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Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 5 – 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law & MotionWednesdays1:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesWednesdays10:00 a.m.
Civil Pretrial ConferencesWednesdays2:00 p.m.
Criminal Law & MotionWednesdays11:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty MattersDaily During Duty Months1:30 p.m.
TrialsMondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyLili Harrell nccrd@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5343
Civil Case Docketing & Docket CorrectionsSusie Barrera Susie_Barrera@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5382
Criminal Case DocketingCita Escolano408-535-5391
Chambers408-535-5343
Email for Proposed Orders:NCpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups &
Criminal Docket Corrections:
Susie_Barrera@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil) CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:Lynn Fuller
media@cand.uscourts.gov
415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements

The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Cousins’ standing orders are set forth below:

No chambers copies of motions or discovery-related filings are required unless requested.

Delivery Address

Robert F. Peckham Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
280 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

About Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins

Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins has his chambers in San Jose, but he has served in each courthouse in the Northern District of California, from Salinas to Eureka.

He joined the Court in 2011 from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (San Jose and San Francisco offices) and Antitrust Division Trial Attorney (San Francisco). In those positions, he had criminal jury trials before many of the Judges of this Court. He was part of the team that prosecuted global price-fixing cartels in memory chip markets. He also coordinated Operation Ceasefire, a community program to reduce gang violence in Monterey County.

Immediately before joining the Department of Justice, he worked as a civil litigation associate and then partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, and before that he was a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Greenberg Glusker. His civil litigation cases focused on antitrust, class actions, consumer fraud, securities fraud, and civil rights. He was pro bono class counsel for inmates at an Illinois state prison.

Judge Cousins graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. F.A. Little, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford. While in school, he studied abroad in Russia and the Netherlands.

Judge Cousins has taught legal writing, moot court, and antitrust law at Hastings, and participates regularly in moot court and trial training programs at Bay Area law schools. He also coaches basketball and soccer.