Patrick Papalia, Archer Business Litigation Partner, recently provided insight on the uptick in remote depositions for Law360’s global newsletter, The Barometer. Alaina Lancaster’s article, “Litigators Strategically Deploy Remote Depositions,” addresses multiple attorneys views on opposing counsel using remote depositions to gain a tactical advantage.
Patrick shares how remote depositions can provide an “additional barrier” when confronting a witness in court. He states, “I can tell you, in my experience, that when you’re confronting a witness, especially a witness where there’s critical testimony or controversial testimony, where it’s in a dispute, that being in person presents opportunities that you wouldn’t have in remote [depositions]… there are attorneys out there that recognize the benefit of sheltering a key witness or a key party in their case from a deposition, the benefit of having it remote, and I’ve seen adversaries advocate for remote.”
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