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David Tsai Appointed as Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council

Published: 11-11-2016

Vinson & Elkins partner David Tsai has been appointed a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council for the Northern District of California. Tsai is one of six lawyers selected, and will serve a three-year term. He will join 12 continuing lawyer representatives. 

The mission of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit is to support the effective and expeditious administration of justice and the safeguarding of fairness in the administration of the courts within the circuit. Its goals include promote the fair and prompt resolution of disputes, ensuring the effective discharge of court business, preventing any form of invidious discrimination and enhancing public understanding of the judiciary. Lawyer Representatives also assist in the planning of the annual Northern District Judicial Conference. 

Tsai is an intellectual property partner in V&E’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on patent, trade secret, complex breach of contract and product defect litigation for companies innovating biotechnology (pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering), medical devices, software (Internet and mobile apps) and hardware (semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, solar wafers and light-emitting diodes/LED/OLED).


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