| Anticipating Cross-Examination: Be Your Own "Rebuttal Expert"
Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT)
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous training or research on subject matter being taught.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
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Rebuttal expert witnesses are experts whose testimony “is intended solely to contradict or rebut evidence on the same subject matter identified by another party” according to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Being your own "Rebuttal Expert" is a continuous process and requires you to get your mind “out of the way.” The “questions” to be raised by “your” rebuttal expert will depend on your function as a plaintiff’s expert or defendant’s expert. The issues to be raised by “your” rebuttal expert will depend on the nature of the litigation and your expert report.
In other words, you need to learn to contradict yourself.
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize and articulate potential challenges to your report
- Identify ways to "head off" the "real" rebuttal expert
- Plan a response for when "your" rebuttal expert discovers issues in your report
Who Should Attend
CPAs, litigation practitioners, and others that are or expect to be testifying experts
P. Dermot O'Neill, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Mr. P. Dermot O'Neill is president of P. Dermot O’Neill, CPA PC and has over 40 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of forensic accounting and litigation support, business valuation, transaction consulting, financial analysis, and income taxation. He has provided consulting and expert witness assistance in cases involving matrimonial issues, oppressed shareholders, personal injury, wrongful death, accounting
malpractice, as well as contract and tort issues. Mr. O’Neill is a CPA and has been awarded the designations Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF®) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA®). He has been awarded the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®), and Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™) designations by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®).
Mr. O’Neill is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and NACVA. Dermot is a committee member of the PICPA Business Valuation Committee, PICPA Forensic and Litigation
Services Committee (2007-2008 Annual Conference Chair), NACVA State Chapters Committee, and Managing Editor of the National Litigation Consultants’ Review™ for which he has written numerous articles. Dermot has been an adjunct
faculty member at Villanova University as well as a member of the National Faculty of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Staff Training; Taxation and Staff Training; Accounting and Auditing) and is currently on the adjunct faculty at Rider University Graduate School of Business.
He has presented seminars sponsored by the Accounting Institutes and Societies in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Utah, and Texas, as well as seminars for local and state bar associations. He has been a guest lecturer at Lehigh University and Widener University Graduate Schools of Business. He has testified as an expert in Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Delaware, Florida, New York and Virginia, as well as the Chancery Court of Delaware, Federal Bankruptcy Court and Federal District Court.