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Pretrial Practice 2022

Pretrial Practice 2022

Presented by Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE Seminar Workshop Webinar Credit: 7.5 NY Skills CLE Credits (Most Jurisdictions Available)
Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation continues to change. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Join a faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, inside counsel, judges and others as they review what you need to know to succeed at this increasingly important stage of litigation.

Program Chairperson: David G. Keyko | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Program Lawyer: Dana Berman | Practising Law Institute

This event will be presented in-person and via online simulcast.

Featured Programs:

Preparing to File a Lawsuit
9:15 - 10:15 AM ET

  • Collecting relevant documentary evidence
  • The federal rule on the preservation of evidence
  • Collecting evidence from potential witnesses (client and third-party)
  • Initial contact with the opposition
  • Deciding where to sue
  • Drafting a complaint

Featured Speakers:
  • Ellen Noteware | Berger Montague PC
  • Hon. Henry B. Pitman (Ret.) | JAMS
  • Steven R. Schindler | Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP
  • John M. Toriello | Holland & Knight LLP

4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
  • When and how to begin settlement talks
  • The use of mediation - court-annexed and private
  • Developing a negotiating strategy
  • The need for separate settlement counsel
  • Ensuring confidentiality of settlement discussions
  • What is proper bluffing and what is impermissible?
  • Settling cases remotely

Featured Speakers:
  • Marla Alhadeff | McKinsey & Co.
  • Kelly Strange Crawford | Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • Hon. Michael A. Hammer | USDC, District of New Jersey
  • Mark E. Segall | JAMS

Featured People

Hon. Henry Pitman (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
Mark E. Segall, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
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