Effective Pre-Trial and Evidentiary Hearings Preparation: Key Considerations to Mitigate Risks
Recording Available: Thursday, September 09, 2021
Several issues and concerns continue to bring widespread complications in the pre-trial and evidentiary hearing procedures. Adding to these challenges is the imposed shift of standard practices to virtual hearings in aims to curtail the effects of COVID-19. However, because an individual presence is vital to obtain credible evidence, several courts have not been able to hold hearings remotely, resulting to delays. Thus, counsel to businesses and companies must remain cognizant of the practical strategies to carefully alleviate the risks and pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help lawyers and practitioners understand the key aspects of pre-trial and evidentiary hearings, as well as effectively managing potentials and perils amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will also provide best practices and strategies to successfully resolve emerging issues.
Key topics include:
- Pre-Trial and Evidentiary Hearings: Trends and Developments
- COVID-19 Implications
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Notable Cases and Court Rulings
- Winning Practices and Strategies
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Who Should Attend:
- General Counsel
- Trial Attorneys
Michael Killingsworth focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation at AZA. He has been part of a successful $200 million energy sector jury trial team and a successful $9.4 million healthcare sector jury trial team. He has been on multiple intellectual property focused trial teams that have successfully recovered more than $50 million for AZA’s IP clients. He has also served as lead counsel in reaching favorable settlements related to wrongful termination and breach of contract cases. Mr. Killingsworth earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he completed the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program from University of Chicago Booth business school.
Michael Killingsworth focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation at AZA. He has been part of a successful $200 million …
Kathleen M. Massimo is Partner in Houser LLP’s New York and New Jersey offices. Ms. Massimo represents corporations, financial institutions, corporate directors and officers and other institutional clients. She has successfully tried cases in both New York and New Jersey. As an active litigator, Ms. Massimo represents clients in all aspects of litigation including evidentiary hearings, mediations, depositions, bankruptcy proceedings, discovery disputes and motion hearings. Ms. Massimo’s focus is to creatively resolve matters for her clients quickly and efficiently. She also works with clients to develop best practices and legal compliance. A substantial portion of Ms. Massimo’s practice is also devoted to Appeals. She has successfully argued before the New York and New Jersey state Appellate Courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Before joining Houser, Ms. Massimo clerked for the Honorable Joseph L. Yannotti, P.J.A.D. of the New Jersey Appellate Division and was as a litigator at a large, New York firm.
Kathleen M. Massimo is Partner in Houser LLP’s New York and New Jersey offices. Ms. Massimo represents corporations, financial institutions, …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of pre-trial and evidentiary hearings
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About Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., is foremost a trial firm. Its 50 lawyers have been in a trial most months since 2016, despite courthouse closures because of COVID and Hurricane Harvey. The firm’s courtroom experience, knowledge of what will matter to a jury or judge, and command of trial technology permit its lawyers to do this efficiently. Being trial-ready also strongly influences settlement. Opponents recognize that with more than 225 trials under AZA’s belts, they have confidence in their position and ability to advocate that position. In fact, AZA is often hired on the eve of trial, once it has become clear that the case must be tried.
About Houser LLP
Houser LLP is a national law firm serving Fortune 500 companies, businesses of all sizes and individuals.
Houser has offices in 11 states, with attorneys licensed to practice all across the country. The firm specializes in business, commercial, real estate litigation and transactions. The firm maintains a competitive advantage by retaining experienced attorneys dedicated to providing superior legal service to each of its clients. The firm takes a direct, no nonsense approach to the practice of law and a nationwide view of customer service. Houser prides itself on taking an efficient, uniform and cost-effective approach to legal services and counseling.