Use of Experts in Employment Litigation: A Primer for In-House Counsel
Many garden-variety employment claims do not need defense expert witnesses, but for high-stakes, big-dollar, and/or collective or class actions, experts should be seriously considered. Strategic deployment of effective experts – ranging from statisticians, forensic computer technologists, human resources professionals, handwriting experts, CPAs, and psychiatrists – can be instrumental in winning cases or significantly reducing settlement values. Likewise, in prosecuting non-compete and trade secret claims against former employees, experts can make or break the case.
Share an hour with two of our experienced trial lawyers who have extensive experience utilizing a broad array of experts. They will share practical insights on whether and when to use experts and the types of experts that add value in certain cases, and offer guidance on managing expert fees.
Friday, June 9, 2017
12:30-1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Barnes & Thornburg speakers:
Kathleen Anderson, Partner
Kathleen co-chairs Barnes & Thornburg’s Wage & Hour Practice Group, handling collective and class action cases with high stakes. She has a national practice and significant trial experience defending employment and other claims and prosecuting non-compete/trade secret cases.
John Maley, Partner
John has a national trial practice, has represented employers across the country in defense of virtually all types of cases, and has prosecuted scores of non-compete/trade secret cases. John is recognized for trial excellence as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
1.0 Hours of HRCI and CLE Credits Pending
This program is offered compliments of Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.