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How to Effectively Use Expert Evidence in Class Action Cases

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET)
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Add Reminder to My Calendar 04/10/2019 11:00 am 04/10/2019 1:30 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: How to Effectively Use Expert Evidence in Class Action Cases The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=103513\r\n Acquiring class certification is a crucial step in a potential class action case. More often than not, plaintiffs use expert evidence in meeting the prerequisites needed to jumpstart the litigation process. \n \nAs the frequency of class action counsels turning to expert evidence in supporting certain claims and opinions increase, the efficiency and admissibility of it is often at odds and may make or break a case. \n \nThis course offers an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to expect evidence use and improve its efficiency in class action cases. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will help class action litigators and plaintiffs better understand how to apply this trend to their company and/or clients. \n \nThis LIVE webcast will discuss the following key provisions: \n \n \n Expert Evidence in Class Action: Top Trends and Issues \n Effective Usage of Expert Evidence \n Common Risk and Pitfall Issues \n Practical Litigation Strategies \n Notable Cases \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/effectively-use-expert-evidence-class-action-cases/

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Expert Evidence Webinar. Acquiring class certification is a crucial step in a potential class action case. More often than not, plaintiffs use expert evidence in meeting the prerequisites needed to jumpstart the litigation process.

As the frequency of class action counsels turning to expert evidence in supporting certain claims and opinions increase, the efficiency and admissibility of it is often at odds and may make or break a case.

This course offers an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to expect evidence use and improve its efficiency in class action cases. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will help class action litigators and plaintiffs better understand how to apply this trend to their company and/or clients.

This LIVE webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

  • Expert Evidence in Class Action: Top Trends and Issues
  • Effective Usage of Expert Evidence
  • Common Risk and Pitfall Issues
  • Practical Litigation Strategies
  • Notable Cases

Who Should Attend

  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Class Action Litigators
  • In-house Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Private Companies
  • Legal Consultants
  • Legal Executives
  • Litigation Officers
  • Other interested/related Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

Online CLE Expert Evidence
Steven Schwartz
Vice President
Charles River Associates
Online CLE Expert Evidence
Jonathan Schwartz
Senior Vice President
Nathan Associates
Online CLE Expert Evidence
Chen Song, Ph.D., CFA
Senior Vice President
Nathan Associates

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Online CLE Expert Evidence

SEGMENT 1:
Steven Schwartz, Vice President
Charles River Associates
  • Interaction with experts, best practice etc.

SEGMENT 2:
Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Vice President
Nathan Associates
  • Types of economic evidence used, Econometric and Non-econometric approaches, Review cases where different types of evidence used. 

SEGMENT 3:
Chen Song, Ph.D., CFA, Senior Vice President
Nathan Associates
  • Pressure points: how economic experts on opposing sides battle the issues on class certification and damages:
    • Presented with the same evidence produced at the initial stage of discovery, why experts’ opinions may already differ;
    • Identify strategic issues to engage experts during additional discovery;
    • Prepare for the battle: the depo prep that arms the expert – tips from the experts’ perspective.
  • Sharing insights as a neutral technical advisor in a class action:
    • How to effectively use experts’ analyses to address the Court’s concern on the manageability of a class action trial.

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Steven SchwartzVice PresidentCharles River Associates

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Jonathan SchwartzSenior Vice PresidentNathan Associates

Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Vice President at Nathan Associates, is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and finance. He has provided written or deposition testimony on a variety of subjects including class certification, damages and settlement allocations. Some of these matters include In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation; In re Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Litigation; and Nuts for Candy v. Visa, Inc.  Mr. Schwartz has conducted economic analysis of class certification, liability, and damages on many large antitrust class action matters. He also has experience analyzing damages in breach of contract, intellectual property, international arbitration and ERISA matters.  Mr. Schwartz is a CFA charterholder, has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Chen Song, Ph.D., CFASenior Vice PresidentNathan Associates

Dr. Song is an economist, CFA charter holder, and expert witness. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, she has provided consulting and expert testimony in single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class action discrimination disputes, as well as class action wage and hour disputes. Dr. Song has studied labor market definition and has applied techniques in statistics and econometrics to examine companies’ employment practices: hiring, pay, promotion, termination, reduction in force, executive compensation, and pension benefits. Additionally, Dr. Song has conducted pay equity studies to assist companies with identifying potential gender or minority pay gaps. Dr. Song routinely works with various types of HR, time reporting, and large-scale transactional databases to help counsel with wage and hour class actions concerning unpaid wages, meal and rest break violations, and employee misclassification.

In addition to employment class actions, Dr. Song’s extensive experience in other types of class action litigation matters includes applying complex financial modeling tools, for example stock option valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, event-study in connection with alleged accounting fraud, damages calculations, stress testing, and regression analysis.

Dr. Song maintains a strong affiliation with the academic community. She taught courses on labor economics at the University of California, Irvine, and on financial institutions at California State University, Los Angeles. She currently teaches review courses on risk management for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Online CLE Expert Evidence

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of Civil Litigation

Course Code:
   147808

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   1.5 CLE

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The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe. Nathan’s practice areas include International Development, Infrastructure Planning and Finance, Litigation & Expert Services, and Advisory Services.

Nathan’s Litigation & Expert Services group provides a full array of forensic, economic and financial analysis, including expert testimony. Nathan’s experts specialize in analysis related to com­mercial disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, antitrust, and class action damages. Nathan’s staff includes economists, CFAs, and CPAs, skilled in the application of economics, statistics, account­ing, finance and valuation.

Nathan has more than 350 professionals, working from offices in California, Virginia, Boston, Chennai, Delhi, and London.

Website: https://www.nathaninc.com/

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