In approaching insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, it is important that the practitioner carefully plan and then execute the taking of critical witnesses’ depositions. This program will explore how to do this from both the policyholder and insurance company attorney’s perspectives.
Key topics to be discussed:
Determining what witnesses to depose, and in what sequence
The efficacy of Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, and what topic areas to include
Preparation for the depositions, whether you are taking or defending them
The contents of the depositions, including the use of the claim file and other critical documents
Date: January 20, 2023
Bradley A. Levin | Levin Sitcoff Waneka PC.
Bradley A. Levin is a shareholder in the law firm of Levin Sitcoff Waneka PC, with emphasis in tort and commercial litigation, including insurance bad faith and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Levin received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, with distinction, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. He is a member of the California and Colorado bars and the Denver, Colorado, and American Bar Associations, is past President of the Colorado Bar Association Insurance Committee, and is a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow and American Bar Foundation Fellow.
He serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Colorado Lawyers Committee Board of Directors, and was a member of the Colorado State Commission on Judicial Performance, which he chaired between 2012 through 2015. Mr. Levin has also served as the chair of the Mountain States Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, is on that organization’s Global Advisory Council and National Commission, and chaired its National Litigation Oversight Committee. In addition, Mr. Levin is on the board of directors of National Jewish Health.
Mr. Levin received the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Kenneth N. Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He was recognized as Best Denver Insurance Lawyer in the Denver Business Journal in 2004, as Barrister’s Best Insurance Lawyer (Plaintiff’s) by Law Week Colorado between 2014 through 2018, and as a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine between 2016 and 2022. Mr. Levin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of appellate law, insurance law, litigation-insurance, and personal injury litigation, has been named Best Lawyers Denver Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law (2013), Litigation Insurance (2016 & 2021), and Personal Injury Litigation (2015), and has been included in Colorado Super Lawyers as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Colorado for 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, and as one of the Top 50 (now 100) Lawyers in Colorado for 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
I. Determining what witnesses to depose, and in what sequence | 2:00pm – 2:20pm
II. The efficacy of Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, and what topic areas to include | 2:20pm – 2:40pm
III. Preparation for the depositions, whether you are taking or defending them | 2:40pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
IV. The contents of the depositions, including the use of the claim file and other critical documents | 3:10pm – 3:40pm