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Program Overview

This “Lunch and Learn” webinar will provide a basic understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program, what it is and how it affects your client in defending a trucking case. The webinar will discuss the history of CSA, how CSA collects and utilizes data, and will provide an update on developments with CSA and proposed changes yet to come. Panelists will also discuss how to respond to discovery demands for CSA data and issues regarding admissibility of CSA data at trial.

Who Should Attend

  • Young attorneys and transportation specialists and practitioners who are new to trucking.
  • Practicing trial lawyers handling regulation heavy trucking litigation.
  • Trucking Industry representatives and claims adjusters seeking to enhance their knowledge or get a refresher on the basics.

What You Will Learn

  • What the CSA is, how it has developed and what it entails
  • New developments in the CSA and proposed changes to come
  • How to address demands for discovery of CSA data
  • Developments as to admissibility of CSA data and how it impacts the defense of your client


Bryson F. Datt, Jr.Bryson F. Datt, Jr. is a Member at Burns White with a diverse litigation practice, ranging from defending wrongful death and serious personal injury claims to insurance coverage and commercial disputes. As Co-Chair of the Trucking Group, Mr. Datt has extensive experience in the representation of national and regional transportation and logistics clients. He regularly responds to catastrophic losses on their behalf and works to manage their exposure. In the event a dispute arises, he works closely with his clients to determine whether an early resolution or aggressive litigation will best serve their overall business objectives. Accustomed to the complexities of tractor-trailer accidents and multiple-vehicle collisions, he has handled these types of cases for clients in both federal and state court.

Teanna L. BuchnerTeanna L. Buchner, is an Associate in Selman Breitman’s Los Angeles Office and is a Member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, General Liability, and Trucking & Transportation Practice Groups. Teanna represents companies in contractual disputes, premises liability, and personal injury, including defense of catastrophic injury cases arising out of interstate trucking and transportation accidents. Teanna also serves on the firm’s Trucking and Transportation 24-Hour Accident Investigation Emergency Response Team.

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