Depositions of Senior Executives: Strategies for Taking and Defending "Apex" Witness Testimony
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel through the unique challenges when someone seeks to depose a high-ranking executive, such as Chairman of the Board, CEO, President, etc. The panelist will discuss the best strategies for preventing abuse of such depositions in federal and state courts and those needing to depose this distinct category of "apex" witnesses.
- What makes apex depositions different
- Strategies for parties deposing the apex witness
- Limiting or quashing the deposition
- Types of cases where apex witnesses required
- Preparing the apex witness
The panelist will review these and other pivotal issues:
- Should in-house or outside counsel manage the executive witness?
- What strategies exist for assisting an executive who is not a good witness?
- Will disclaiming knowledge of certain topics create credibility problems in court or the marketplace?
Philip J. Mohr
Womble Bond Dickinson (US)
Mr. Mohr has more than two decades of trial experience for both publicly traded and privately held companies in state... | Read More
Mr. Mohr has more than two decades of trial experience for both publicly traded and privately held companies in state and federal courts throughout the country have taught him that some cases simply have to be tried to verdict. He has honed his trial skills in cases involving complex business litigation (including fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination cases in the Delaware bankruptcy courts), commercial torts (including unfair trade practices, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets), and shareholder derivative suits. Mr. Mohr has particular experience guiding clients through the North Carolina Business Court and is the author of North Carolina Business Court Report, an online resource in which he shares his insights and knowledge of the Court and explains how recent court decisions may impact companies doing business in North Carolina.Close