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Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte is set to retire in October 2019. Laporte, who first took the bench in 1998 and served as the Northern District of California’s chief magistrate judge from 2013 to 2015, helped shape patent and IP case law and advanced the court’s e-discovery procedures.

Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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