United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Magistrate Judge
Nathanael Cousins

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 7 - 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law & Motion Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.
Civil Pretrial Conferences Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.
Criminal Law & Motion Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily During Duty Months 1:30 p.m.
Trials Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Lili Harrell 408-535-5343
Civil Case Docketing Sandy Morris 408-535-5382
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Email for Proposed Orders: NCpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
NCpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins

Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins was appointed in 2011. Immediately before joining the Court, he was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of California. One of his most significant duties there was working in Salinas on Operation Ceasefire, a community program to reduce gang violence.

Judge Cousins served for five years in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. At the Antitrust Division, he was part of the team that investigated and prosecuted global price-fixing cartels in memory chip markets, including DRAM. For his work on the DRAM cases, he was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.

Before joining the Department of Justice, he was an associate and then partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, and before that an associate in the Los Angeles office of Greenberg Glusker. At these firms he litigated civil and criminal cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, with an emphasis on cases involving antitrust, class actions, and investment fraud. He also served for many years as pro bono class counsel on behalf of the inmates in an Illinois state prison.

Judge Cousins currently teaches a first-year “moot court” class at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and previously taught legal writing and antitrust classes.

Judge Cousins graduated with honors from Hastings, where he was Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford. He studied abroad at Leiden University in the Netherlands and Novosibirsk University in Russia. He clerked for the Hon. F.A. Little, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana.