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Creating a Litigation Advantage Through Proper Discovery – CLE

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Date(s) - 10/30/2015
9:00 am - 1:45 pm

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This CLE is aimed at attorneys who want to obtain better results through focused discovery. Seasoned practitioners will provide an overview on getting the most out of written discovery, and how narrow requests can eliminate issues or otherwise focus a case for trial. Presenters will discuss common obstructionist tactics used by some attorneys during depositions, and what you should do to avoid improper interference with your deposition questioning. Attendees will learn how to address difficult issues dealing with electronic discovery.

The CLE will culminate with a panel discussion on discovery disputes, including proper procedures, what to fight for and what will cause the Court to frown upon your tactics. Approved by the NC State Bar for four hours general credit.


Jaqueline Grant, a partner and litigator at Roberts & Stevens, successfully represents individuals, businesses and organizations in a broad range of areas including civil litigation, complex personal injury, employment litigation and professional liability litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both North Carolina State and U.S. Federal Courts.

Jackie has significant experience obtaining settlements and verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs in employment matters, personal injury litigation, and complex litigation cases. Equally, she has obtained numerous defense verdicts on behalf of physicians and hospitals in multi-million dollar medical malpractice cases. She has also successfully defended employers, individuals, and corporations in employment litigation and complex personal injury litigation. She is a formidable negotiator who acts in the best interest of her clients through trial, mediation or arbitration. Jackie is AV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Jackie is a distinguished member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors and a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice since 2011. Jackie was also recently inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She earned a BS,magna cum laude at Western Carolina University in 1992, and a JD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.

Heather Whitaker Goldstein of Van Winkle Law Firm has a broad range of experience representing clients in complex business-related disputes that involve patent, trademark and copyright infringement; antitrust issues; trade secrets; fraud and unfair business practices; contracts and non-compete agreements; and all matters relating to employment law. In addition, as former Executive Director of the Asheville Jewish Community Center, Goldstein has a special interest in working with non-profit organizations and guiding them through matters relating to employment law, tax-exempt status, governance and risk management.

Before returning to her hometown of Asheville, NC, Goldstein completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Welton Curtis Sewell, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. She also worked as an associate attorney in the Washington, DC office of Jones Day. She is admitted to practice before all the state courts in North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, as well as the Eastern District of Virginia.

Heather earned a BA in English from Duke University in 1993, and a JD with honors from The George Washington University in 1997.

Philip Scott Anderson of Long, Parker, Warren Anderson & Payne attended Georgia Tech on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated with highest honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991. Philip attended the University of North Carolina School of Law from 1991 to 1994 with the Charles S. Mangum Jr. Scholarship.

During law school, he served on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and authored an article entitled “Gender Equity: A Football School’s Guide to Title IX Compliance,” subsequently published in the 1995 Tulane Sports Lawyer’s Journal.

Philip graduated from law school and was licensed in 1994. In February 1995, Philip came to Asheville to work for Long Parker and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. He became a partner in January 2002 and was honored as a “North Carolina Rising Star (Super Lawyers)” in 2009. He litigates and tries cases in General Civil Litigation practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Contract Litigation, Will Contests, Business and Business Tort Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation.

Philip is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the 28th Judicial District Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association (W.D.N.C.).


This event is fully booked.