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Implications of the 2015 Amendments to the FRCP on How You Litigate Matters in Federal Court

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MEET THE SPEAKERS
John J. Rosenthal
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Christopher C. Costello
Senior E-Discovery Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP

DESCRIPTION

This is a complimentary program sponsored by ZyLAB.

ZYLAB

The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2015.  These amendments not only change the scope of discovery in civil cases, but they also have an impact on preservation efforts, the availability of sanctions, and the ways in which parties respond to discovery requests.

By understanding the implication of the 2015 Amendments, both practitioners and companies will be better prepared to address the challenges and risks of litigation and to reduce the overall discovery costs.  In addition, by understanding how these amendments will be applied, particularly in the eDiscovery process, attorneys will comply with their obligation to stay educated as to the latest requirements and developments.

 

Educational Objectives:
• An understanding of the major changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure contained in the 2015 Amendments
• A practical understanding of how those changes were developed
• A practical understanding of what those changes will mean for civil litigation going forward

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Litigators and in-house counsel will benefit from attending, as the 2015 Amendments will have a profound effect on the scope of discovery and the role of proportionality both in how a party preserves documents and in the course of the litigation.

 


SPEAKERS

JOHN J. ROSENTHAL, PARTNER, WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

Mr. John Rosenthal, Esq., is a Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP and is the Chair of Winston & Strawn’s eDiscovery & Information Governance Practice Group.  He is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Steering Committee and a member of Working Groups 1 and 6.  He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, and a frequent speaker on a wide variety of eDiscovery and Information Governance issues.

Mr. Rosenthal is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia.


CHRISTOPHER C. COSTELLO, SENIOR E-DISCOVERY ATTORNEY, WINSTON & STRAWN LLP

Mr. Christopher Costello, Esq., is a Senior E-Discovery Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP.  He is a member of Winston & Strawn’s eDiscovery & Information Governance Practice Group.  He is the co-chair of the eDiscovery Group International & Cross Border Subcommittee and the Executive Editor of Winston & Strawn’s eDiscovery Newsletter, eDiscovery Advantage.  Mr. Costello is also a member of the eDiscovery Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association and frequently speaks on numerous eDiscovery and Information Governance issues. 

Mr. Costello is licensed to practice in New York.  He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University.