Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation continues to change, including new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2015. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your practice? Our faculty of experienced plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, inside counsel, judges and others will review what you need to know to succeed at this increasingly important stage of litigation.
Quyen Ta, Hon. Paul Grewal, Jason McDonell, and Hon. Vaughn Walker will present "Use of Experts." Their session will cover:
- When to retain experts
- What type of experts to use
- Testifying vs. consulting experts
- Protecting expert communications
- Preparing expert reports
- Taking discovery of experts
- Daubert motions
About Quyen Ta
Keker & Van Nest Partner Quyen Ta is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. She has tried five cases as first-chair, and handled numerous civil and criminal matters in state courts, federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission. She represents individuals and institutional clients such as TSMC, Public Storage, NRG Energy, and JM Eagle in high-stakes and complex class action, intellectual property, and securities litigation. Ms. Ta has been recognized by various bar and diversity organizations for her professional achievements and community service.