Crafting Summary Judgment Motions in Employment Litigation: The Fundamentals

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide associates with a review of standards for summary judgment established in the FRCP and how courts apply the standards to particular types of employment lawsuits. The panel will outline best practices for employment law counsel when drafting summary judgment motions.


Because employment cases in federal court are resolved through summary judgment more often than any other stage of litigation, summary judgment motions are one of the most important tools of employment law counsel. A well-drafted motion is critical to its success.

Though the summary judgment standards are established in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, counsel must understand how courts apply them in various employment law contexts. These standards must be effectively articulated with the relevant facts for the motion to prevail.

Listen as our authoritative panel of employment law attorneys discusses the standards for summary judgment in federal court, how to address the standards clearly when drafting a motion, how to craft an effective statement of facts, and more.



  1. Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the summary judgment standard
  2. Application of summary judgment standard in various types of employment litigation
  3. Motions for Summary Judgment
  4. Drafting the statement of facts
  5. Drafting the arguments
  6. Discovery and the motion for summary judgment
  7. Tips and Best Practices


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How should discovery be addressed in a motion for summary judgment?
  • How can counsel effectively use discovery in drafting a motion for summary judgment?
  • What should be included in the statement of facts?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Martucci, William
William C. Martucci

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Mr. Martucci practices exclusively on behalf of management in connection with national employment litigation and policy...  |  Read More

Veenita D. Raj
Veenita D. Raj

Michelman & Robinson

She specializes in employment litigation and counseling, and represents employers on a broad range of disputes in state...  |  Read More

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