Use of Experts in Employment Litigation: A CLE Primer for In-House Counsel
Many garden-variety employment claims do not need defense expert witnesses, but for high-stakes, big-dollar, and/or collective or class actions, experts should be seriously considered. Strategic deployment of effective experts – ranging from statisticians, forensic computer technologists and human resources professionals to handwriting experts, CPAs and psychiatrists – can be instrumental in winning cases or significantly reducing settlement values. Likewise, in prosecuting noncompete and trade secret claims against former employees, experts can make or break the case.
Spend an hour with two of our experienced skilled trial lawyers who have extensive experience utilizing a broad array of experts. They will share practical insights on whether and when to use experts and the types of experts that add value in certain cases, and offer guidance on managing expert fees.