Kara Farnandez Stoll

Nov. 14, 2014

Kara Farnandez Stoll (BS Elec Egr ’91) was nominated Nov. 12 by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals. President Obama also nominated Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo.

“These individuals have displayed exceptional dedication to the legal profession through their work, and I am honored to nominate them to serve the American people as judges on the United States Courts of Appeals,” President Obama said.  “They will be diligent, judicious and esteemed additions to the bench.”

Kara Farnandez Stoll: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Kara Farnandez Stoll is a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C.  She has extensive experience in patent litigation, having represented clients at both the district and appellate levels, and has served as lead counsel on a number of cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Stoll received her B.S. in electrical engineering in 1991 from Michigan State University and her J.D. in 1997 from Georgetown University Law School. After graduating from college, Stoll worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1991 to 1997. From 1997 to 1998, Stoll clerked for Judge Alvin Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In 1998, she joined Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP, where her practice focuses on patent litigation, primarily in the consumer electronics, computers, software, and medical devices industries.

Stoll has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School since 2008 and previously served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law from 2004 to 2008. Stoll currently serves as co-chair of the Rules Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and she previously served as vice chair of the Rules Committee from 2012 to 2013.

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo has served as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since June 2013 and previously served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2013.

Read more on the nominations: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/12/president-obama-no...