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Honorable John Owens
Circuit Judge @9th Circuit Court of Appeals
The Honorable John B. Owens serves on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to becoming a federal judge in 2014, he was a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and a federal prosecutor for more than 11 years in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Diego. He served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, and received two Director’s Awards for his work there. Judge Owens graduated first in his class from Stanford Law School in 1996, where he was an Executive Editor on the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States. His written work has appeared in the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, and other law reviews.
Bethany Bengfort, Esq.
Bethany Bengfort, Esq., previously clerked for the Honorable S. James Otero at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and worked as a patent litigator at DLA Piper LLC. Bethany graduated from Stanford Law School in 2016, where she specialized in a variety of intellectual property issues, including as a primary focus the intersection of technology and the First Amendment. Working with the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic, Bethany advised and provided legal defense for fan fiction writers, fan game developers, entrepreneurs, and open source innovators. An avid science fiction and fantasy enthusiast, Bethany has presented on sci-fi and the law at Silicon Valley Comic-Con and Escape Velocity DC.
Joshua Gilliland, Esq.
@The Legal Geeks
Joshua Gilliland, Esq., is a California attorney and author of the eDiscovery blog Bow Tie Law. Josh is the co-creator of The Legal Geeks with Jessica Mederson. The Legal Geeks has been recognized by the ABA Journal Top Blawg 100 from 2013 to 2018 and was nominated for Best Podcast for the 2015 Geekie Awards. Josh has a passion for the impact of technology on the practice of law. Josh has been a columnist for LitigationWorld, has guest lectured at his alumni McGeorge School of Law, and has been published in American Lawyer Magazine. Josh has presented with Judges, eDiscovery experts, and forensic consultants, on eDiscovery, requesting ESI, the form of production, litigation holds, destruction of evidence, cyber-security, and many other topics. Josh has presented hundreds of eDiscovery seminars and been a panelist at comic conventions on legal issues in pop culture and science fiction.