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LexisNexis Inks Agreement with Preeminent Litigator and Author James M. Wagstaffe

Sought-after authority on federal civil trial preparation to provide insights, expertise and content for LexisNexis practical guidance solutions

July 15, 2016 — New York, NY – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced it has finalized an agreement with The Wagstaffe Group, bringing the renowned expertise on pre-trial federal civil procedure from lawyer James M. Wagstaffe to the portfolio of LexisNexis practical guidance solutions.

“We are pleased to announce that James Wagstaffe and his team from the Wagstaffe Group have joined our family of expert authors and legal educators,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, managing director of the North American Research Solutions business at LexisNexis, “Jim is a true visionary and the acknowledged thought leader in pre-trial federal civil procedure. This partnership adds an exciting new dimension to our LexisNexis practice guides around federal litigation procedure and opens up promising opportunities to collaborate with his team to build innovative resources that will further educate and assist federal litigators.”

For the past 30+ years, Wagstaffe was the author of the renown Rutter Practice Guide on Pre-Trial Federal Civil Procedure, a law professor, prolific author, lecturer, and partner and co-founder of California-based firm Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP. Considered one of the country’s preeminent First Amendment and defamation lawyers, Wagstaffe, heads up his firm’s successful Federal Practice Group and leads litigation across a diversity of matters. In 2014, Wagstaffe was appointed as member and Chair of the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

As head of The Wagstaffe Group, Wagstaffe leads an organization dedicated to providing federal litigators simple, comprehensive and authoritative guidance to navigate the complexities of federal civil litigation.

“I am delighted about our agreement with LexisNexis and the prospects of working together to give LexisNexis customers the right support for federal civil procedure to help them navigate the complexities of federal litigation,” said Jim Wagstaffe. “Together with LexisNexis, we’re looking to develop innovative ways to reach the right answers.”

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About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enables professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

About The Wagstaffe Group
Founded in 2015, The Wagstaffe Group provides federal litigators with an interactive online platform that guides and assists them to better understand the details of pre-trial federal civil procedure. Aiming to simplify information while provide comprehensive and authoritative content, the Wagstaffe Group offers a diversity of resources such as in-depth overviews, real-time updates, case studies, expert video content summaries, and pertinent step-by-step checklists addressing each stage of federal pre-trial litigation.

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