Why you should attend
This illuminating seminar is presented by highly experienced Daubert practitioners who have litigated Daubert and similar issues under state law in federal and state courts throughout the country. Their insights into how Daubert challenges should be prepared, executed, and argued will assist counsel in developing and deploying effective Daubert strategies in any case where the admissibility of expert witness opinion testimony is likely to be challenged.
What you will learn
- Basics of Daubert law and practice
- Excluding your opponents' expert witnesses
- Protecting your own expert witnesses from challenges
- Recent legal developments in the law of Daubert
- Practical considerations in challenging and defending expert witness admissibility
- Strategies for plaintiffs to meet the burden of proof efficiently
Who should attend
Lawyers representing plaintiffs or defendants in federal cases and in multi-district litigation, and in state court cases in states with analogues to Federal Rules of Evidence 702 and 703; in-house counsel managing and supervising litigation involving expert witness issues; insurance claims adjusters and managers.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
David M. Cohen, Nathan M. Schachtman
1:15 Daubert - The Practice
- State and federal law: Rules 702, 703, and 403
- The Supreme Court's trilogy and the new Federal Rules of Evidence
- Deciding whether and how to assert the challenge
- Deposing an expert to support a Daubert challenge
- Preparing a challenged expert for a deposition
- Navigating pre-deposition expert disclosures - reports, communications, invoices, materials reviewed
- Nuts & Bolts - Hearings vs. written submissions; lawyer arguments vs. witness testimony; scheduling, structuring, and planning a hearing; the role of Rule 104 on the rules of evidence; appeals
Moderator: Nathan M. Schachtman
Speakers: David M. Cohen, Michael Williams, Mary A. Wells
2:15 Demonstrative of a Daubert Hearing - How the Sausage is Made
- Introduction of judge, expert witness, and lawyers, and the Daubert challenge
- Brief opening arguments
- Direct, cross, and redirect examinations
- Examination by the court
Participants: Nathan M. Schachtman, Mary A. Wells, David M. Cohen, Michael Williams, David Garabrant, M.D., M.P.H.
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 Discussion of Daubert Rulings and Cutting-Edge Developments in the Law and Practice of Expert Witness Challenges
- Provenance, imprimatur, and improvidence of the new Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence
- General causation: Weight of the evidence and the Milward decision
- Specific causation: Differential diagnosis - the Tamraz decision
- Untoward decisions: Hierarchy of evidence vs. radical leveling of evidence
Moderator: David M. Cohen
Speakers: Nathan M. Schachtman, Mary A. Wells, Michael Williams, Joseph S. Cecil, J.D., Ph.D., David Garabrant, M.D., M.P.H.
5:00 Program Adjourns
David Garabrant, M.D., M.P.H.
~ Emeritus Prof. of Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, Univ. of Michigan School of Public Health, EpidStat Institute
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