Speakers at the 2017 District of Oregon Conference

David Angeli is a lawyer in private practice who represents corporations and individuals in complex criminal, regulatory, and commercial cases.  He will be speaking on the bankruptcy break out panel.  Mr. Angeli is a regular speaker at local and national CLE’s on topics related to white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.  He is also an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School where he teaches a seminar on federal white collar crime.

Mr. Angeli is regularly recognized by his peers for his skill.  He has been repeatedly named in “Best Lawyers in America,” in the areas of bet the company litigation, white collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation.  Mr. Angeli has also been recognized as one of the top fifty “Oregon super lawyers.”  Prior to opening his own firm, Mr. Angeli practiced law at Williams & Connolly, LLP in Washington, D.C., and Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon.  Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston University and his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.  He is a veteran of the first Gulf War where he served as a Navy officer and a pilot.


Hon. Eric J. Bergstrom is a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.  He was appointed to the Court in 2005 by Governor Kulongoski.   Judge Bergstrom is a native Oregonian who attended the University of Oregon, receiving a B.S. in political science.  He received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.   After he graduated from Lewis & Clark, he spent 15 years in the DA’s office, where he rose through the ranks and ultimately became the head of the Gang and Robbery Unit.  Judge Bergstrom has tried nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanor to death penalty cases.  After numerous suggestions to move to the trial bench, Judge Bergstrom submitted his name for consideration.  After meeting with Governor Kulongoski, the Governor ended their interview by announcing Judge Bergstrom’s appointment to which he has diligently filled since.


Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals – Judge Berzon is a graduate of Radcliffe College and the law school at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where she was Articles Editor of the California Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court and for Judge James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Before joining the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Berzon worked as an appellate and Supreme Court advocate at Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, a San Francisco law firm. She presented cases in most of the federal circuit courts and the appellate courts of California and several other states. She filed briefs in dozens of cases in the United States Supreme Court, appearing four times as an oral advocate before the Court. Among the cases in which she participated were many setting important precedents in the fields of labor and employment law, environmental, women’s rights, and free speech. While in practice, Judge Berzon served as Associate General Counsel of the AFL-CIO; as a member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Labor and Employment Law Section; as co-chair of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco; as Treasurer of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California; as a member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco; as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Northern California; and as a member of the California Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession and the State Bar.

In the Fall of 1994, Judge Berzon was practitioner in residence at Cornell Law School, where she taught Supreme Court litigation; in the Fall of 1998, she was a practitioner in residence at Indiana University Law School; in the Fall of 2003, she was the Alvin B. and Janice Rubin Lecturer at the Paul F. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University. She has received the Faye Stender Award from the California Women Lawyers’ Association for her contribution to establishing the legal rights of women; the Alumna of the Year award from the California Law Review; the American Jewish Committee’s Learned Hand Award; and the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award. Judge Berzon gave the Madison Lecture at New York University Law School in  2008.

Judge Berzon was confirmed as a judge of the Ninth Circuit on March 9, 2000. Judge Berzon is currently a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Law Institute, and an Advisor to the American Law Institute Restatement of Employment Law.


Hon. Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals – Judge Bybee was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2003. Judge Bybee earned his J.D. in 1980 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He served as law clerk to Judge Donald Russell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was an associate with Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. Judge Bybee joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1984, first in the Office of Legal Policy and then in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division. From 1989 to 1991, he served at the White House as Associate Counsel to the President. In 1991, Judge Bybee joined the faculty of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, and in 1999 he joined the founding faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Judge Bybee served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice from 2001 until his appointment to the court. Judge Bybee has co-authored a book on the history of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments and has published articles on constitutional and administrative law in numerous journals, including The Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and The George Washington University Law Review.


Elisebeth B. Collins is currently serving her second term as a Board Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  Previously, Ms. Collins was an attorney at the law firms of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP and Freeborn & Peters, LLP.  Prior to that, she served as the Republican Chief Counsel, Supreme Court Nominations, for the Committee on the Judiciary in the United States Senate.  After three years in various positions at the United States Department of Justice, Ms. Collins was unanimously confirmed in 2008 as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy.  At the Department, she spearheaded initiatives and provided advice relating to national security, judicial nominations, DOJ regulations, civil justice, civil rights, violent crime and other issues.  Before joining the Department, Ms. Collins was an associate at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC.  Ms. Collins was a clerk to the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  She holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Jennifer Stisa Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.  She is the author of a new book from Cambridge University Press entitled American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It.  From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy.  From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment.  In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry.  Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California.


Hon Andrew D. Hurwitz, U.S. Court of Appeals – Judge Hurwitz was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Obama in 2012. Judge Hurwitz had previously served as a Justice and then Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, to which he was appointed by Governor Napolitano in 2003. Judge Hurwitz received his undergraduate degree  from Princeton University and his law degree from Yale Law School.  He served as a  law clerk to Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973-74. Before joining the Supreme Court, Judge Hurwitz was a partner in the Phoenix firm of Osborn Maledon for almost 30 years. He has argued two cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Hurwitz served as Chief of Staff to Governors Bruce Babbitt and Rose Mofford. He was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents from 1988-96, and served as President of the Board in 1992-93.  Judge Hurwitz has regularly taught at the Arizona State University College of Law. Judge Hurwitz delivered the Willard H. Pedrick lecture at the College of Law in 1999. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence.


Todd M. Hinnen is a partner at Perkins Coie in the firm’s Privacy & Security practice. He counsels clients and represents them in litigation regarding privacy, data security, compliance with law enforcement and national security issues.  He works closely with the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  While in office, he led an office of 320 attorneys responsible for overseeing the DOJ’s nationwide counterterrorism, counterespionage and export control programs.  In that capacity, he represented the United States before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); supervised oversight and compliance programs at law enforcement, intelligence and national security agencies; and testified before Congress on numerous occasions in both open and classified hearings.

Todd also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division in charge of the Division’s Internet and cybersecurity, appellate, terrorist financing, and international outreach and capacity building practices. He previously served as Chief Counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.  Todd counseled Senator Biden and assisted him in drafting legislation relating to the Internet, intellectual property, criminal justice policy and national security.

Todd also served under President George W. Bush as a Director in the National Security Council’s Directorate for Combating Terrorism.  He began his career in government as a prosecutor in DOJ’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS).  During his tenure with CCIPS, Todd was the Rapporteur of the G8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime and the head of the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States Cybercrime Experts Group.


Michelle Kerin is an Assistant United States Attorney in the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. She will be speaking on the bankruptcy break out panel.  She prosecutes complex white collar crimes including bank, mail, and wire fraud, and money laundering.  Ms. Kerin is also an adjunct profession at Lewis and Clark Law School where she teaches a white collar criminal defense seminar.  Prior to serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Kerin was a shareholder at Farleigh Wada Witt in Portland, Oregon, where she practiced complex business litigation and employment litigation.  Before that she was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Vancouver, Washington, where she focused on labor and employment law.  Ms. Kerin received her undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego majoring in political science and government.  She received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.


Hon. Peter C. McKittrick is a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon. He will be speaking on the bankruptcy break out panel. He was appointed to his first term as a bankruptcy judge on January 12, 2015.  Prior to that Judge McKittrick had a thirty year career in private practice in Oregon.  He began his career at Sussman, Shank in Portland, Oregon, and thereafter worked for Farleigh, Wada, Witt as an associate, shareholder, and of counsel.  He founded his own firm McKittrick Leonard, LLP in 2012.  He also served as a bankruptcy trustee beginning in 2005 until his appointment to the bench. As trustee he served as panel trustee for all types of Chapter 7 cases, converted Chapter 13 cases, and consumer cases.  He also served as an appointed receiver, examiner, or trustee in federal and state court actions involving investment fraud cases, real estate management, corporate/shareholder, and contract assignee/fiduciary disputes.  In private practice he represented corporate clients, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases and in out of court workouts and liquidations. He also served as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School teaching bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. Judge McKittrick received his undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College in 1981 and his law degree cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 1985.


Hon. Michael J. McShane is a United States District Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Judge McShane grew up in Kennewick, WA and attended Gonzaga University, receiving a B.A. in English literature.  After two years of working with Jesuit Volunteer Corp as a corrections’ counselor, Judge McShane entered Lewis & Clark School of Law and graduated with honors.  After working for the Clark County DA’s office during law school, Judge McShane began work at the Public Defenders office following graduation.  Judge McShane later served as a Judge for the Multnomah County Circuit Court before being nominated by President Obama to serve as a United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, receiving his commission on May 30, 2013.  Among his many professional achievements, shortly after receiving his commission Judge McShane struck down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban in Geiger v. Kitzhaber on May 19, 2014.  As a result, same-sex marriage in Oregon was legalized. Judge McShane is also actively involved in the Oregon community.    Specifically, Judge McShane has sat on the board of St. Andrew Nativity School, has taught classes at Lewis & Clark Law School, and has frequently lectured at law schools and bar associations across Oregon.  Judge McShane currently sits on the boards of The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.


Hon. Paul J. Papak is a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.  He was first appointed to this position on September 19, 2005.  Judge Papak began his career in 1971 as a law clerk for the firm Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Fields. He began working as a litigation associate with the firm Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett & Blanton in 1975. From 1981 to 1996, he taught at the University of Iowa College of Law as a Clinical Law Professor. He also worked as the Assistant Dean of this school from 1984 to 1989. In 1994, he joined the Iowa Federal Defender’s office as a Senior Litigator. Two years later, he became a Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Iowa. In 2000, he became an Assistant Federal Defender for the District of Oregon, where he worked until he was appointed as a magistrate judge in 2005.


Tung Yin is a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to joining Lewis & Clark in 2009, he taught for seven years at The University of Iowa College of Law, where he was most recently professor and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow.  Professor Yin also practiced law from 1998-2002 with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, where he specialized in white collar corporate criminal defense and employment law. He clerked for the late Hon. Edward Rafeedie, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the late Hon. William J. Holloway, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board.

Professor Yin’s academic research focuses primarily on national security and terrorism law, and has ranged from legal issues arising out of indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, to race and religion and the perception of terrorism, to drone terrorism, and more. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.

Professor Yin frequently provides commentary for local and national media on high-profile criminal matters, including news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, The New York Daily News, Bloomberg News, The National Law Journal, The Oregonian, Bloomberg Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KEX News, KXL News, KPAM News, “The Lars Larson Show,” “The Terry Boyd Show,” “The Mark and Dave Show,” and the local news affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. He also writes about running for the Run Oregon blog.


Hon. Youlee Yim You is a United States Magistrate Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. She began an eight-year term as a magistrate judge on March 1, 2016.  Prior to her appointment as a magistrate judge, she was a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon. That court has jurisdiction over and is located within the 4th Judicial District. She first joined Multnomah County Court in 2007, and was re-elected in 2014 for a term that was to expire on January 3, 2021.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge You practiced as Senior assistant attorney general, Oregon Department of Justice Trial and Appellate Divisions.  She previously served as a staff attorney in the United States District Court, Central District of California.  She was Deputy bureau chief and assistant district attorney, for Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, New York.  Judge You earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1986. She received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1989.