Mastering the Virtual Deposition


CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This CLE webinar presentation, led by three members of Baker McKenzie’s North America Trial Team, will introduce the topic of remote depositions which have taken on heightened importance in the COVID-19 context. The presenters will walk through the myriad challenges and considerations that arise in the virtual environment compared to traditional in-person depositions. The presenters will also identify and discuss the available technological solutions and platforms that can be used to meet these challenges. The presenters will then outline best practices and conclude by taking any questions raised during the session.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Differences between virtual environment compared to traditional in-person depositions
•   Types of technology solutions available
•   Tips and best practices

Date / Time: April 7, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 Business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: June 26, 2020

Aaron Goodman | Baker McKenzie

Aaron Goodman is Of Counsel in Baker McKenzie’s Litigation & Government Enforcement, Global Compliance & Investigations, and Securities Litigation groups. He has broad experience litigating complex local, national and international matters from inception to trial. Aaron is a thought-leader in identifying and achieving strategic client goals, bringing disputes to resolution quickly and efficiently.

Practice Focus
Aaron has significant experience managing large, complex commercial cases, including significant deposition, arbitration and trial experience from forecasts, budgeting and strategy development to case resolution. He also has significant domestic and international investigations and regulatory experience, as well as, significant experience managing large-scale ESI (Sedona Conference® best practices concerning litigation holds, preservation, spoliation, and adverse inferences). Aaron is a big believer in the importance of pro bono work and has been a lead attorney for numerous access to Justice and Transitional Justice projects. He has worked with NGOs in Namibia, India, Myanmar, Trinidad, and Thailand (among others) and donated more than 1,000 hours of pro bono time to these projects.

Kyle Richard Olson | Baker McKenzie

Kyle Richard Olson represents companies in international arbitration, a field in which Legal 500 recognized him as an “up and comer” in 2019, and complex commercial litigation in trial and appellate courts around the country. Kyle is past co-Chair of the Baker McKenzie Chicago Associates Committee, and a member of the Baker McKenzie Chicago Pro Bono Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Almost Home Kids, an affiliate of Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital, which provides transitional and respite care for medically complex children and their families. Kyle has also presented and authored articles on the evolving practice of international arbitration and commercial litigation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle has authored several articles in legal publications and newspapers, including Legal 500, McGill University Journal of Dispute Resolution, and the Chicago Tribune. Prior to starting full-time practice at the Firm, he served in the appeals division of the Office of the Prosecutor for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

Nick Kennedy | Baker McKenzie

Nick Kennedy helps clients avoid or win disputes related to international law, class actions, antitrust law, trade secrets, California Proposition 65 and general commercial issues. He focuses primarily on the consumer products and retail, software and technology, and manufacturing, infrastructure and energy industries. In addition to domestic litigation, Nick regularly represents clients in international arbitration and actions for enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and judgments. He has litigated throughout the United States and has arbitrated cases around the world involving the rules of most major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL, JAMS, SCC, AAA, and LCIA. Nick graduated from Harvard University and the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review and was awarded Order of the Coif. He also externed for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He maintains an active pro bono practice that has included serving as first chair in a trial to restore mental health benefits for a developmentally delayed toddler and contributing to an amicus brief at the US Supreme Court in a seminal marriage equality case. Nick regularly writes and speaks on class actions, international law, and cross border issues including protection of the attorney/client privilege. He serves as the North American editor of Baker McKenzie’s Global Arbitration News blog.

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