Anthony J. Scirica, one of the nation’s leading jurists, is a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He became a Senior Fellow at Penn Law in 2013 and teaches courses in civil procedure and complex litigation. Judge Scirica was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1987 and served as Chief Judge from 2003 to 2010. In addition to his service on the bench, he served as a member and then as Chair of the Executive Committee of the United States Judicial Conference, the governing body of the federal judiciary. He currently serves as Chair of its Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability and as a member of the Committee on International Relations. He has previously served as Chair of the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Chair of the Judicial Conference Working Group on Mass Torts, and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and the Multidistrict Litigation Panel.