On July 26, Stan Gibson will participate in a Strafford webinar discussing considerations that need to be taken into account when in-house counsel is noticed or subpoenaed for a deposition. Program details and a registration link are below. We hope to see you there!
Taking or Defending Depositions of In-House Counsel: Strategic, Substantive, and Ethical Considerations
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Duration: 1 ½ hours
Time: 10am Pacific | 12pm Central | 1pm Eastern
It’s an in-house lawyer’s worst nightmare. In the middle of monitoring an active transactional and litigation docket, a deposition notice arrives, specifically naming the in-house lawyer. Now what?
Join Stan Gibson for a webinar exploring the issues that can potentially damage a corporation when in-house counsel is noticed or subpoenaed for a deposition. The program will include motions to quash or limit such examinations, permissible lines of inquiry during these depositions, issues related to preparing the witness, and pursuing privilege objections.
We 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)?
The webinar will include a live question and answer session, so your questions can be answered directly.