As part of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Litigation Law CLE Week, I am pleased to be joining my Reed Smith colleague Jim Beck and Endo Pharmaceuticals’ Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Risk Jobina Jones-McDonnell to present a 12 p.m. ET webinar tomorrow on “Out of the Shadows: Strategies for Addressing Common, But Seldom Discussed, Mass Tort Litigation Irritants.”

Discovery abuse abounds in mass tort litigation. We will be discussing aspects that often fly under the radar, including:

  • Expert depositions. These are routine in high-stakes litigation, but the process is disrupted by exorbitant fee demands by opposing experts, often exceeding $1,000 per hour. We will discuss how to resist and overcome such demands.
  • Third parties being targets of discovery abuse in complex litigation and receiving extravagant document subpoenas, compliance with which would disrupt their document retention policies. We will address how non-parties can quash or narrow such fishing expeditions.
  • Third Party Payor litigation, which also follows mass tort litigation as night follows day. We will discuss recent trends and developments.

CLE credit can be earned for PA, NJ and DE. The webinar is free for chapter members, is $25 for in-house counsel non-members, and is $225 for outside counsel non-members. To register, please visit this link, click the “register now” button, and select the “2020 Virtual Litigation Week” program.