The 2015 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will usher in the most significant changes to discovery and case management practices in more than a decade.
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller attorneys Michele D. Hangley and William T. Hangley will play major roles in the upcoming American Bar Association Section of Litigation/Duke Law School “Roadshow,” entitled “Hello ‘Proportionality,’ Goodbye ‘Reasonably Calculated’: Reinventing Case Management and Discovery Under the 2015 Civil Rules Amendments.” Michele Hangley is one of two national co-chairs of the Roadshow, which will visit 13 cities across the country over the next six months. William Hangley chairs and will participate in the Roadshow’s Philadelphia program, which will be held on November 12, 2015, at 8:30 A.M. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the James A. Byrne US Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia.
The 2015 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16, 26, and 37, scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2015, will usher in the most significant changes to discovery and case management practices in more than a decade. Each three-hour Roadshow program will feature leaders from the rules amendment process, who will walk the audience through the amendments and their implications for civil litigation. Spirited panel discussions will explore the discovery implications of the amendments as well as best practices for case management. Attendees will discuss the application of the new rules to a variety of hypothetical cases and leave with a toolbox of techniques for putting the Amendments into practice. For registration information, visit http://www.frcpamendments2015.org/philadelphia.html.
In addition to William Hangley, the Philadelphia Roadshow panelists will include the Hon. Paul S. Diamond (US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the Hon. Wendy Beetlestone (US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the Hon. Marilyn Heffley (US Magistrate Judge Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter (US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), Laura Carlin Mattiacci, Ellen Meriwether, and Joe H. Tucker. The program will be moderated by the Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal (US District Court for the Southern District of Texas) and Professor Steven Gensler (University of Oklahoma School of Law).
Michele Hangley represents businesses in commercial disputes and defends attorneys accused of legal malpractice or professional misconduct. She also litigates cases in a number of other areas, including intellectual property, First Amendment, and environmental enforcement.
William Hangley handles a range of matters, including First Amendment law, antitrust, intellectual property, estates, franchise, environmental, construction, employment, securities, attorney malpractice, and general business cases. Additionally, professional responsibility cases account for approximately 20 percent of his cases.Share This