Lieff Cabraser attorneys Annika K. Martin and Douglas Cuthbertson will be presenting at The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting taking place from May 4-5, 2017 at the Radisson Blu in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Cuthbertson will be on the panel for “What’s Next: Exploring the Evolution of Proportionality,” while Ms. Martin will be a featured panelist on “Examining Amended Rule 34.”
Mr. Cuthbertson’s panel will discuss the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, recent case law that applies the proportionality factors, the effect of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality, and the relationship between proportionality and accessibility found in Rule 26.
Ms. Martin’s Rule 34 panel will review the various changes and amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 with regard to making and responding to requests for production of documents and things. This session will discuss the Primer and the case law on Rule 34, and provide an opportunity for working group members to comment on the Primer before it is finalized and published.
About the Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference (“TSC”) is a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to drive the reasoned and just advancement of law and policy by stimulating ongoing dialogue amongst leaders of the bench and bar to achieve consensus on tipping point issues. TSC brings together the brightest minds in a dialogue based, think-tank setting with the goal of creating practical solutions and recommendations of immediate benefit to the bench and bar.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.
About Douglas Cuthbertson
Douglas Cuthbertson is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. Before joining Lieff Cabraser, he worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he was involved in civil litigation, including various shareholder and employment suits. Mr. Cuthbertson has represented a domestic violence survivor facing malicious prosecution and false arrest suit brought by her abuser in Brooklyn Supreme Court, as well as an incarcerated individual in cooperation with the Legal Aid Society in a petition for resentencing under New York’s amended Rockefeller drug laws. He is a Board member of the New York Civil Liberties Union.