15 episodes

IADC Speaks is the official podcast of the International Association of Defense Counsel. These largely unscripted interviews take place in about 30 minutes, and episodes will cover a variety of topics of interest to those in the legal arena.

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IADC Speaks is the official podcast of the International Association of Defense Counsel. These largely unscripted interviews take place in about 30 minutes, and episodes will cover a variety of topics of interest to those in the legal arena.

    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Out-of-State Witnesses: Are Zoom Trial Appearances a New Normal?

    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Out-of-State Witnesses: Are Zoom Trial Appearances a New Normal?

    In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Out-of-State Witnesses: Are Zoom Trial Appearances a New Normal?,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and past IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Alaina Devine, also a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil (Boston) about how federal courts are increasing exercising nationwide jurisdiction to compel out-of-state witnesses to testify at trial via Zoom. Alaina and Christopher discuss the interplay between Rules 43 and 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and how various court decisions around the country have differed on which rule applies to the situation of out-of-state witnesses and how parties must proceed at trial.

    • 29 min
    DCJ Highlight: PFAS Exposure: A Comprehensive Look

    DCJ Highlight: PFAS Exposure: A Comprehensive Look

    In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: PFAS Exposure: A Comprehensive Look at Emerging Facts and Studies, Risk and Liability Assessment, Litigation History, Evolving Regulations, and Future Predictions,” Christopher B. Parkerson, member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Craig T. Liljestrand, a partner in Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s Chicago office. Craig and Christopher discuss the background and history of PFAS litigation and engage in a very interesting discussion about both regulatory action, state actions, and thoughts regarding what the future holds for these cases.

    • 35 min
    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Lessons From a Year in Crisis: Do's and Don'ts of Crisis Management

    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Lessons From a Year in Crisis: Do's and Don'ts of Crisis Management

    In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Lessons From a Year in Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Management,” Christopher B. Parkerson (member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C.; Boston) IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Michael C. Zogby (partner of Faegre Drinker; Florham Park, NJ), Kaitlyn E. Stone (associate of Faegre Drinker; Florham Park, NJ), and Claudia V. Garcia (Corporate Counsel at Exelixis, Inc.; San Francisco). Michael, Kaitlyn, Claudia, and Christopher discuss data driven and tested methods to address crisis management and engage in a very interesting discussion about the do’s and don’ts an organization should consider when responding to an emergency.

    • 41 min
    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Turning the Tables: Non-Retained Experts for Defendants

    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Turning the Tables: Non-Retained Experts for Defendants

    In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Turning the Tables: Non-Retained Experts for Defendants,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Chad R. Hutchinson and Stephen P. Huwe, of Butler Snow LLP (Jackson, MS). Chad, Stephen, and Christopher discuss the procedures and benefits related to disclosing non-retained experts and engage in very interesting discussion about the best practices related to such a disclosure along with thoughts related to when and how it may benefit cases.

    • 40 min
    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Will Social Media Platforms Continue to Avoid Litigation Faced by Offline Counterparts?

    Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Will Social Media Platforms Continue to Avoid Litigation Faced by Offline Counterparts?

    In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Will Social Media Platforms Continue to Avoid Litigation Faced by Offline Counterparts?,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Peter J. Pizzi, Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga (Newark). In this interview, they discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 with a specific focus on recent criticism and proposed changes to the law. Peter and Christopher engage in a very interesting discussion about current events related to social media and policy issues that have impacted the way Congress, Courts, and the public view the immunities offered by Section 230 and compare the treatment of online platforms to offline counterparts.

    • 40 min
    The Transportation Industry, COVID-19, and IADC Membership

    The Transportation Industry, COVID-19, and IADC Membership

    In “The Transportation Industry, COVID-19, and IADC Membership,” IADC Transportation Committee Chair Mitch Smith, principal at Germer PLLC (Texas), Heather Devine, partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP (Toronto), and Kurt Gerstner, Senior Attorney at Dentons Lee (Seoul, Korea) casually discuss the latest in the transportation industry, COVID-19 and its influence on business practices, and how to get involved and noticed in the IADC.

    • 21 min

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