Albright Names WDTX Litigator As New Magistrate Judge

By Dani Kass (November 29, 2021, 3:46 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge Alan Albright on Monday confirmed that he's selected Derek Gilliland — a defender of the judge's broad venue stance and his former co-counsel in a massive patent case — as his second magistrate judge for the Western District of Texas' Waco division.

The Sorey & Gilliland LLP attorney will join the court in April pending the government clearance process.

The Judicial Conference of the United States authorized the Waco division to get a second magistrate judge this summer, in the hopes of keeping up with the mass of patent litigation Judge Albright has drawn to his court. Gilliland would...

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