Diane S. Sykes

Hon. Diane S. Sykes

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Judge Sykes was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2004. Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, Judge Sykes served as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Governor Tommy G. Thompson appointed her in September 1999 to fill a mid-term vacancy on the state supreme court, and she was elected to a full ten-year term in April 2000. From 1992-1999, Judge Sykes served on the state trial bench in Milwaukee County (elected in 1992 and re-elected in 1998). From 1985-1992, Judge Sykes practiced law with the Milwaukee firm of Whyte & Hirschboeck, S.C., and from 1984-1985, was a law clerk to Federal Judge Terence T. Evans.

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Judge Sykes earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1980 and a law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1984. Between college and law school, Judge Sykes worked as a reporter for The Milwaukee Journal.

Judge Sykes has two sons.



2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Neil GorsuchDonald McGahnJefferson B. SessionsR. Alexander AcostaJonathan H. AdlerJohn S. BakerAditya BamzaiRachel BarkowSteven G. CalabresiDaniel A. CraneGregory DolinSusan E. DudleyJohn C. EastmanTheodore H. FrankDeborah A. GarzaHeather K. GerkenStephen GillersC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GrevePhilip A. HamburgerJohn C. HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingGail HeriotPeter KirsanowDonald J. KochanGary LawsonRoslyn LaytonVictoria A. LipnicJennifer L. MascottJohn O. McGinnisGillian E. MetzgerMichael B. MukaseyKen PaxtonRobert V. PercivalArti K. RaiNeomi RaoRonald D. RotundaHal S. ScottTheodore M. ShawRodney SmollaIlya SominRobert Greene SternePeter L. StraussJeffrey S. SuttonStuart S. TaylorGeorge J. TerwilligerKate Comerford ToddJonathan R. TurleyEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonEdward WhelanKeith E. WhittingtonArthur E. WilmarthWilliam H. PryorDavid M. McIntoshF. Scott KieffDavid StrasDiane S. SykesRachel L. BrandNathan A. SalesDavid BarronA. Raymond RandolphG. Barry AndersonKevin C. NewsomJohn F. DuffyMichael W. McConnellR. Shep MelnickMichael P. VandenberghPaulette BrownBrendan Thomas CarrHeather ChildsNicholas GealeAdam GelbRobert HanniganAugust HanningJonathan S. KanterPaul Alan LevyLibby LockePhilip A. MiscimarraMark L. RienziMelissa Rogers
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference
2016 National Lawyers Convention

2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Thomas W. MerrillRichard A. EpsteinWilliam H. PryorJohn C. HarrisonGary LawsonJoan LarsenMichael W. McConnellNelson LundDavid F. ForteAkhil Reed AmarNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMichael S. PaulsenMark PerryJennifer Walker ElrodRichard E. WileyThomas M. HardimanVincent Phillip MunozSandra Segal IkutaMichael O'SheaLisa HeinzerlingJohn A. AllisonLuther StrangeMark BrnovichWilliam KuntzDon WillettAbbe R. GluckPatrick MorriseyRon DeSantisPaul LarkinAdam KleinSusan G. BradenSeth HarrisOrin S. KerrPaul D. ClementJohn S. BakerRonald A. CassDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainFrank H. EasterbrookWilliam N. EskridgeAdam MossoffDouglas H. GinsburgRoger PilonJonathan R. TurleyJohn C. EastmanCarlos T. BeaSaikrishna B. PrakashKannon K. ShanmugamEugene ScaliaIlya SominJerry E. SmithDiane S. SykesStephen J. MarkmanMichael UhlmannRichard W. GarnettPatrick A. ParenteauR CruzWilliam P. MarshallSamuel A. AlitoClarence ThomasNadine StrossenEugene VolokhNoel J. FranciscoJames W. ElyAllison EidStephanos BibasBrian FitzpatrickEdith H. JonesDavid StrasRoderick M. HillsTodd ZywickiStephen I. VladeckArthur D. HellmanBill SamuelJeffrey S. SuttonRachel BarkowJoshua SarnoffC HemphillSteven CollotonE ElliottFloyd AbramsVictoria NoursePhil GrammRaymond KethledgeBradford R. ClarkDeepak GuptaDeborah A. GarzaAdam LaxaltBen SasseKimberley A. StrasselLeonard N. ChaninElizabeth GoiteinHenry GoldbergDavid J. KapposToni MassaroLawrence SolumMark FloydRandel K. JohnsonNikki HaleyDeborah L. RhodeAllan Rostron
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: DC Young Lawyers ChapterWashington DC Lawyers ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2013 National Lawyers Convention

2013 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: Stephen F. WilliamsJeremy A. RabkinScott WalkerMartin Neil BailyScott W. JohnsonAbbe R. GluckPatrick MorriseyEdith Brown ClementJennifer Walker ElrodThomas M. HardimanWilliam H. PryorAshley KellerErin RyanMichael S. LeeJ. Harvie WilkinsonThomas O. BarnettPaul J. BeardDavid D. ColeJohn F. DuffyRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaJörg FedtkeRichard W. FieldsPhilip A. HamburgerJohn O. McGinnisKenneth L. MarcusThomas W. MerrillJide Okechuku NzelibeNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RosenzweigKyle DuncanWilliam KuntzR CruzStewart E. SterkNadine StrossenDiane S. SykesEugene VolokhJoshua D. WrightJohn C. YooLeonard A. LeoThomas B. GriffithDavid M. McIntoshEugene B. MeyerA. Raymond RandolphJerry E. SmithDavid StrasTimothy M. TymkovichMargaret (Peggy) LittleAlan B. MorrisonThomas D. MorganRobert E. LitanEric M. FreedmanWilliam A. GalstonJonathan T. MolotRachel BarkowF. Scott KieffRobert MikosMichael B. MukaseyRichard PrimusJonathan R. TurleyWilliam R. YeomansBrett M. KavanaughPaul S. AtkinsCarlos T. BeaEdith H. JonesRaymond KethledgeDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainVincent VitkowskySteven G. BradburyTimothy P. CarneyJohn ElwoodBurt NeuborneJohn N. RaudabaughElizabeth WydraClarence ThomasNeil GorsuchJ WilkinsonIJonathan H. AdlerMarvin AmmoriJohn S. BakerDavid BaltoRandy E. BarnettDavid BarronJohn BeisnerMitchell N. BermanLillian R. BeVierStephanos BibasJoel F. BrennerRoger B. CleggFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanWilliam N. EskridgeNoel J. FranciscoRobert P. GeorgeDouglas H. GinsburgRandall GuynnKristin HickmanJames L. HuffmanAndrew KoppelmanMartin S. LedermanAdam LiptakJane MagoVictoria NourseEileen J. O'ConnorMaureen K. OhlhausenWalter K. OlsonAjit V. PaiMichelle RichardsonJ RoschJoshua SarnoffDavid S. SchoenbrodReva SiegelPaul D. ClementGeorge J. TerwilligerSeth P. WaxmanJohn Fund
Topics: Civil Rights • Free Speech & Election Law • Criminal Law & Procedure • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Labor & Employment Law • Religious Liberties • Intellectual Property • Administrative Law & Regulation • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Environmental Law & Property Rights • International & National Security Law • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Litigation • Professional Responsibility & Legal Education
Sponsors: DC Young Lawyers ChapterWashington DC Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupHampton Roads Lawyers ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group