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Venable partner Kostas Katsiris was quoted in a July 8, 2014 Law360 article providing tips to serving as a successful special master. Appointed by judges, special masters oversee specific issues in a suit when it threatens to consume an excessive amount of the court’s time. Responsibilities can vary from resolving discovery issues to overseeing the administration of a class action settlement.

One tip provided in the article is to seek clarification on the special master’s order or even modify it. Katsiris, who worked as a special master in a consumer fraud class action said “he worked closely with the court to figure out how frequently to submit reports after his appointment order was vague on that topic.”