What to Ask When You Don't Know: 30(b)(6) Depositions of Debt Buyers

December 16, 2020, 2:15 p.m. ET–3:15 p.m. ET
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Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

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The deposition of a debt collector is critical to an FDCPA case. It is difficult, if not impossible, to survive summary judgment without it, as most debt collectors refuse to provide any meaningful discovery otherwise. They also typically hide behind frivolous affirmative defenses and ludicrous denials of obvious truths. At best, they just plead ignorance to everything. Testimony, under oath, by their corporate representative can be an excellent way to identify the difference between a shotgun defense/denial and one that requires more work to overcome. 

If you find yourself fretting over an upcoming deposition, or if you just want to refine your skills, this webinar is for you. This webinar is appropriate for attorneys who are new to conducting depositions or who have intermediate experience. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to plan out and structure an effective 30(b)(6) deposition of a debt buyer 
  • How to deal with a witness who provides evasive answers or wants to play "hide-the-ball" 
  • How to find out the information you want to know, but don't know 


Cliff Carlson is a sole practitioner representing consumers in Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. His practice focuses primarily on consumer debt. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 2012. Cliff also received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University in 2005. He generally limits his practice to consumer rights issues, such as Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations.  

Ronald "Ron" Daniels is also a 2012 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law and has tried a variety of cases to verdict including an FDCPA jury trial in January of 2020. His practice focuses on representing consumers who are the victims of abusive debt collection practices or subjected to improper debt collection tactics by debt collectors and original creditors. He also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney general for the State of Georgia.

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