Motion practice is a significant part of any litigation practice and can be dispositive of many or most issues. A winning motion can significantly reshape the trajectory of your case. Pennsylvania Motion Practice will give you a thorough understanding of the rules and procedures governing motion practice in Pennsylvania state courts. This book will guide you through the requirements for preliminary motions, preliminary objections, motions for judgment on the pleadings, motions for class certification, discovery motions, summary judgment motions, pre-trial motions, trial motions, motions for post-trial relief, and appellate motions.
- What is a Motion?
- Preliminary Motions
- Preliminary Objections
- Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
- Motion for Class Certification
- Discovery Motions
- Summary Judgment Motions
- Pre-Trial Motions
- Trial Motions
- Motions for Post-Trial Relief
- Appellate Motions
Steven E. Bizar
Partner at Dechert LLP
Steven has nearly thirty years of experience representing clients in complex business disputes in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels throughout the country. He concentrates his practice on litigation related to antitrust and trade regulation, securities, contracts and business torts, and government investigations.
Ranging from multinational manufacturing companies to Internet start-ups and partnerships, Steven’s clients span a variety of industries, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, building materials, financial services and securities, communications and telecommunications, new media and technology, health care and wholesale distribution. He was one of a select group of attorneys in North America and Europe to be named by clients to the 2015 and 2009 Client Service All-Star Teams, lists compiled by BTI Consulting Group based on input from in-house counsel at large corporations.
Steven has experience in the trial and litigation defense of multidistrict class actions, including those filed under federal and state antitrust laws, the federal securities laws, state consumer fraud statutes and involving alleged mass torts. He has also represented clients through trial in a wide range of contract and tort disputes arising from their commercial activities, including “bet the company” lawsuits. He appears regularly in trial and appellate courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from major cities to rural counties. Steven represents clients in government antitrust and securities fraud investigations and enforcement proceedings and before administrative agencies and self-regulatory organizations. He has significant appellate experience and has obtained landmark federal and state appellate victories in the areas of class certification, antitrust, securities fraud pleading standards, full faith and credit/res judicata. Steven also has broad experience in counseling clients and managing electronic discovery and records retention issues.
Steven is a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, one of the country’s most prestigious, peer-nominated trial lawyer associations, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers in Philadelphia for both antitrust law and business litigation and has repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and the Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers list. He has consistently been ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA in the field of antitrust law, and ranked Band 2 for his work in commercial litigation. He earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brandeis University.