Overview (Program Summary)
As the role of in-house counsel evolves and business decisions are increasingly made by corporate counsel, in-house lawyers face increasingly thorny issues when providing depositions and other testimony. Some of the most treacherous issues center on attorney-client privilege, but proper preparation by both trial and testifying counsel can help avoid pitfalls and mitigate risk.
Join Husch Blackwell attorneys for a discussion that will explore motions to quash or limit such examinations, permissible lines of inquiry during these depositions, issues related to preparing the witness and pursuing privilege objections. Following the discussion, join us for a cocktail reception.
• Guidance offered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and relevant case law provide on the deposition of in-house counsel
• Preparation and ethical considerations for depositions sure to raise privilege
• Distinguishing between business advice and legal advice when responding to questions during depositions
• The extent to which confidential business advice can be protected
• Tactics to aid in-house counsel in responding to deposition notices or subpoenas
Ann M. Maher, Partner
Erik K. Eisenmann, Partner
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. – Registration
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Program
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
Continuing Education Credit
In partnership with ACC Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell presents one hour of educational programming. This program is pending approval for Wisconsin CLE credit.
This seminar is complimentary; however, registration is required by December 6. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.
Ann M. Maher, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Erik K. Eisenmann, Partner, Husch Blackwell