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Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

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Becca Furman and Ryan Erickson will be speakers at a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on Civil Litigation of Sexual Assault Cases in the #MeTooEra, on May 2, 2019.  This session will focus on how to bring a civil lawsuit on behalf of men, women, and children who have survived assault, abuse, or rape.  The speakers will also focus on how to work with the District Attorney’s office during and following the criminal prosecution of the abuser, who to file a civil lawsuit against, when to file the lawsuit, and what causes of action to consider.  Becca and Ryan will be joined by Deputy Attorney General Missy Kendra, and all attendees of the lunchtime panel will receive an hour of MCLE credit. 

Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

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Our attorneys are actively involved in the legal community, lecturing frequently on all aspects of civil litigation.  Partners Ryan Erickson and Evan Burbidge recently gave presentations on “Mastering Oral Argument” and “How to Prepare for Trial” as returning faculty members at the California Superior Court Boot Camp hosted by Pincus Professional Education.  Their dynamic sessions were joined by fellow-panelists Hon. Richard Ulmer (Superior Court of California, San Francisco) and Hon. James Kleinberg (Ret.) (Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County).

Becca Furman recently moderated a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on “Computer Crime Law and Civil Litigation.”  This well-attended CLE included an in-depth discussion of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, along with its California corollary, Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, Cal. Pen. Code, § 502.  The panel included speakers with experience bringing and defending these claims, as well as a lawyer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Becca, along with other in-house and outside counsel, is also speaking at Hastings on March 28 to law students about her experience as a lawyer in San Francisco.  If you or any lawyers or law students would like to attend, please let Becca know and sign up in the above link.

Lewis & Llewellyn in the Community

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Our attorneys are actively involved in the legal community, lecturing frequently on all aspects of civil litigation.  Last month, partner Evan Burbidge spoke alongside Casey O’Connor, Associate General Counsel at Stitch Fix, and Neil Pai, General Counsel at Founders Fund, on”Things Start-Ups Should Know.”  This well-attended CLE included a discussion of common legal mistakes start-ups make and guidance on how to avoid them.  Also in February, partner Ryan Erickson served as a panelist at the BASF’s Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, where he discussed “How to Level Up Your Law Practice.”  And in March, Evan Burbidge served as part of the faculty presenting on “Mastering the Deposition” with  Pincus Professional Education.

Marc and Paul to Lecture at Oxford University

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Marc Lewis and Paul Llewellyn are honored to have been invited to lecture at Oxford University, Paul’s alma mater, in October 2017.  The University’s law faculty, which dates back over 800 years, is generally considered one of the most prestigious in the world and consistently ranks among the top three worldwide.  Marc and Paul will be addressing the University’s law faculty and students on complex business litigation in the United States, along with the firm’s groundbreaking work handling civil lawsuits on behalf of victims of childhood sexual abuse.

PAUL LLEWELLYN AND MARC LEWIS ON “WHAT MAKES JURORS TICK?”

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Bridgeport, one of the country’s leading providers of continuing legal education, has again turned to Lewis & Llewellyn for one of its featured programs.  On April 28, Bridgeport will present What Makes Jurors Tick?, and all-day seminar for both civil and criminal lawyers.  The faculty for the program, which includes Marc Lewis & Paul Llewellyn, has collectively over 10,000 hours in trial, and hail from elite firms such as Keker, Van Nest & Peters and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  If you are interested in attending, please visit http://www.bridgeportce.com/bridgeportce/live-programs/what-makes-jurors-tick.html.

PAUL LLEWELLYN ON MASTERING THE DEPOSITION

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For over five years, continuing legal education providers have turned to Paul Llewellyn as a trusted authority and compelling speaker on the art of taking and defending a deposition.  Paul will be back in action on January 19, speaking at Bridgeport’s Mastering The Deposition Workshop.  This is an in-depth, all day mastery course designed for both the novice and experienced litigator to take his or her deposition skills to the next level.  The other presenters come from firms including Keker & Van Nest, and Munger, Tolles & Olson.

The panel will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Fundamentals of Taking Depositions
  • Deposition is Trial: Taking Jury-Focused Direct and Cross Examination Depositions
  • Preparing Witnesses for Depositions
  • Deposing Expert Witnesses: Promoting Expertise and Limiting Exposure
  • Defending Depositions
  • How Deposition Testimony Plays Out at Trial

Differences between depositions in state and federal courts

LEWIS & LLEWELLYN PRESENTS A PANEL ON ADVANCED DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES

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On February 23, Marc Lewis will speak on a panel featuring several federal judges and high-profile advocates.  The title of the panel is Storytelling in IP Litigation: How to Talk To Judges And Juries In Technology Trials.  Marc will be joined by Judge James Donato and Magistrate Judges Elizabeth LaPorte and Laurel Beeler, along with Robert Van Nest of Keker & Van Nest and Jennifer Seraphine of Turner Boyd.

The panel will discuss how to distill complex technical issues for effective advocacy, ways to avoid common pitfalls in complex technology litigation, and consider recent high-profile federal jury trials involving technical subject matter.  The intended audience is the experienced technology litigator.  Attendees can expect to receive practical tips on an array of matters, including discovery disputes involving complex technology issues, confidentiality concerns, the utility of independent court experts, and how parties can cooperate on undisputed technical issues.

LEWIS & LLEWELLYN PRESENTS A PANEL ON ADVANCED DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES

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On December 12, Evan Burbidge will be co-moderating a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on advanced deposition techniques.  Seasoned attorneys, including Paul Llewellyn and attorneys from Latham & Watkins LLP and Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, will be providing tips and tricks on the art of the deposition, including how to get trial-ready soundbites, the best ways to deal with expert witnesses, and methods for taming an evasive witness or argumentative opposing counsel.  It’s a can’t-miss for any litigator.  Lunch will be provided.

In recognition of the firm’s long-standing relationship with the BASF, the firm is sponsoring five complimentary tickets to the program.  If you would like one of those places, please send an email to Amanda Jarvis.