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National Credit Union Administration Board v. Credit Suisse Securities LLC

United States District Court, Tenth Circuit

January 27, 2014


STUEVE SIEGEL HANSON LLP, Rachel E. Schwartz, Norman E. Siegel (D. Kan. # 70354), Rachel E. Schwartz, (Kan. # 21782) Kansas City, MO, George A. Zelcs, KOREIN TILLERY LLC, Chicago, IL, David C. Frederick, Wan J. Kim, Gregory G. Rapawy KELLOGG, HUBER, HANSEN, TODD, EVANS & FIGEL, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, Stephen M. Tillery, Greg G. Gutzler, Michael E. Klenov, St. Louis, MO, Attorneys for Plaintiff National Credit Union Administration Board.

Michael T. Reynolds, Richard W. Clary, Lauren A. Moskowitz, CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP, New York, NY, Toby Crouse (Kan. #20030), James D. Oliver (Kan. #08604), Overland Park, KS, Attorneys for Defendants Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp.


JAMES P. O'HARA, Magistrate Judge.


The parties agree that during the course of discovery it may be necessary to disclose certain confidential information relating to the subject matter of this action. They agree that certain categories of such information should be treated as confidential, protected from disclosure outside this litigation, and used only for purposes of prosecuting or defending these actions, and any appeals therefrom. The parties jointly request entry of this Stipulated Protective Order (the "Order") to facilitate the production, exchange, and discovery of documents and information that the parties agree merit confidential treatment. This Order shall govern the handling of Discovery Material produced in these Actions (as defined below).

The parties assert there is "good cause" for their request under Fed.R.Civ.P. 26. The parties anticipate that various non-publicly available documents of a sensitive, confidential, proprietary or commercially valuable nature will be produced in this litigation, including federal agency records, loan files containing confidential borrower information, and other governmental/corporate and financial documents not shared with the general public. Entry of this protective order will ensure the continued confidentiality of such non-publicly available information.[1]


2.1 Actions: the actions listed in the above caption.

2.2 Party: any party to the Actions, including all of its officers, directors, and employees.

2.3 Non-Party: any entity that is not a named party to the Actions.

2.4 Discovery Material: all items or information, regardless of the medium or manner generated, stored, or maintained, including, among other things, documents, testimony, interrogatory responses, transcripts, depositions and deposition exhibits, responses to requests to admit, recorded or graphic matter, electronically stored information, tangible things, and/or other information produced, given, exchanged by, or obtained from any Party or Non-Party during discovery in these Actions.

2.5 Confidential Supervisory Material: records exempt from public disclosure as described in 12 C.F.R. § 792.11(a) and nonpublic NCUA meeting information as described in 12 C.F.R. § 791.12(a). Nothing in this Order shall require production of any Confidential Supervisory Material to the extent that such production is precluded by law.

2.6 Confidential Material: any Producing Party (as defined below) may, subject to the provisions of this Order, designate as "Confidential" any Discovery Material that the Producing Party reasonably and in good faith believes constitutes and reveals confidential trade secrets, proprietary business information, non-public personal, client or customer information concerning individuals or other entities (including, but not limited to, name, Social Security numbers, home telephone numbers and addresses, tax returns, and medical, investment, credit and banking information).

2.7 Highly Confidential Material: any Producing Party may, subject to the provisions of this Order, designate any Discovery Material as "Highly Confidential" if the Producing Party reasonably and in good faith believes the Discovery Material contains (i) trade secrets or other information that the Producing Party reasonably believes would result in competitive, commercial or financial harm to the Producing Party or its personnel, clients or customers; or (ii) material that a Producing Party believes in good faith would not otherwise be adequately protected under the procedures set forth herein for Confidential Material.

2.8 Non-Party Borrower Information: for purposes of this Order, Non-Party Borrower Information shall mean any information that constitutes "nonpublic personal information" within the meaning of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 15 U.S.C. § 6802, et seq. and its implementing regulations, including, but not limited to, any portion of a mortgage loan file, spreadsheet or other document or data set that includes financial or credit information for any person (including any credit history, report or score obtained on any such person to determine the individual's eligibility for credit) together with personally identifiable information with respect to such person, including, but not limited to, name, address, Social Security number, loan number, telephone number, or place or position of work. As set forth in Section 18, this Order authorizes the disclosure of such Non-Party Borrower Information in the Actions.

2.9 Producing Party: any Party or Non-Party that produces Discovery Material in the Actions.

2.10 Receiving Party: any Party or Non-Party that receives Discovery Material from a Producing Party.

2.11 Designating Party: any Party or Non-Party that designates Discovery Material it produces as "Confidential" or "Highly Confidential."

2.12 Protected Material: any Discovery Material that is designated as "Confidential" or "Highly Confidential"; provided, however, that "Protected Material" does not include information that is publicly available (except information that became publicly available as a result of a breach of this Order or any other confidentiality agreement or undertaking).

2.13 Outside Counsel: attorneys, along with their paralegals and other support personnel assisting with the Actions, who are not employees of a Party but who are retained to represent or advise a Party in the Actions.

2.14 In House Legal Personnel: attorneys and other personnel employed by a Party to perform legal functions who are directly involved in the prosecution or defense of the Actions for the Party.

2.15 Counsel (without qualifier): Outside Counsel and In House Legal Personnel (as well as their support staffs, including but not limited to attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, and law clerks).

2.16 Expert and/or Consultant: a person with specialized knowledge or experience in a matter pertinent to the Actions, along with his or her employees and support personnel, who has been retained by a Party, or its Counsel, to serve as a testifying or consulting expert in the Actions, and who is not currently an employee of a Party and who, at the time of retention, is not anticipated to become an employee of a Party. This definition includes a professional jury or trial consultant retained in connection with the Actions.

2.17 Professional Vendors: persons or entities that provide litigation support services ( e.g., photocopying; videotaping; translating; preparing exhibits or demonstrations; organizing, storing, or processing data in any form or medium) and their employees and subcontractors.


The protections conferred by this Order cover not only Protected Material (as defined above), but also any information copied or extracted therefrom; as well as all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations thereof, plus testimony, conversations, or presentations by Parties or Counsel in settings that might reveal Protected Material. However, this Order shall not be construed to cause any Counsel to produce, return, and/or destroy their own attorney work product, or the work product of their co-counsel, created in anticipation of or in connection with the Actions.


The confidentiality obligations imposed by this Order shall remain in effect until the Designating Party agrees otherwise in writing ...

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