In-House Counsel Depositions: Navigating Complex Legal and Ethical Issues
Responding to Deposition Notices and Subpoenas and Protecting Privileged Information
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for in-house counsel to minimize potential damage to the corporation during depositions. The panel will explain how the attorney-client privilege and other evidentiary privileges may be strategically asserted to protect confidential information.
- Application of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to depositions of in-house counsel
- Key court decisions impacting depositions of in-house counsel
- Best practices for responding to deposition notices and subpoenas
- Best practices for protecting privileged information
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What guidance do the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and relevant case law provide regarding the deposition of in-house counsel?
- How can in-house counsel prepare to address the privilege issues that arise during depositions?
- How can in-house counsel best distinguish between business advice and legal advice when responding to questions during depositions?
- What are some effective tactics for in-house counsel responding to deposition notices or subpoenas?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
David B. Fawcett
He has obtained verdicts, settlements and punitive damage awards in commercial litigation totaling hundreds of... | Read More
He has obtained verdicts, settlements and punitive damage awards in commercial litigation totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Two cases resulted in jury verdicts that ranked among the highest in the U.S. as listed by the National Law Journal. One, Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., went to the U.S. Supreme Court and is the subject of author Laurence Leamer's book, The Price of Justice, set to be released in May 2013.Close
Matthew R. Sheldon
His practice focuses on general commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation at the... | Read More
His practice focuses on general commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation at the trial court and appellate level. He has successfully litigated both bench and jury trials. He spends a considerable amount of time advising clients on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, including issues relating to waiver of the privilege.Close