Judge Robert N. Block
Robert N. Block was appointed as a Magistrate Judge in 1995, and served as the Chief Magistrate Judge from 2000 through 2005. Prior to his appointment, he practiced civil litigation with the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP for a period of sixteen years, specializing in intellectual property disputes, securities litigation, general commercial law, employment law and white collar defense.
Judge Block received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Between receipt of the two degrees, Judge Block served as a lieutenant in the United States Army.