Tour du Gab: Three State Bars, and Four Presentations to Them, in Six Weeks

I do a fair amount of speaking, but the current six-week stretch is unusual. Annual Updates of Employment Law On October 27, Jeff Wohl from Paul Hastings in San Francisco and I did our usual annual two-hour update on employment law for the Arizona State Bar in Sedona.  It’s always fun working with Jeff.  Some might think we agree on too much —that’s the nature of employment law — but there is still good room for healthy disagreement.  One of the reasons I appreciate the Arizona State Bar inviting me back again and again is that I like the people,…

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How Proportionality in Discovery is Handled in Arbitration

How Proportionality in Discovery is Handled in Arbitration, as published by Law360 on October 23, 2017; posted with permission under license. by Richard T. Seymour, Washington, D.C. There has been a great deal of discussion of the effects of the increased prominence of proportionality in Federal-court litigation since the December 2015 changes to Civil Rule 26.  See, for example, “A Plaintiff’s Guide To Discovery Proportionality: Part 1” by Max Kennerly, and “Discovery Proportionality: A Defense View” by Alan Hoffman.  There has been relatively little discussion of how the issue of proportionality in discovery is handled in arbitration, and some comments…

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