Mitchell Williams Attorney John Baker Leads Discussion on Subpoenas in the Age of Proportionality and the Rise of Third-Party Apps


October 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney John Baker presented at The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles yesterday. 

In his session, titled “Rule 45 and Nonparty Discovery: Updated guidance in the age of proportionality and the rise of third-party apps,” Baker and five panelists led a dialogue about practical guidance for non-party subpoena recipients to successfully assert proportionality arguments, manage scope and recoup costs of discovery.

Baker has more than 20 years of experience in successfully trying and appealing a variety of business tort, contract, real estate, taxation and class action suits before state and federal trial courts, Arkansas appellate courts, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, Missouri. John serves as a court-appointed member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice and recently led the work in formally proposing revisions to Rule 45 of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure. He has enjoyed an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been ranked among the best litigators in Arkansas by various publications.

About The Sedona Conference

The Sedona Conference (TSC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way through the creation and publication of nonpartisan consensus commentaries and through advanced legal education for the bench and bar.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit