br/><br/>Mass-Tort MDL Certificate & Advanced Certificate Program, Duke Law School, 2019, 2020<br/>Lecturer, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2014-15, 2018, 2020<br/>Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Spring 2011, 2014<br/>Lecturer, Stanford University Law School, 2011, 2012<br/><br/>ARTICLES<br/><br/>"Merger Trials: Looking for the Third Dimension," 5 Competition Pol'y Int'l 35 (2009), Page 15<br/>"The Ethical Imperative of a Lodestar Cross-Check: Judicial Misgivings about 'Reasonable Percentage' Fees in Common Fund Cases," 18 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 1453 (2005)<br/>Comment, "Federalizing Organized Crime," 46 Hastings L J 1127 (1995)<br/><br/>SELECTED SPEECHES AND EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS<br/><br/>2017, Consejo de la Judicatura y Comision Federal de Competencia, Mexico City<br/>2014, University of Miami Law Review Symposium - Judges and Facts, Miami<br/>2014, Harvard University - American Constitutional Society, Cambridge<br/>2013, Anti-Defamation League Award Address, San Francisco<br/>2013, American Antitrust Institute - Fact Finding in Antitrust, Washington<br/>2013, CFC Regional Competition Center - Competition in the Americas, Mexico City<br/>2013, ABA Antitrust Masters Address, Williamsburg, Virginia<br/>2012, University of Southern California - Lecture in Honor of Justice Lester Roth, Los Angeles<br/>2012, Golden Gate University Law School- 4th Annual Chief Justice Ronald M George Lecture, San Francisco<br/>2011, Indiana University - Maurer School of Law Lecture, Bloomington<br/>2011, University of International Business Enterprise - Trade Disputes, Beijing<br/>2011, Consumer Attorneys Association - Class Actions, San Diego<br/>2011, University of Illinois - David C Baum Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Urbana<br/>2011, University of California Hastings School of Law - Commencement Address, San Francisco<br/>2011, Gonzaga University School of Law - Justin L Quackenbush Lecture, Spokane<br/>2011, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, San Francisco
$15,000 Per Day
United States of America
San Francisco, CA

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