Write Like an Expert Witness: Reports That Excel in Court

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May 23, 2017
Zachary Reichenbach, CFA, CPA/ABV
R. Christopher Rosenthal, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, AEP
economic damages & lost profits

Summary

Damages experts play an important role in commercial litigation matters, including claims for lost profits, and provide valuable skills, expertise, and experience to attorneys. An expert’s report can be a foundation for the client’s damages case and an important factor in the outcome of the litigation. An effective written expert report will augment the attorney’s legal arguments about whether the plaintiff suffered damages and will be an important basis for educating the trier of fact about the reasons for either accepting or rejecting the plaintiff’s lost profits claim. Join Chris Rosenthal and Zachary Reichenbach for an understanding of the legal requirements related to an expert report, especially for federal matters. Highlights include an overview of the report writing process; the required and suggested report sections and topical components of the written report, including detailed examples of the issues that should or could be addressed; and potential written report statements intended to either limit the expert’s exposure or preserve the expert’s ability to amend or use the report after issuance.
Write Like an Expert Witness: Reports that Excel in Court
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