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Panel Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Panel I Views from the Bench. Panel of current and former judges.

9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Hon. Robert Freedman, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Hon. Richard Kramer, San Francisco Superior Court
  • Hon. Elizabeth Laporte, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.
  • Hon. William Pate (ret.), JAMS

Professor Josh Davis, University of San Francisco School of Law

Panel II—Views from the Bar. Panel of attorneys

11:00 -12:30 p.m.

  • Don Baker, Baker & Miller PLLC
  • Bill Bernstein, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Jessica Pers, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Professor Jesse Markham, University of San Francisco School of Law


12:30-1:30 p.m.

Keynote Address provided by Professor Geoffrey Hazard of the University of California, Hastings.

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Panel III—Views from the Beneficiaries. Panel of Cy Pres Administrators, Recipients of Funds, and Facilitators of Distribution of Funds.

2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • Kathryn Duke, Public Health Trust
  • Bert Foer, American Antitrust Institute
  • Judy Johnson, California Consumer Protection Foundation
  • Brad Seligman, Impact Fund


Arthur Bryant, Public Justice


3:30-4:30 p.m.