Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Video Depositions: The Case for Their Continued Relevance in a Post-Quarantine World

Program Number: 3181

Program Date: 04/06/2021


The program will explore the impact of the pandemic on depositions, and make the case for video depositions becoming a permanent part of the litigation process in our post-pandemic world. As we approach the one-year anniversary, the dramatic impact of the shutdown on litigation has come into focus. While the pandemic has created many challenges, there have also been some silver linings, among them the rise of video depositions. This session will examine the dramatic changes that the transition to remote depositions has created, discuss best practices for conducting video depositions, and argue for this new approach to become a permanent option in a post-pandemic world, given the dramatic improvements this method provides for both client expense and convenience. We’ll also propose changes to the federal rules that would eliminate some of the unnecessary negotiations currently involved in arranging for a video deposition.

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California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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John C. Browne, Esq.

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

John Brown’s practice focuses on the prosecution of securities fraud class actions. He represents the firm’s institutional investor clients in jurisdictions throughout the country and has been a member of the trial teams of some of the most high-profile securities fraud class actions in history. John was Lead Counsel in the In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Action Litigation, which resulted in a $730 million cash recovery – the second largest recovery ever achieved for a class of purchasers of debt securities. It is also the second largest civil settlement arising out of the subprime meltdown and financial crisis. John was also a member of the team representing the New York State Common Retirement Fund in In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation, which culminated in a five-week trial against Arthur Andersen LLP and a recovery for investors of over $6.19 billion – one of the largest securities fraud recoveries in history. Most recently, John served as lead counsel in the In re BNY Mellon Foreign Exchange Securities Litigation, which settled for $180 million; In re State Street Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled for $60 million; and the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled for $12.5 million. In recognition of his achievements and legal excellence, Law360 has twice named John a “Class Action MVP" (one of only four litigators selected nationally), and was named a "Litigation Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal. He is regularly named to lists of leading plaintiff lawyers by Lawdragon, Legal 500, and Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers.


Jeremy P. Robinson, Esq.

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Jeremy Robinson has extensive experience in securities and civil litigation. Since joining BLB&G, Jeremy has been involved in prosecuting many high-profile securities cases. For example, he was an integral member of the teams that prosecuted In re Refco Securities Litigation (total recoveries in excess of $425 million); In re WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Securities Litigation ($200 million settlement, representing the second largest settlement of a securities case in Eleventh Circuit history); and In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Action Litigation, which settled for $730 million, representing the second largest recovery ever in a securities class action brought on behalf of purchasers of debt securities and ranking among the fifteen largest recoveries in the history of securities class actions. He also recently represented investors in In re Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Forex Transactions Litigation, which settled for $180 million, and in In re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation, which settled for a cash recovery of nearly $154 million plus corporate governance reforms. He is presently a member of the teams prosecuting In re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities Litigation and Fernandez et al. v. UBS AG et al. Jeremy has repeatedly been recognized as a leading practitioner by Lawdragon, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and was recently named a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation.