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Winning Cases in Federal Court – Part 2. Discovery

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2.5 - 3.2
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NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committee, Program Chair Joel Silverstein, Stern & Kilcullen, LLC and this year’s Judicial Co-Chair Hon. Paul A. Crotty, SDNY will reprise the ever popular Winning Cases in Federal Court. A panel of seasoned federal litigator will share their tips and techniques for successfully trying cases in federal court. The unique feature of the program is that after each litigator gives his or her presentation, Judge Crotty will provide his perspective and insights with A View From the Bench. This is one program no one litigating in federal court can afford to miss!

Part 2 – Discovery

  • Overview of Discovery Methods and Motions
  • Non-Party Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Taking and Defending Depositions
  • Experts

Lecturer Bios

Vincent Chang

Vincent Chang is a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP in the Litigation and Dispute resolution Group. Previously, he was an associate and then counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell from 1989-2002. Mr. Chang specializes in complex litigation in such areas as securities, insurance, bankruptcy, subprime mortgage securitizations, hedge funds, real estate, reinsurance, auction rate securities, bondholder litigation, investment banking, and antitrust. During his career, Mr. Chang has worked on litigations in at least 20 states and has worked on a number of matters where the amount in controversy was nine figures or more. Mr. Chang is a graduate of Harvard College, magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School, cum laude. Mr. Chang has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” in business litigation in New York, a designation limited to 5% of the lawyers in a given state. Mr. Chang is a Past President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) and on the Boards of Directors of Legal Services NYC, NYCLA, the Network of Bar Leaders, the NYCLA Foundation, and the Asian American Law Fund of New York. Mr. Chang also serves on the Nominating Committee and the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Mr. Chang is one of NYCLA’s representatives to the Judiciary Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Chang has served as Vice Chairman of two committees of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Chang is a Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and Vice Chair of the New York County Lawyers Federal Courts Committee.

Veronica Rendon

Veronica E. Rendon co-chairs Arnold & Porter’s securities enforcement and litigation practice. Ms. Rendón concentrates her practice on litigation, enforcement, and white collar criminal matters, with a primary focus on securities, professional liability, and financial transactions. Ms. Rendón has a broad base of experience. She has successfully defended federal and state securities class action litigations; breach of fiduciary duty, suitability, and common law fraud claims; accountant and auditor liability matters; partnership disputes; minority shareholder disputes; as well as receiver, liquidator, and trustee actions, which often implicate the in pari delicto doctrine. Ms. Rendón has also efficiently and effectively defended investigations and enforcement actions brought by the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and State Attorneys General, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). As a result of her engagements, Ms. Rendón regularly appears in federal district court, Delaware Court of Chancery, state courts, and commercial divisions. Ms. Rendón also has successfully arbitrated and mediated matters in a number of different forums, and worked through large, complex settlements to finality. Drawing from her insight and experience in the litigation and enforcement arenas, Ms. Rendón regularly lectures at professional conferences on issues facing the securities industry and financial markets. Most recently, Ms. Rendón has spoken on topics including insider trading, in pari delicto, credit crisis, and subprime securitization issues. Ms. Rendón is a strong proponent of assisting women in furthering and strengthening their careers in business and the law. Among various initiatives, she has helped cultivate Arnold & Porter's New York WomenConnect semi-annual programs, which provide a forum for our women lawyers and senior-level clients to discuss challenges facing professional women, with a strong focus on practical solutions and advancement. She is currently a Member, Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the American Bar Association, ABA Women Rainmakers. She received a BA from State University of New York, Albany and a JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Thomas Marino

Thomas V. Marino is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP’s litigation and arbitration practice group. He specializes in multi-party business, securities and First Amendment litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the US. Mr. Marino is credited with such landmark US Supreme Court cases as Keeton v. Hustler and Falwell v. Flynt. Mr. Marino has substantial experience before the Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Mr. Marino has successfully dealt with securities fraud, RICO cases, and breach of contract, trade secrets and foreclosure conversion litigation. He is a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Programs in New York at the city, county, state and federal levels. His recent publications include Admissibility of Scientific Evidence in Federal Courts After Daubert and Report on the Proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 and HR 3010, both published in 2008. Mr. Marino is admitted to the US Supreme Court, the New York State Bar Association, the US Courts of Appeals for the First, Second and District of Columbia Circuits, and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and a former Chair of the NYCLA Committee on Federal Courts and Board of Directors. He is currently member of the New York Athletic Club and serves on its law committee. Mr. Marino graduated summa cum laude from Long Island University, received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and was awarded the prestigious Fulbright – Hays Fellowship. From 1971-1977 he served in the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of Captain and served as a Green Beret with US Army 5th Special Forces Group for most of that period.

Susan Buckley

Susan Buckley is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group. Susan has extensive experience litigating communications law matters, especially those involving the rights of the press. During the course of her career, she has successfully represented journalists and media entities in cases concerning a wide variety of issues affecting the media, including the prior restraint doctrine, press access issues, the reporter’s privilege and the protection of confidential sources and has defended journalists and media clients in defamation and privacy cases, copyright matters and litigation challenging governmental efforts to restrict newsgathering activities. Her clients have included the four major broadcast networks, The New York Times, Time Inc., HBO, the Hearst Corporation, Business Week, CNN, Court TV, NY1, local broadcasters, motion picture distributors, music distributors, cable program suppliers and other publishers of newspapers and magazines. Susan is named among the top litigators in New York by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation. Susan’s article addressing the application of the Espionage Act to journalistic activities, “Reporting on the War on Terror: The Espionage Act and Other Scary Statutes,” was recently published by the Media Law Resource Center. Susan is a member of the Governing Board of the ABA’s Forum on Communications Law and serves as a Master for the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court. She has served on the Communications and Media Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Media Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Susan joined Cahill in 1977, following her graduation from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as an Editor of the Fordham Law Review. She became a partner in 1985. Susan received a BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Charles Cohen

Charles W. Cohen is a Partner and Co-chair, eDiscovery Practice Group at Hughes Hubbard. His areas of concentration are Litigation, including products liability and general commercial litigation with experience in state and federal courts, arbitrations and Congressional and Department of Justice investigations; and Electronic discovery and information management in litigation and non-litigation settings. He is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top Products Liability lawyers in the United States, as well as recognized by the Legal 500 USA as one of the top product liability and mass tort defense lawyers (pharmaceuticals and medical devices). He is ranked by Euromoney's Guide as one of The World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers, recognized and listed in The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, as well as identified as a top-ranked lawyer in Super Lawyers magazine in the areas of Class Action/Mass Tort. He is a Member and Past Chair (2010-2012), New Jersey Defense Association Products Liability Committee and a Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI) E-Discovery Committee. Mr. Cohen received a BA from Brooklyn College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and a JD from Georgetown University law Center, cum laude.

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