Deposing Named Plaintiffs in Employment Class and Collective Actions
Uncovering and Leveraging Issues of Adequacy and Commonality During Certification, Settlement, and Trial
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare litigators to depose or defend depositions of named plaintiffs in class and collective actions. The panel will outline techniques for adequately preparing and questioning named plaintiffs and offer strategies to leverage deposition testimony during certification, settlement, and trial.
- Timing of deposition
- Questioning named plaintiffs and responding to objections
- Preparing named plaintiff for deposition and objecting to questions
- Using exhibits
- Using information obtained from social media
The panel will review these and other principal issues:
- What types of questions and questioning techniques will maximize the information obtained from named plaintiffs during depositions?
- What strategies are effective when responding to objections during depositions of named plaintiffs?
- What are the most effective ways for counsel to raise objections to questions during the deposition of a named plaintiff?
- How are class litigators incorporating social media into the deposition process?
- How can deposition testimony be most effectively used during class certification, settlement, and trial?
John Houston Pope
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Pope is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits, Litigation, and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management... | Read More
Mr. Pope is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits, Litigation, and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, which predominately involves the litigation of controversies, representing management in all aspects of employment-related matters. He also counsels clients on lowering litigation risks and exposures. His extensive experience in employment law litigation spans a broad spectrum of issues, including promotion, termination, and harassment claims based on race, national origin, religion, sex, age, and disability; retaliation claims; whistleblower claims; wrongful discharge suits; and other employment-related torts. His cases have included single plaintiff, collective, and class actions.Close
Anna P. Prakash
Ms. Prakash is a dedicated and skilled advocate for those who have been victimized by the unfair and illegal practices... | Read More
Ms. Prakash is a dedicated and skilled advocate for those who have been victimized by the unfair and illegal practices of companies. She litigates with her clients’ interests and needs at the forefront and tirelessly fights for their rights. Ms. Prakash has worked extensively on complex class and collective action cases in Minnesota and around the country.Close