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The Art of Survival When Things Go Wrong: Dealing with Disaster on the Witness Stand

Expert Witness

 The Art of Survival When Things Go Wrong: Dealing with Disaster on the Witness Stand
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar(Audio, PPT)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Personal Development
Item Number: 13PEW1018
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

Everyone encounters a bad day. Even seasoned expert witnesses occasionally encounter situations that spell potential disaster in performing their expert analysis, in preparing for trial, or on the witness stand. In this webinar, we will explore procedural, evidentiary, and human variables that prove problematic for many experts. We will explore the strategic approaches and tactics employed by the most effective experts when all appears to be going wrong.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Recognize the dangers that accompany shape-shifting cases
- Formulate ways to invoke the human factor in situations of adversity
- Employ the "hypothetical question" approach to avoid impeachment

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to learn the theory and basic tactics of cross examination, including attorneys, CPAs, engineers, real estate brokers, medical practitioners, insurance brokers, consultants, and others who serve as experts in litigation matters and as expert witnesses


Howard Zandman, CPA, CFF, MAFF
Mr. Zandman is a partner in the Litigation Support Services Group of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, a Top 50 U.S. accounting firm. He has more than 35 years of experience in forensic accounting, auditing, consulting, taxation, and financial analysis in both industry and the public sector.

During his career, Mr. Zandman has specialized in insurance loss and complex damage claims, including business interruption (lost profits), intellectual property, broker-dealer disputes, review of financial condition relative to motive for arson or fraud, employee dishonesty, and third-party product liability claims. Other areas of involvement include intellectual property, internal investigations, and class action wage and hour matters. Mr. Zandman has also been involved in broker-dealer disputes typically resolved through testimony in FINRA hearings.

A 1973 cum laude graduate of Long Island University, Mr. Zandman is a frequent public speaker and has made presentations for NACVA®, ICLE-GA, PLRB, Southern Loss Association, Georgia Society of CPA,s and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Mr. Zandman has testified as an expert witness on numerous occasions in both federal and state jurisdictions, FINRA hearings, and has served as an appraiser and umpire in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Mr. Zandman is the current chair of the National Association of Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) Executive Advisory Board and is also active on various local community boards. In addition, Mr. Zandman regularly presents programs to accounting groups, law firms, the insurance industry, and corporations on various topics, including business damages, punitive damages, business interruption, accounting records and analysis, thefts, financial fraud, property valuation, cooperation between insured and insurer, cyber investigations, and electronic discovery.

Randall M. Kessler, Esq
Mr. Randall Kessler served as Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association. Mr. Kessler has taught Family Law at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta for the past ten years and is often asked to comment on high profile divorce for all the major television networks, newspapers and magazines.

Mr. Kessler founded his firm, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and has built it into one of the premier family law firms in the country for high asset and high profile family law cases. Mr. Kessler was born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans and having attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA, he came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory Law School. Mr. Kessler has over 20 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support.