Margaret Corrigan has been a full-time mediator with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1996. In that capacity, she has mediated civil disputes on appeal in all subject areas pending before the court, including civil rights, employment, contract, insurance, bankruptcy, intellectual property, maritime law, ERISA, and immigration matters. She also currently serves as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District and the Office of Citizen Complaints for the San Francisco Police Commission. Margaret has assisted with court-affiliated mediation trainings for both the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals as well as mediation workshops and trainings at Harvard, Stanford and Hastings Law Schools.
Prior to joining the Ninth Circuit, Margaret spent most of the preceding sixteen years in private practice, principally as a litigation partner at Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell in San Francisco. She also spent two years as an Associate General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in both Chicago and San Francisco, and clerked for Chief Justice Rose E. Bird at the California Supreme Court. She obtained her J.D. at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and her B.A. at Stanford University.