A Refined Approach to Discovery in Federal Practice

June 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
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Private Members: $50
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Nonmembers: $90 (Nonmembers must be verified to purchase the webinar. Please email training@consumeradvocates.org to start the verification process.)

The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are no longer new but rather have secured their position in discovery practice. Join this webinar to learn how the discovery rules are working today with best practices that have evolved as the result of hard line focus by practitioners who are focused on the representation of consumers, investors, and victims of corporate misconduct. In addition to tools and best practices, you will learn about alternative search methodologies and efficient and effective meet-and-confer strategies to hone your discovery strategy and manage your discovery costs.  

This intermediate-level webinar is geared to consumer attorneys who bring cases under federal statutes.

What You Will Learn

•    How to apply the FRCP with the benefit of honed best practices
•    How to use alternative search methodologies, not a one-size-fits-all approach
•    How to address meeting and confers: strategic management of the process (substantively and temporally)


Ariana J. Tadler is a managing partner at Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP and a Principal in Meta-eDiscovery LLC, a cutting-edge technology company that focuses on customized litigation support solutions and e-Discovery consulting. Ariana has more than twenty-five years’ experience litigating and managing complex securities and consumer class actions and has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in federal, multi-district, and state coordinated proceedings. Ariana is recognized as a preeminent leading authority on electronic discovery and has been appointed by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts to serve on the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee. Additionally, she has been appointed by committee chair Judge John D. Bates to the subcommittee tasked with reviewing and considering potential civil rules for multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases. Ariana completed five years as chair of The Sedona Conference’s Board of Directors and continues to serve as chair emeritus of the Steering Committee for Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Ariana serves on the advisory board of Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, where she helps to educate federal judges and lawyers on e-Discovery issues. She also sits on the Bloomberg Law Litigation Innovation Board and recently completed service as executive director of the Board of Advisors of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Data Law Initiative (CDLI).

CLE Credit

Are you interested in receiving CLE credit for this webinar? NACA does not seek CLE approval for each webinar in each individual state.  Individual attorneys can generally apply for, and receive CLE credit, in their respective states. Please note that NACA is now a State Bar of California MCLE Provider and this webinar is considered pre-approved for CLE credits for lawyers practicing in California. NACA will provide, upon request, certificates of attendance to be used in state bar applications and for records required by California attorneys. Email training@consumeradvocates.org to request a certificate of attendance. 

Refund Policy

Please note that there are no refunds for webinars since participants can view the presentation after it has taken place. If your registration was submitted less than two hours prior to the event, it is not guaranteed that you will receive access to participate in the live presentation. However, you will receive access to the recorded webinar in the coming days.

Why You Should Register Even If You Can’t Attend the Live Webinar

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