"Thank you for being an invaluable resource for smoothly securing deposition space at our recent depositions at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka. Your reporting accuracy and technology were also excellent. We were impressed that you provided your own configured Realtime laptops for lawyers and interpreters, which eliminated the frequent headache of trying to get realtime working on individual laptops. And, your realtime reporting accuracy in a patent deposition littered with technical terms was outstanding. I will recommend your services without reservation. Thanks also for your responsiveness and flexibility with our recent depositions in Seoul."
Torsten Kracht, Esquire
Covington & Burling
"We appreciated ARCR's flexibility and professionalism in dealing with the challenges of our depositions. ARCR maintains an excellent relationship with the Consulate staff and with other Japan-based vendors, which makes what can be an otherwise difficult process smooth and painless."
Maureen Browne, Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
"ARCR is much more than a court reporting service. They are an invaluable Asia-based resource to those who face the complicated and extensive procedures for taking depositions in Japan, providing much-appreciated guidance at each step along the way. They are highly knowledgeable, have an excellent working relationship with the Embassy and Consulate staff, and are a pleasure to work with. ARCR provides full-service reporting, including realtime monitors and daily transcripts. I look forward to working with them again."
York Faulkner, Partner
Heim, Payne & Chorush
"I highly recommend ARCR in Japan. They are very knowledgeable about the process of taking depositions in Japan and can assist with scheduling, protocol, translators and technology issues. They provide excellent service, with a quick turn-around. They will be the first company I contact the next time I need to take depositions in Japan."
Michael Heim, Managing Partner
Hogan & Hartson
"We rely heavily on American Realtime in Japan. Their high quality reporters allow us to provide excellent service and cost-savings to our clients. The reporting is first rate, and they are very tech-savvy, accurate, and equally important, fast."
Philippe Riesen, Partner
Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss
"American Realtime is an exceptional company that meets not only court reporting needs but also helps with the logistics of taking depositions in Asia. If you are even considering depositions in Asia this should be the first place you call."
Benjamin McCracken, Esquire
"For accuracy, reliability and professionalism, there is no better court reporting service in Asia than American Realtime. They consistently exceeded our expectations."
Harold H. Davis, Jr. Esquire
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
"ARCR made taking depositions in Taiwan easy by helping us to assemble a very efficient and professional reporter/videographer/interpreter team. They did a great job on realtime transcription of technical terminology and provided unusually clean rough transcripts. Expedited transcripts and video were available quickly with no hassle."
J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
King & Spalding
"American Realtime provides excellent service in Asia. Many different logistical problems arise in conducting depositions in Asia and they know the ropes and the details and are able to solve these problems and get the job done. They have exceptional personnel and state-of-the-art equipment. They are also very familiar with working in translation, which is not a simple thing. I highly recommend them."
Gilbert B. Kaplan, Partner
"I highly recommend ARCR. They handled depos in Hong Kong for us with four different interpreters of six Japanese and Chinese witnesses over two weeks and did an excellent job."
John D. Vandenberg, Partner
"American Realtime’s accuracy is exceptional, especially with technical terminology and issues related to native Japanese speakers -- skills they no doubt acquired from being in the unique position of living and working in Japan."
Ryan S. Goldstein, Partner
Roetzel & Andress
"We had the unfortunate experience of using someone other than Jodi Harmon and American Realtime for court reporting services in Seoul. The difference we experienced, in both professionalism and competence, was clearly palpable. I would not have wished that episode on anyone -- including opposing counsel. For our deposition needs, we will always call ARCR first, and if they are not available, we will probably reschedule."
Jon Crocker, Esquire
Ropes & Gray
"Before American Realtime came on the scene, my staff was consumed with sorting through the daunting procedures and protocols associated with taking depositions in the Asia-Pacific region. But ARCR’s seamless assistance based on their local experience with visas, conference rooms, hotels, interpreters, videographers and more eases that burden so that we can focus our attention on getting the testimony we need overseas. And the fact that they bring several realtime laptops to depositions is just icing on the cake. I recommend them without hesitation."
Peter M. Brody, Partner
"You would be a crazy gaijin if you tried to take a deposition in Japan without using American Realtime Court Reporters. You can look up the procedures on the U.S. Embassy's website and try to follow what is written there, but American Realtime helps you to navigate everything that is unwritten about deposition-taking in Japan. It is a pleasure working with Jodi and her staff, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again."
Joe Grinstein, Partner
White & Case
"We have used the service that ARCR has pioneered in Japan during complex meetings for evidential and background fact-finding in major international arbitrations. These meetings involved large teams, not all of whose members could participate in person. The availability of daily transcripts proved invaluable. In summary, I highly recommend this service for all types of meetings where a complete searchable electronic transcript will facilitate future reference and record keeping."
Robert Grondine, Partner
Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
"American Realtime provided us with excellent, personal service during depositions at two locations in Japan. Their clean realtime, fast rough drafts, as well as the laptops they provided, helped us conduct swift and efficient depositions, even though the depositions involved technical subject matter and were interpreted. I would recommend them without hesitation."
Steven H. Reisberg, Partner