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Webinar: Third Party Discovery: Procedural and Ethical Considerations

August 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE. Presented by the Business Law Section and the Litigation Section.

Judge Segal, former chief magistrate judge of the central district of California, will answer questions from moderator and audience regarding third party discovery. In particular, the discussion will focus on “custody, possession or control” and when documents are in the legal control of a party or in the custody of a third party;  what type of relationship is necessary to show “legal control”; what a third party must do to object to discovery;  what a party must do if he or she wants to object to third party discovery; and what are the court’s concerns when third party discovery is at issue.  Judge Segal will also discuss enforcement of third-party discovery.

Speaker: Suzanne Segal

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After 18 years as a United States Magistrate Judge with the Central District of California, including four years as the Chief Magistrate Judge, Hon. Suzanne H. Segal (Ret.) joins Signature Resolution as a mediator, arbitrator and Special Master/Discovery Referee. During her tenure on the federal bench, Judge Segal presided over numerous trials, evidentiary hearings, motions and discovery conferences involving diverse subject matter. Judge Segal served as the settlement judge in hundreds of cases, settling business and insurance disputes, patent, trademark and copyright actions, and employment, civil rights, and tort cases.  Judge Segal handled a wide range of motions and settlements arising out of class actions, particularly in the wage and hour context.

Judge Segal has broad experience in securities litigation, including matters brought by private investors and the SEC.  In addition, Judge Segal has extensive experience in matters involving the False Claims Act and related actions involving the healthcare industry.

Judge Segal has served as a Special Master or Discovery Referee in cases involving the False Claims Act, mass tort and insurance claims, patent litigation, and product liability claims.

Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Segal served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office for 12 years. As an AUSA, Judge Segal handled a variety of cases, including contract, employment, civil rights, Medicare reimbursement and tort claims. She also brought consumer and civil rights actions on behalf of the Department of Justice. From 1999 to 2002, she served as the Chief of Civil Appeals for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prior to serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Segal was a civil litigator at Dewey, Ballantine and Adams, Duque and Hazeltine.

Judge Segal has also served as a lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law and Loyola Law School.

Judge Segal is known for her work ethic and persistent dedication to reach a positive result for the parties.

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