Gail Killefer has served as the ADR Program Director for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, since August 2010. In her work at the Court, Ms. Killefer oversees the administration of the Court’s ADR Program and serves as a staff mediator. She is the recipient of the 2016 Robert F. Peckham Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
From 2001 through August 2010, Ms. Killefer had a private law and mediation practice in San Francisco, and taught mediation at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Francisco from 1989 to 2001, as Deputy Chief, Civil Division (1994 to 1998) and as Chief, Civil Division (1998 to 2001). Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Torts Branch, in Washington, D.C., and as a law clerk to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker (D.D.C.). She received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.