Recent Practice Points

Five Tips for Deposing Testifying Experts’ Non-Testifying Collaborators

By Nancie Marzulla – October 23, 2019 | Attorneys can use written discovery and depositions to make the case for deposing a testifying expert’s undisclosed “hand-in-glove” collaborators.

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Do State Anti-SLAPP Laws Apply in Federal Court?

By Ashley J. Heilprin – November 7, 2019 | The Fifth Circuit's approach to Texas's anti-SLAPP law provides a recent and important example of how the substance-procedure distinction can have practical consequences.

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Trademark Owners in the World of the GDPR

By Christopher Binns – November 7, 2019 | Litigants should prepare for important changes coming to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Demystifying Doc Review, E-Discovery, and Data

Jeffrey Licitra and Ernest Quarles begin by comparing e-discovery software to paper review practices to better understand how reviewer coding creates data. They describe one example of how that user-created data can be copied to Excel to generate a meaningful insight into an investigation.(10:24min.)

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5 General Tips for Writing to the Court from the Perspective of a Federal Law Clerk

Effective legal briefs often must persuade not only the judge, but the judge's law clerk. Timothy Hughes provides five valuable legal writing tips from the perspective of a former federal clerk. (5:45 min.)

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Pretrial Practice & Discovery

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