Corporate Representative Deposition Update - Traps Remain for the Unwary

Spring 2017

By: Carter E. Strang and Giuseppe Pappalardo

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.


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