Summary Judgment Motions: Advanced Strategies for Civil Litigation
Weighing the Risk of Showing Your Hand, Leveraging Discovery Tools and Timing, Identifying Inadmissible Evidence
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide litigators with techniques for preparing and presenting successful summary judgment motions. Our panel of experienced litigators will step outside the obvious to explain the nuances in deciding whether and when to file a summary judgment motion, using discovery, timing the motion and more.
- FRCP 56
- Balancing risk v. reward in pursuing MSJ
- Strategic discovery plan
- Identifying inadmissible evidence
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What must be considered in deciding to pursue a MSJ and in balancing the risk of revealing key trial strategy with the likelihood of success?
- What strategies must be implemented in performing discovery with a MSJ in mind?
- How can counsel most effectively make use of third-party discovery?
- What are the best practices for counsel to anticipate the admissibility of evidence?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Eric S. Oto
Law Offices of Eric S. Oto
Mr. Oto’s has over 27 years’ experience in complex business litigation, professional liability matters,... | Read More
Mr. Oto’s has over 27 years’ experience in complex business litigation, professional liability matters, insurance litigation, and general trial practice. Prior to founding his own firm in 1997, he was a senior litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Crosby, Heafey Roach & May [now Reed Smith]. He has represented numerous corporations with respect to contract, liability and corporate governance matters. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries, and has been lead appellate counsel on a number of published opinions.Close
Callahan & Blaine
Mr. Susolik has been a litigation attorney for over 24 years. He has extensive expertise in multiple areas of... | Read More
Mr. Susolik has been a litigation attorney for over 24 years. He has extensive expertise in multiple areas of complex litigation, including complex business litigation, insurance bad faith and coverage and catastrophic personal injury. His practice is split evenly between plaintiff and defense perspectives as he was trained as a defense lawyer at an international law firm, but is equally adept at prosecuting eight-figure plaintiff cases. Mr. Susolick has recovered over $1B on behalf of his clients during his career.Close