Preparing Witnesses for Deposition: Overcoming Challenges With 30(b)(6) Representatives and Fact and Expert Witnesses
Navigating Current Restrictions on Defending Counsel, Complying with Ethical Guidance, and Strategies for Witness Preparation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will focus on the critical importance of preparing the fact, expert and Rule 30(b)(6) witness for deposition in view of the current restrictions on what defending counsel can do at the deposition to protect the witness.
- Current restrictions on defending counsel at a deposition
- Ethical guidance on witness preparation
- Tips for preparing the fact witness to perform at his/her best
- Special considerations for preparing Rule 30(b)(6) witnesses or corporate representatives
- Special considerations for preparing expert witnesses
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the current restrictions on defending counsel at a deposition?
- What are the relevant ethical rules applicable to preparing witness testimony?
- How can counsel best prepare fact and expert witnesses to perform at their best?
- What unique issues arise in the context of 30(b)(6) depositions of corporate representatives?
Mark H. Bloomberg
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca
Mr. Bloomberg is an intellectual property litigator. With more than 30 years of experience, he has represented... | Read More
Mr. Bloomberg is an intellectual property litigator. With more than 30 years of experience, he has represented clients in infringement actions, and advised clients concerning patent infringement, validity, remedies and licensing. During this time, Mr. Bloomberg has participated in all aspects of patent litigation, including jury trials, bench trials, claim construction hearings, arbitrations and appeals. He has represented clients in a number of technology areas, including computers, video games, telecommunication systems, electronic trading systems, business methods and medical devices.Close
John C. (Jay) Maloney, Jr.
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca
Mr. Maloney is a trial lawyer and a highly experienced complex commercial litigator. He focuses most often on product... | Read More
Mr. Maloney is a trial lawyer and a highly experienced complex commercial litigator. He focuses most often on product liability and class action litigation, particularly in relation to the healthcare industry. Among his many representations, Mr. Maloney was counsel to major pharmaceutical company in nationwide DES litigation for more than 25 years, including successfully opposing three motions for class certification. He has substantial experience working with medical, financial and valuation experts, both consulting and testifying. Mr. Maloney is a frequent author and presenter on witness preparation.Close
S. Calvin Walden
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Mr. Walden's practice focuses on intellectual property advice and litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation... | Read More
Mr. Walden's practice focuses on intellectual property advice and litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation and IP-related arbitrations and licensing disputes, and on advising clients concerning IP asset management, new products and licensing issues. He has served as counsel for a broad range of clients, including public companies, private high technology and medical technology companies, and companies in the graphic arts. Mr. Walden has argued and tried cases in federal district courts across the country, and has successfully argued in the Federal Circuit, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the International Trade Commission.Close