Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel (Ret.)

Judge Fogel is Executive Director of the Berkeley Judicial Institute at UC Berkeley Law School, former federal judge for the Northern District of California and immediate past Director of the Federal Judicial Center. In addition to his twenty years of federal judicial service, Judge Fogel also served as a judge of the Santa Clara County (California) Superior (1986-1998) and Municipal (1981-1986) Courts.

He has received numerous accolades, including the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the California Judiciary from the California Judges Association and the Vanguard Award from the State Bar of California for notable contributions to intellectual property law.

Legalist is a notable example of a litigation funding firm that consistently includes social justice as a meaningful metric in its decision-making.

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Launching a new Legalist Fund II for $100 million in the Wall Street Journal.