The Rule 30(b)(6) Amendment: Eliminating Deficient Subject Lists and Securing Better Prepared Witnesses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine the first substantive amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) in 50 years, to take effect on Dec. 1, 2020. The panel will review how the amendments came about, the proposed changes, feedback received during the public comment period, and most importantly, what the new "meet and confer" obligation will require from the noticing and receiving parties.
- History of the Rule
- The proposed amendments and feedback from the public
- How the rule will change current federal court practice
- Addressing poorly worded and overbroad topics
- Correcting poorly prepared witnesses
- Rules of evidence to consider during the conference
- Practical implications and best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the lessons learned from the rulemaking process?
- What are the changes for subpoenas and notices of deposition?
- What are the consequences of failing to meet and confer?
- The interplay between Rule 30(b)(6) and other Federal Rules
Michelle R. Gilboe
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Ms. Gilboe is an experienced trial attorney with a national practice focused on defending pharmaceutical, medical... | Read More
Ms. Gilboe is an experienced trial attorney with a national practice focused on defending pharmaceutical, medical device, industrial products and exercise equipment manufacturers. She has significant experience in complex class action, toxic tort and MDL litigation, including representation of multiple pharmaceutical manufacturers in various states. Ms. Gilboe also represents service-based providers in the medical, construction and energy industries, and has substantial experience with cases involving fires and explosions. She has served as both national and regional counsel, and has vast experience defending complex medical and scientific matters in both state and federal courts, which allows her to skillfully defend her clients in multiple jurisdictions.Close
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Mr. Regan is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. He... | Read More
Mr. Regan is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. He focuses his practice on the management and defense of large dockets of cases filed in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Regan has advised on and provided clients with legal process mapping and systems to manage claims, implement internal response planning, and establish data collection protocols. A highly skilled commercial litigator with substantial first chair trial experience, he frequently represents corporate entities, from multinational Fortune 500 companies to closely held companies and individuals, against claims of serious and catastrophic injury that allegedly result from product liability or negligence and against claims of breach of warranty.Close
Brittany M. Schultz
Ford Motor Company
Ms. Schultz is an attorney in Ford’s Office of the General Counsel in the Litigation and Regulatory Group. She... | Read More
Ms. Schultz is an attorney in Ford’s Office of the General Counsel in the Litigation and Regulatory Group. She joined Ford after a career as a trial lawyer and partner at the Dykema firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ms. Schultz has tried numerous cases to verdict and has presented and defended numerous witnesses as Rule 30(b)(6) witnesses. She also has extensive expertise on discovery matters. Ms. Schultz attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and graduated in 1997. She attended the Wayne State University law School achieving her law degree in 2001.Close