Taking or Defending Depositions of In-House Counsel: Strategic, Substantive, and Ethical Considerations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will enlighten in-house counsel and their trial lawyers on issues that can potentially damage the corporation when in-house counsel is noticed or subpoenaed for a deposition. The panel will explore motions to quash or limit such examinations, permissible lines of inquiry during these depositions, issues related to preparing the witness, and pursuing privilege objections.
- Application of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to depositions of in-house counsel
- Key court decisions impacting depositions of in-house counsel
- Responding to deposition notices and subpoenas
- Protecting privileged information
- Ethical components of testifying
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What guidance do the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and relevant case law provide on the deposition of in-house counsel?
- How can in-house counsel prepare for a deposition sure to raise privilege, including the ethics of preparing to address those very issues?
- How can in-house counsel best distinguish between business and legal advice when responding to questions during depositions? To what extent can non-attorney-client privileged, but still confidential, business advice be protected?
- Well in advance of "deposition day," what practical tactics can aid in-house counsel in responding to deposition notices or subpoenas, particularly if the deposition notice accompanies a Rule 45 subpoena before any lawsuit is filed against the in-house counsel's client (and therefore, any external lawyer is engaged to defend a case)?
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