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“Taking and Defending ‘Winning’ Depositions: Secrets for Success,” NYSBA CLE Webinar – May 14, 2020

Posted May 6, 2020

Event Start Date: May 14, 2020

On May 14, 2020 at 2 pm ET, Stephen Brodsky, a Partner in KDV’s New York City and Long Island offices, will present a CLE webinar program for the New York State Bar Association, entitled, “Taking and Defending Winning Depositions:  Secrets for Success”.  It is a NYSBA approved course and will provide 1 CLE credit to attorneys.

In this program, Stephen will discuss practical tips for taking and defending depositions, along with applicable law and rules to remember. Among other things, Stephen will discuss how to prepare for taking a deposition, creating outlines and preparing exhibits.  He will discuss his own personal pointers for the deposition itself, including questioning techniques such as “going with the flow, “following up” and “closing the box”. He will also discuss best practices for defending a deposition, including preparing the witness and defending the witness at  the deposition. Finally, Stephen will discuss law and rules that apply to depositions and discovery more generally.

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Stephen has practiced complex commercial litigation for more than twenty years. He has a broad practice, and his clients span industries. Over his career, he has litigated significant, high-dollar matters in federal and state courts across the United States. He has argued at the trial and appellate levels and served as trial counsel in both bench and jury trials. Stephen also represents his clients in arbitrations, mediation and administrative proceedings. He resolves his clients’ disputes by direct negotiations and without formal litigation.  Finally, he provides on-going counsel in connection with his clients’ business dealings.

Stephen is known for his creative problem solving and thoughtful advocacy. He is rated AV Preeminent by his clients and peers, the highest professional rating for attorneys.

In addition to his practice, Stephen serves in leadership roles in the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Private Directors Association. He also regularly writes and speaks on legal and business-related topics and has been published in journals throughout the country. Finally, he is committed to charitable work. He is a Board member of and Counsel to Autism Communities, a New York non-profit, and active in Autism Speaks, a national organization.

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