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Corporate Representative Deposition Update - Traps Remain for the Unwary

Spring 2017 - OACTA's The Update
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by Carter Strang and Giuseppe Pappalardo, published in OACTA's The Update 

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) is the vehicle for taking depositions of corporate representatives in civil cases. Such depositions have a number of distinct characteristics and contain traps for the unwary. Unfamiliarity with the rule’s provisions can prove disastrous for a noticed corporation and a bonanza for the noticing party.

This article provides an overview of notice, selection, and preparation issues in corporate representative depositions – including the role of in-house counsel – in the context of the recent proportionality amendment to Rule 26(1)(b).

Read the article here.