Play Smart When They Play Dirty
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Play Smart When They Play Dirty
At some point, you're bound to come across a witness or opposing counsel whose sole task is to test your patience and skill. What separates a great litigator from a good one is the ability to effectively deal with these difficult individuals. This focused program will show you how to play smart when your opponent or deponent plays dirty. Stay in control - register today!
This program is designed for attorneys.
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JAN I. BERLAGE is a partner with Gohn Hankey & Berlage LLP. His practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to intellectual property. Mr. Berlage has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth circuits. He has secured major jury verdicts and large settlements for both businesses and individuals as well as successfully defended against multimillion dollar claims in both state and federal court. Prior to private practice, Mr. Berlage served as law clerk to the Honorable E. Stephen Derby, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. He has taught pretrial litigation practice at the University of Maryland School of Law, served on the Board of Governors for the Maryland State Bar Association, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland State Action Committee. Mr. Berlage is a fellow of both the American and Maryland State bar foundations, presents regularly at CLE courses, and has been the chair of numerous committees at both the national and state level. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University; his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of The Journal of Law & Politics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
GERALD A. CONNOR is a partner and trial attorney in the Scranton, Pennsylvania office of Margolis Edelstein, a full service multi-state litigation provider to the insurance industry, major corporations, and governmental entities. Mr. Connor focuses his practice on casualty litigation, ranging from automobile and general liability claims to products liability, construction litigation, and workers' compensation claims. He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property issues, municipal claims, and employment law. Mr. Connor has handled dozens of trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations to verdict, and is active at the appellate level, in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Connor earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.
GLENN A. DUHL is a principal in Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C., representing management in employment law and litigation. He is an experienced litigator who represents his clients in trials before federal and state court judges, juries, administrative and arbitration proceedings. Representative matters include breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, defamation, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, harassment, and class action defense. Mr. Duhl also advises clients on litigation-avoidance strategies and techniques in complex and highly sensitive disputes. He previously served as an adjunct professor in moot court and trial advocacy at UCONN Law School and taught advanced employment law at the University of Hartford. Mr. Duhl is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Louisiana. He earned his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and his J.D. degree from Tulane Law School.
DANIEL R. SHULMAN is a trial lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been trying cases for the past 50 years. Mr. Shulman is now a trial attorney with the Minnesota ACLU. He has been chief counsel in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation involving major industries in a variety of cases ranging from data storage, media, food, oil and gasoline, airlines, consumer electronics, medical electronics, health care, thoroughbred horses, and many other areas. Mr. Shulman has also been counsel in trademark and patent infringement actions, and he has an active pro bono civil rights practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; and the Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Shulman earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard University; his master's degree from Yale University; and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He has twice been named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year.
MARK WEST is a sole practitioner in San Gabriel where he practices in plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death, products liability law, medical malpractice and business civil litigation. He has published several articles and frequently lectures. Mr. West is admitted to practice in the Northern, Central and Southern U.S. District Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal along with the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in the State and U.S. District Court for Nevada and the U.S District Court for Minnesota. He is a member of the American and Los Angeles County bar associations, the State Bar of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California (past Legislative District coordinator) and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. West earned his B.S. degree from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) and his J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law.
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