DO’S and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition

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Doug Austin and Tom O'Connor

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Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) permits a party to notice or subpoena the deposition of an organization which then must then designate one or more individuals who consent to testify on its behalf about information “known or reasonably available to the organization.” But, how should it be conducted to maximize the discovery obtained, what are some strategies to consider to help ensure a successful deposition and what are some common mistakes to avoid? And, what are some eDiscovery related topics about which a 30(b)(6) witness should be prepared to testify? This CLE-approved* webcast session will discuss the DO'S and DON’TS of preparing for and conducting a 30(b)(6) witness deposition. Key topics include: + Initial Considerations for 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions + Proposed Changes to Rule 30(b)(6) + Potential eDiscovery Topics for Your 30(b)(6) Witnesses + Common Mistakes in Preparing 30(b)(6) Witnesses + Specific Strategies to Consider for 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions + Case Study: Example of a Hostile 30(b)(6) Witness Presentation + 39 Rules for Corporate 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions Presentation Leaders: Doug Austin is the Vice President of Products and Services for CloudNine. Doug has over 30 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug is also the editor of the CloudNine sponsored eDiscovery Daily blog, which is a trusted resource for eDiscovery news and analysis, and has received a JD Supra Readers Choice Award as the Top eDiscovery Author each year since 2017. Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker, and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems. Tom’s consulting experience is primarily in complex litigation matters.

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