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How to Identify and Manage Malpractice Risks in Your Role as an Expert Witness


Expert Witness

 How to Identify and Manage Malpractice Risks in Your Role as an Expert Witness
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Item Number: 10OEWVC3344
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

This webinar begins with a survey of malpractice exposure faced by all valuation professionals in their role as an expert witness. Increasingly, witness immunity fails to protect experts from malpractice and breach of contract claims. Among these malpractice risks are disqualification at a Daubert hearing due to flawed methodology, the arguably greater problem of qualifying as an expert witness only to be subjected to damaging cross examination, deficient disclosures under expert witness discovery rules, inadvertently breaking the seal of attorney client privilege, and conflict of interest. A companion topic would be retaliatory claims by clients when pressured to pay outstanding expert witness fees. Solutions to these problems are offered.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

Survive a motion to exclude your expert witness testimony

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

Presenter(s)

Jonathan Ziss, JD
Mr. Jonathan Ziss is a 1984 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. He is a member of the bars of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While at Villanova, he was a staff member of the Villanova Law Review and his academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa. Jonathan has accumulated a significant amount of trial and appellate experience in the state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals. Jonathan concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, aviation litigation and professional liability.

Mr. Ziss has authored numerous articles on the subject of fiduciary responsibility and professional standards and he has lectured accountants, architects, attorneys, bankers, and fiduciaries on topics related to professional risk and claims management. Mr. Ziss is chair of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Mid-Atlantic Sterring Committee, past Vice Chair of the PA Bar Association State Civil Rules Committee, a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Federal Court Rules Committee, and a member of the Pennsylvania Degense Institute. In 2007, Mr. Ziss co-founded Art Title Advisors, LLC, which researches the ownership history of fine arts as a means of title due diligence.