Emily A. Kaller, Stephanie G. Reckord and Leslie A. Barham of the firm’s Litigation Department will present a seminar on federal court practice for state practitioners titled “Forced Into Federal Court: What to Do and How to Do It” on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Monmouth County Courthouse. The program will be sponsored by the Haydn Proctor Inn of Court.
The presentation will address issues related to:
- Removal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Federal Court
- Inception of the Case: Initial Disclosures, Joint Discovery Plans and Initial Conferences
- Discovery and Case Management in Federal Court
- Preparing for Trial: Pretrial Memoranda and Pretrial Conferences
Ms. Kaller, a partner in the firm, focuses her practice on commercial litigation. She has experience in the prosecution and defense of financing, credit and other banking matters, contract disputes including those arising under licensing and asset sale agreements, environmental contamination contribution actions, and complex litigation. Her experience also encompasses class action litigation in matters involving consumer claims, alleged securities fraud and personal injury.
Ms. Reckord, also a partner in the firm, focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Her representation of clients includes matters in the areas of banking, employment, family law, trusts & estates, class action defense, consumer fraud, and commercial real estate.
Ms. Barham, an associate, concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. Her experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation, including employment law, personal injury, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant disputes, construction law and community association litigation.