When Experts Come From Different Planets - Tips for Maximizing the Value of Experts

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Session ID: 17PRW012

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Faculty and Summary

Theodore Cheng
Theodore K.Cheng

New York, NY

Sherman Kahn
Sherman Kahn

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
New York, NY

60 Minutes

Expert testimony is a necessary part of many arbitrations that involve technical subject matter or complex economics and accounting. Parties and their advocates may push their experts to extremes in support of their positions. When this occurs, it can be difficult for the arbitrator to resolve the matter because the experts have not given the arbitrator sufficient or adequate information – or even the correct information – on which to base an appropriate award.     
This 60-minute recorded webinar explores tools and techniques that arbitrators can use to ensure that the presented expert opinion evidence is useful and find the common ground in seemingly irreconcilable expert testimony.  

Areas covered include—

  • recognizing when expert testimony will be relevant;
  • raising the issue of expert testimony with parties and counsel;
  • managing the exchange of expert reports;
    presentation of expert testimony (timing, method, etc.);
  • roles of the panel chair and wing arbitrators during presentation;
  • tools and techniques for finding common ground;
    bridging seemingly irreconcilable expert testimony gaps;

and more.

Take-Aways: Arbitrators will be made aware of process management tools that can help to ensure that expert testimony is useful. Advocates will receive suggestions for how to improve their presentation of technical and financial information.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION: Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the dynamics of arbitration.   

What others are saying about this presentation...

This discussion of the effective use and presentation of experts was excellent!

The presenters were very prepared and experienced. The topics moved along well and with clarity.  Thank you

The webinar was very informative and constructive. The presentations were very good and addressed issues helpful to both counsel and the arbitral panel.

If you have ever found yourself wondering whether/how/why you need to choose one expert opinion over the other--and to the complete exclusion of the other--this webinar helps you find a way.

One of the better topics offered by AAA! Practical suggestions for dealing with a very potential situation.

A webinar is a great method of communicating and I picked up some tips to be a more effective arbitrator.

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This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.   

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