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Working With Counsel Through The Discovery Process: Identifying and Obtaining the Pertinent Information

 Working With Counsel Through The Discovery Process: Identifying and Obtaining the Pertinent Information
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 16PEW0317
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

This webinar will focus on the interaction between the expert and retaining counsel for purposes of identifying the relevant documents, the timely request of production of documents, and the efficient management of the document discovery process relevant for the economic damages expert. The discussion will focus on identifying the most effective and efficient time for expert retention, the value of the expert in the process of preparation for deposition testimony of relevant parties, and the information that the expert is to provide retaining counsel for the proper and sufficient document request. The webinar will utilize a modified actual case example in a complex litigation matter to recognize the challenges of identifying the relevant documents, providing counsel with information for the effective request of documents, and the timing of the discovery for purposes of an effective and complete evaluation of damages. The webinar will include a discussion of examples of challenges when document production is critically incomplete and challenges when expert retention is delayed.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Plan the process of identification of relevant documents in consultation with the economic damages expert
- Explain the information regarding the reasons for the request of specific documentation
- Identify specific documentation relevant for the economic damages expert's analysis
- Differentiate between the records required by the expert economist versus records for other experts
- Define the timing of identification and retention of the economic damages expert

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in the litigation process or who would like to improve their skills as an expert witness, attorneys, and insurance adjusters


Darrell Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF
Mr. Darrell D. Dorrell is a founding partner of financialforensics®, a boutique forensic accounting practice in Lake Oswego, OR. He practices in civil and criminal matters throughout the U.S. and has served as an expert witness/consultant in 500 /- matters; additional assignments exceed 1,000 /-. They include alter ego, anti-trust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, estate/gift taxes, family law, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets.

A nationally recognized speaker and author, Mr. Dorrell has delivered more than 100 training presentations on forensic accounting-related topics during the last five years. His presentations span 23 states (including 12 state CPA societies), Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has provided training to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), American Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Institute of Management Accountants, International Law Enforcement Auditors Association, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., and Turnaround Management Association.

Mr. Dorrell has published more than 70 articles in the American Journal of Family Law, Business Appraisal Practice, CPA Journal, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, Litigation Counselor, National Litigation Consultants' Review, The Value Examiner, RIA’s Valuation Strategies, and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Additionally, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Business Week, IR Magazine, the Portland Oregonian, the Practical Accountant and Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, a New York Times best-seller and authored the forensic accounting chapter in “Valuation for Dummies.” Also, he has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), WYNC “RadioLab,” the “Small Business Television” network, and the “First Business News Network Television.”

His financial forensics, forensic accounting, investigative, damages, valuation, fraud, and related expertise is extensive. Most significantly, he developed the Forensic Accounting/Investigation Methodology© (FA/IM©), and he co-authored for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) the March 2005, Vol. 53 No. 2 issue, i.e. Financial Forensics I-Counterterrorism: Conventional Tools for Unconventional Warfare and the May 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3 issue Financial Forensics II-Forensic Accounting: Counterterrorism Tactical Weaponry. Both issues are available via the public site: