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Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 2pm EST | 11am PST
Over the past year, litigators and courts have been forced to adapt to a world in which in-person proceedings were largely impossible to pull off. While conducting certain types of proceedings remotely proved to be less-than-ideal, remote depositions emerged as a cost-effective solution to problems that have long plagued litigation, such as exorbitant travel costs and scheduling difficulties.
Join this webcast to explore the rise of remote depositions and why they’re likely to remain a staple of litigation practice post-pandemic. Discover the benefits of remote depositions, as well as the disadvantages and how to address them; including:
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|Tai-Heng Cheng | Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and Trade Practice, Co-Managing Partner of Singapore’s Office| Sidley Austin
Tai has won and collected nine-figure awards for clients both in commercial and investment-treaty arbitrations.
With over 20 years of experience, he is also a trusted advisor to companies, boards, and governments on issues beyond business disputes. He uses the full range of subject matter specialists at Sidley to devise and execute strategies that efficiently achieve his clients’ goals. Often this has involved a multi-pronged approach before courts, tribunals, regulators, and directly with counter-parties, in multiple countries.
His clients span many industries, including energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, real estate, manufacturing and financial services. While he is resident in the New York and Singapore offices, he also spends substantial time in Europe and Latin America representing clients.
Prior to joining Sidley, Tai was the chair of the New York international arbitration practice in another global law firm. He was also a tenured professor of international law in the United States. He has a J.S.D. and LL.M. degree from Yale Law School and first class honors in law from Oxford University.
|Bethany Nikitenko | Partner | Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Bethany joined Feldman Shepherd in August of 2019, after establishing a well-earned reputation as a formidable trial attorney. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2013. Bethany additionally was honored as a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer in 2017. She is a prolific writer and lecturer for legal publications and seminars. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she serves on the Board of Governors and as the Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee.
Bethany earned a B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, where she received the John P. Bracken Undergraduate Political Science Award for academic achievement and commitment to public service. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review and earned numerous Oral Advocacy and,Distinguished Class Performance Awards.
|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.
|Zack Needles | Editor-in-Chief | Law.com, ALM
Zack Needles is editor-in-chief of Law.com and host of ALM’s Legal Speak podcast. Based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Zack has been with ALM for more than 13 years, during which time he has served as a business of law reporter, the New Jersey bureau chief, the managing editor of The Legal Intelligencer and the global managing editor for regional brands.