Celebrity expert witness candidates typically have a background in contract law, crisis management, media relations, intellectual property law, and could have specific expertise in royalty rates arrangements or as a producer or agent. Public relations and reputation management are usually very important issues for a celebrity. In addition to business and marketing issues, celebrities also need to concern themselves with stalking and safety issues. Expert witness services for cases involving a celebrity could include research, an expert report, expert opinion, mediation, expert testimony and/or trial testimony. An economic damages expert could also be called upon to provide lost profits and damages expertise.
Cahn Litigation Services is often called on by law firms to identify specialists to support matters that involve celebrities, and has placed expert witnesses for a wide variety of matters including:
An expert witness should not only have substantive expertise, but also possess the ability to explain evidence to a judge and juror. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may require a professional with prior expert witness testimony experience. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to support all types of celebrity and entertainment industry matters.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Celebrity experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Celebrity landscape.
This expert is the founder and CEO of a large and respected source for celebrity talent and popular music rights. From multi-level celebrity endorsements to popular music clearance/licensing, the company is recognized as the foremost expert in negotiations, counsel and strategy.
This expert handles quotes and negotiations from hundreds of different agencies, and fully understands the world of music royalties. This expert has negotiated, arranged and contracted about 3,000 deals of every conceivable nature from trade show appearances and industrial film appearances to million-dollar national multi-media campaigns. Included also are royalty deals, endorsements, corporate performances, local, regional and national campaigns, international campaigns, etc. This expert has extensive expert witness experience, and has represented several high-profile clients.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Business (major field: marketing, minor field: psychology), and an MBA and B.S. in Advertising. This expert serves as Dean and Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration where this expert is responsible for the academic and professional leadership of the college. This expert has taught at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. This expert has published in many top marketing and advertising journals.
This expert's key research areas include celebrity endorsers and brand associations.
Prior to the academic career, this expert served as a Product Manager for a pet food company and consulted and/or provided executive training in the area of marketing strategy/brand management to a variety of corporations. Most of this expert's consulting work has been focused on either overall marketing planning (developing marketing plans) or specifically focused on helping the organization better understand and define their brand.
This expert's litigation experience is extensive.
This expert, who has practiced law for many years, is one of the most respected names in the field of intellectual property law and licensing. This expert was one of the founding partners of a major IP law firm. This expert has represented many of the leading property owners in the entertainment, sports, celebrity, corporate and art communities and has negotiated and drafted more than a thousand license agreements. This expert now serves as managing partner for a group representing a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, A-list celebrities, major toy companies, toy designers and design firms, leading consumer packaged goods companies, professional sports league players' associations, mixed martial arts leagues, colleges and universities, licensing agents and brokers, artists, designers and inventors. This expert has published more than 50 books on various aspects of licensing and licensing negotiation. This expert has been designated as an expert in more than 40 cases involving licensing and valuation issues, both in court and arbitration.