Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Class Action Litigation: Deposing or Defending Corporate Witness Depositions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare class action counsel to depose or defend corporate representatives in accordance with FRCP 30(b)(6). The webinar will discuss best practices for plaintiffs to meet the 30(b)(6) notice requirements, effectively question the corporate representative, deal with difficult representatives, and defend objections. The program will discuss how defendants can effectively respond to a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notice and how to select and prepare witnesses for the deposition.
- Plaintiff perspectives
- When to take a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition
- Notice requirements under Rule 30(b)(6)
- Preparing for the deposition
- Questioning the corporate representative
- Raising and defending objections
- Dealing with evasive or difficult corporate representatives
- Understanding the party’s obligations in designations witnesses
- Defense perspectives
- Responding to the deposition notice
- Selecting the 30(b)(6) witness
- Preparing for the deposition
- Problem areas
- When to take a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of the plaintiff
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are some best practices for crafting a deposition notice that adequately identifies the scope of the 30(b)(6) deposition?
- How should attorneys respond when the corporate defendant designates an inappropriate deponent?
- What strategies are effective when questioning the corporate representative and raising and defending objections during the deposition?
- How should defense counsel respond to a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notice that appears to be vague, overbroad or seeks privileged information?
- What are the particular dangers of designating a lawyer, or someone else with extensive privileged information, as a 30(b)(6) witness?
Keith J. Keogh
Mr. Keogh has represented class members before the Seventh Circuit and the First District of Illinois for over a... | Read More
Mr. Keogh has represented class members before the Seventh Circuit and the First District of Illinois for over a decade, and has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2008 through 2012. He is also a frequent speaker on TCPA and other legal topics.Close
Jennifer Hurley McGay
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles
Ms. McGay litigates a wide range of complex matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, including... | Read More
Ms. McGay litigates a wide range of complex matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, including more than 15 years of experience defending federal and state securities law claims, as well as experience litigating bankruptcy and a variety of common law claims. Her practice includes litigation involving structured products, such as CDOs, asset-backed securities and swapsClose
John G. Watts
Watts & Herring
Mr. Watts has represented consumers in individual class action cases in state and federal courts and has litigated TCPA... | Read More
Mr. Watts has represented consumers in individual class action cases in state and federal courts and has litigated TCPA claims for several years. He has experience in matters involving class actions, consumer protection, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, wage and hour laws, and other areas. He is a frequent speaker on legal topics including the TCPA.Close