Discovery Issues in Federal Agency Litigation: Navigating Privileges, Work Product, FOIA and More
Mastering Application of Discovery Concepts and Unique Rules for Litigation With Government Agencies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide litigators with the necessary tools to effectively conduct discovery when a federal agency is a party. Our panel of experienced litigators will analyze, explain and offer their experiences on key issues involving government privileges, work product and the use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as a discovery tool.
- Overview of discovery challenges
- Deliberative process
- Common interest
- Work product
- Integration of FOIA
- E-discovery rules
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the discovery challenges when a federal agency is a party?
- How do certain privileges apply to federal agencies and restrict information sharing?
- What privileges are unique to federal agencies and how do they apply?
- How can FOIA be used as a discovery tool?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Anthony J. Diana
Mr. Diana focuses his practice on commercial litigation, electronic discovery, internal and regulatory investigations... | Read More
Mr. Diana focuses his practice on commercial litigation, electronic discovery, internal and regulatory investigations and bankruptcies. As Co-Leader of the firm’s E-Discovery and Records Management Group, he counsels clients on all aspects of discovery and management of electronic information, including development of policies and procedures for the preservation, collection, review and production of ESI.Close
Jeane A. Thomas
Crowell & Moring
Ms. Thomas is Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery and Information Management Group and a Partner in the firm’s... | Read More
Ms. Thomas is Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery and Information Management Group and a Partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group. She regularly counsels clients on litigation readiness planning, including the development and application of effective information management policies and legal hold practices, as well as e-discovery response plans.Close