Strategies for Deposing Corporate Fact Witnesses

October 19, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
| Skill areas: 
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Registration Information

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Mortgage companies and other industry players usually designate professional witnesses who know next to nothing and waste our time. To pin down what went wrong, we need to identify and depose fact witnesses. We can gather both facts and admissions from these fact witnesses. These depositions often help focus our strategy for deposing a corporate designee down the road.

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify fact witnesses and understand what they can, and can’t, contribute to your client’s case
  • How to choose a strategy for the deposition and for dealing with opposing counsel
  • How to manage costs for deposing witnesses who are usually out of state


Jeff Gentes manages the Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s work on the fair lending and foreclosure prevention aspects of housing discrimination and co-supervises the Housing Clinic at Yale Law School. His practice focuses on defending foreclosures and litigating against mortgage companies on behalf of homeowners. He regularly engages in appellate work, as both homeowner counsel and amicus curiae, and has trained foreclosure mediators in four different states. He is a member of Connecticut’s Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee and is a registered state lobbyist on mortgage and foreclosure issues. Mr. Gentes began his work in this field in 2008 when he joined the Homeowner Defense Project at Staten Island Legal Services following stints at Proskauer Rose LLP and Pfizer Inc. Mr. Gentes received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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