Playing Defense at 30(b)(6) Depositions


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

Defending a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) deposition for the first time can be a mundane and tedious task for young lawyers. However, failure to prepare and develop a defense strategy will often derail the course of litigation and may bind the corporation to unfavorable testimony.

Thus, it is important for defending attorneys to understand the law, to select the proper witness, to thoroughly prepare the witness with Rule 30(b)(6) in mind, and to anticipate tactics from opposing counsel to present a knowledgeable and strong witness that represents the corporation’s interests in a beneficial matter.

This webinar will provide young attorneys with the background of Rule 30(b)(6) and strategies for preparing for and defending a 30(b)(6) deposition.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Background of current version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6)
•  Importance of Choosing the Right Corporate Witness
•  Implications from Failure to Choose the Right Witness and/or Prepare the Witness
•  Strategies for Preparing for and Defending 30(b)(6) Depositions

Date / Time: August 24, 2021

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am 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 viewable for up to one year.

Closed-captioning available

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Original Broadcast Date: August 24, 2021

Ebony S. Morris | Garrison, Yount, Forte, & Mulcahy LLC

Ebony Morris is an associate attorney based in the New Orleans office of Garrison, Yount, Forte, & Mulcahy, L.L.C. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University (B.A., cum laude, 2011) and Southern University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2014). She became a member of the Louisiana Bar in 2014 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Greater New Orleans Chapter of Louis A. Martinet Society (2020-2021 President-Elect), Defense Research Institute, Claims and Litigation Management, Alliance, and the National Bar Association. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Ebony has extensive experience in defending premise liability, product liability, trucking liability, retail and hospitality liability, and mass tort litigation matters. In those areas, Ebony represents product manufacturers, corporations, national franchise restaurants, insurers, and their policyholders through all phases of litigation from discovery through settlement or trial. She has successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a premises owner seeking additional insured status under a commercial general liability policy and has successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a restaurant franchise owner in a premises liability matter.

Recently, Ebony was selected for inclusion in the 2020 and 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List, The National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40,” the 2020 Lawyers of Color “Hot List,” and the National Association of Women Lawyers 2021 Rising List. She was also named as a nominee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s 2020 Young Outside Counsel of the Year Award, and she received the 2020 Outstanding Young Woman Lawyer Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division.


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I. Background of current version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) | 1:00-1:15
II. Importance of Choosing the Right Corporate Witness | 1:15-1:30
III. Implications from Failure to Choose the Right Witness and/or Prepare the Witness | 1:30-1:45
IV. Strategies for Preparing for and Defending 30(b)(6) Depositions | 1:45-2:00