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Taking & Defending Depositions: From How to...to Expert Tips

$205.00

**Archived


Provided By: New York City Bar

Approved for CLE credit in: AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV

Depositions provide a valuable opportunity to take discovery necessary for your case, to test potential theories of your case and to gain valuable testimony to use for summary judgment and potentially at trial. They also offer the other side the very same opportunity. This program, by bringing together leading practitioners, will examine all aspects of taking and defending depositions through the use of lecture, demonstrations, roundtable discussion and open questioning. We will discuss why we take them, what we can get out of depositions, and the logistics of a deposition so that you are at comfort when you enter the room. We will discuss how to marshal your facts and formulate a strategy to craft a helpful outline to take a deposition. We will examine how to formulate questions to maximize the information you receive at a deposition and get the testimony you seek. We will also discuss how to prepare a witness to be deposed and how to defend a witness at a deposition. Finally, we will have a round table discussion of unique issues that arise at depositions, expert tips for taking and defending depositions and a chance for you to pose your questions to the panelists.

This program was recorded on May 20th, 2009.


Agenda
  • Introduction & Overview
  • Taking a Deposition
  • Defending a Deposition
  • Panel Discussion

    This program was recorded on May 20th, 2009.


  • CLE Credit Information

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    This program is has been approved for credit in AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV



    Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

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    Panelist Biographies

    TimothyCameron


    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP


    Andrew Weaver


    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


    Jeffrey A.Rosenthal


    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


    Molly M.Lens


    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


    Roger A.Cooper


    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


    Avram E. Luft

    Counsel
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

    Avram E. Luft is counsel based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Luft's practice focuses on international and domestic complex commercial litigation, particularly relating to the representation of international corporations and financial institutions in U.S. courts and arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions and complex financial products and securities.  Mr. Luft’s recent speaking engagements include: Practising Law Institute’s "Bet the Company" Litigation 2010, Best Practices for Complex Cases, speaking on extraterritoriality and the impact of the Supreme Court’s Morrison decision; Practising Law Institute’s "Bet the Company" Litigation 2009, Best Practices for Complex Cases, speaking on class certification; Co-chairing the New York City Bar’s seminar "An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Credit Crisis: the Overlap of Securities, Bankruptcy & Criminal Law", speaking on securities litigation arising from the credit crisis; and chairing the New York City Bar’s seminar "Taking & Defending Depositions: From How to … To Expert Tips." Mr. Luft’s recent publications include: "Broad Ruling in Enron Bankruptcy Appeal Restores Certainty to ‘Settlement Payment’ Safe Harbor," Derivative (vol. 16, Issue 11, April 12, 2010), co-authored with Roger A. Cooper; "Contingent Fee Arrangements in the United States," Gil Studi dell’ Isdaci, Compenso Professionale e Pattio Di Quota Lite (Vol. 7, 2009), co-authored with Giuseppe Scarssellati-Sforzolini and Adam Shajnfeld.  Mr. Luft joined the firm in 2004 and became counsel in 2008. He has practiced in the New York office continuously during that period, with the exception of a period in 2009 where he was secunded to BNP Paribas Securities Corp. where he served as acting head of litigation. He received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1999, where he was a McKay Scholar, and an undergraduate degree with honors from Oberlin College in 1995. Mr. Luft practiced law from 1999 to 2004 at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  Mr. Luft is a member of the Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Luft is an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and a member of the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association.


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    $205.00

    **Archived


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