Trends in Discovery and Depositions



Date Recorded: Thursday, December 5, 2019

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As international business continues to grow, it is inevitable that global legal disputes will rise. Do you know all the rules when conducting discovery and taking depositions in international countries?

Join this webcast for the latest trends in discovery in international litigation and depositions, plus hear from lawyers with experience across a multitude of jurisdictions about how they overcome challenges in obtaining discovery around the world. Attendees will learn how to better conduct discovery and depositions in foreign countries, including the latest technology available, any changes in regulatory climates in certain regions, and other advice from practitioners in the field. Speakers will also share their experience with conducting discovery in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Japan

Learn the tips and tricks for navigating international discovery and depositions, from logistics to regulatory issues. You will also gain answers to the following questions:

  • What rules are changing?
  • What markets are presenting the biggest challenges?
  • How are practitioners conducting discovery and depositions abroad?

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William E. Thomson | Partner | Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

William E. Thomson is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Transnational Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law and Securities Litigation. Mr. Thomson’s practice focuses on federal and state appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and on strategic analysis and briefing in high-stakes cases in trial courts around the country.

He has broad experience before both trial and appellate courts in a wide variety of high-profile cases, including civil RICO, mass tort, foreign judgment recognition actions, voting rights and First Amendment litigation, product liability, and class actions.

Tai-Heng Cheng | Partner and Global Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice | Sidley

Tai-Heng Cheng is a preeminent arbitration practitioner whom clients across industries turn to for sound strategic advice in managing risk, and successfully addressing and solving a myriad of complex business issues. He has earned a reputation for being a stellar advocate, having won 9-figure awards for clients both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and successfully carried out worldwide enforcement campaigns to collect judgements and awards.

With 20 years of experience, he is also a trusted advisor to companies and boards. He uses the full range of legal tools to create leverage in disputes, investigations and government enforcement matters. His clients span many industries including, energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing and financial services.

Billy DiMonte | Founder & Managing Partner | Planet Depos

Billy DiMonte is the Founder & Managing Partner of Planet Depos, an international court reporting firm headquartered in Washington DC. Billy has been in the court reporting space for over two decades and has watched the industry adapt and grow with the emergence of deposition technology. His passion for exceptional customer service is something that keeps him up at night and motivates him to be a better leader.

Gina Passarella |Editor-in-Chief |American Lawyer

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM’s global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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