The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

Demystifying International & Interstate Discovery

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Virtual Webinar 

William C. Baton, Esq., Saul Ewing LLP

Hon. Michael A. Hammer, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Hon. Cathy L. Waldor, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey
Clara N. Jiménez, Esq., Senior Counsel, Patent Litigation, Johnson & Johnson
Michael Martinez, Esq., Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Rodney Villazor, Esq., Smith Villazor LLP

This seminar will explore how to utilize certain laws, rules, and best practices to navigate potential obstacles that can arise in seeking international and interstate discovery in criminal and civil actions.

Written Materials:

  1. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 45
  2. Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA)
  3. UIDDA Fact Sheet & Map
  4. UIDDA “How To Use”
  5. Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale v. United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa No. 85-1695 (SCOTUS)(1987)
  6.  Sedona Conference Tips for Cross Border Discovery
  7. Hague Convention Countries
  8. In Re Valsartan, Losartan, and Irbesartan Products Liability Litigation (DNJ)(MDL)(2021)
  9. 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Assistance to foreign and international tribunals and to litigants before such tribunals
  10. ZF Automotive US, Inc. Et Al. v. Luxshare, Ltd. No. 21-401 (SCOTUS)(2022)
  11. District of New Jersey Local Civil Rule 72.1(a)(3)(C)(12)
  12. In re Ex Parte of Application of JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem for an Order to Conduct Discovery for Use in Foreign Proceedings Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 Civ. A. No. 20-3651 (CCC)(DNJ)(2020)
  13. Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 15
  14. United States v. Muriel Bescond, Danielle Sindzingre No. 19-1698(2d Cir. 2021)

This CLE event is free of charge and will be held virtually. 

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.