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Employment expert witnesses typically have background and expertise in employment law, vocational rehabilitation, and/or human resource management. Economic experts specializing in economic loss, earning capacity, and other financial issues, and could be called in to provide economic damage calculation support. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the attorney team may request an employment specialist that has prior expert witness testimony experience.

There are several organizations that oversee labor law and employment law issues, overseen by the US Department of Labor (USDOL). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing employment laws regarding discrimination against an applicant or employee due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards for safe and healthy work conditions.

Expert witness services by an employment specialist could include record review, research, expert report preparation, vocational expert opinion testimony, depositions, and expert testimony in court. In addition, a law firm may seek an employment or human resources expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Supporting the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has many years of experience identifying candidates to provide expert witness services for employment issues. Example employment cases that Cahn Litigation has sourced expert witnesses for include wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, workplace violence, life care planning, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), vocational assessment and job analysis, social security, personal injury, workers’ compensation, labor market, and workplace investigations.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Employment experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Employment landscape.

Expert Witness #249110

This expert focuses on employment law and with the policies and practices that this body of law requires. This expert has testified before the EEOC Commissioners on Employment Best Practices and has contributed to a Practice Guide on Employment Litigation, used widely by attorneys and jurists. This expert provides consulting and advice on executive employment agreements, non-compete and trade secret agreements, hiring and firing practices, and corporate/employer compliance. This expert is a frequent presenter at legal and industry conferences, and has experience as an expert witness.

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Expert Witness #255055

This expert holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and serves as associate professor of management a Business College. Specializing in adverse impact analysis and validating employment selection procedures, this expert has worked for Fortune 100 companies and government organizations where this expert provided human resource solutions for identifying and developing talent. This expert has provided HR solutions for a diverse range of occupations and industries including public safety, health care, transportation, skilled trades, clerical, management, and various other blue and white collar jobs. This expert has extensive experience developing minimum qualifications, selection/promotional examinations, including selection procedures for positions under Federal Consent Decree. This expert's selection systems have met the legal and professional scrutiny of the Department of Justice, plaintiff attorneys, and renowned Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, and this expert has experience providing litigation support. This expert has used expertise to:

-  Serve as an expert witness in federal courts.
-  Develop, validate, and defend selection procedures for a defendant in federal court, ultimately bringing an end to the longest-running employment discrimination case and consent decree in U.S. history.
-  Testify in federal court for plaintiffs in the first age discrimination case in U.S. history that was based on disparate impact in employment selection.
-  Serve as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This expert has presented, published, and reviewed research in the areas of selection, performance management, career development, diversity and training. This expert is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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Expert Witness #263957

This expert holds a PhD in Economics and is President and Founder of a consultancy specializing in economic damages and loss analysis for civil litigation matters. This expert regularly provides economic reports and advice to both plaintiff and defense attorneys on cases that involve employment disputes and lost profits from business cases.

As a trained economist with quantitative and technical skills grounded in scientific theory, this expert helps juries understand how to value and analyze earning potential or calculate losses based on a set of variables unique to each case. This expert has provided economic and statistical analysis of damages for plaintiffs and defendants in areas such as:

  • Loss of business profits
    • Projection of “but for” profits that would have occurred but for claimed tort
    • Where warranted, adjustment of past profits to account for true economic depreciation of business assets
    • Past loss and present value of future loss
    • Calculations relevant to punitive damages
  • Employment discrimination, wages and hours
    • Statistical analysis of employment discrimination claims
    • Loss of present value of future earning capacity
    • Loss of back pay and front pay, including fringe benefits
    • Analysis regarding class actions as well as individual plaintiffs
  • Wrongful death
  • Personal injury

In addition, this expert is a tenured Associate Professor teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and related Economic Theory and an active member of the National Association of Forensic Economics and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

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Expert Witness #260108

This expert is an expert in ADA employment and ADA accommodations and modifications. This expert is also an expert in occupational determinations. This expert's Master's Degree is in Rehabilitation counseling and this expert has been a Committee Co-Chair for a Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. This expert has significant experience as an expert witness serving plaintiffs in disability and ADA matters where employment matters are at issue.

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Expert Witness #259170

This expert has served as a testifying expert in 17 wrongful termination / employment matters and serves as Managing Director of a firm. This expert holds a doctorate in economics and has focused on consulting and forensic economics for many. This expert is well-published with numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves as an Adjunct Professor.

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Expert Witness #250880

This expert holds an MA and ABD in Economics and serves as Principal and Senior Economist for a highly successful consultancy. This expert has worked extensively on forensic economics cases involving employment law, valuation, personal injury, and wrongful death. This expert has participated in several cases in which this expert and colleagues have valued the compensation of various doctors, and in some cases, the progression of their careers through medical school, the residency program, etc. This expert is familiar with the compensation packages offered to doctors including those packages that provide incentive pay. This expert is also very familiar with the statistical data available regarding compensation for doctors (e.g., the Physicians' Compensation Survey, etc.). This expert spent several years teaching economics at multiple colleges. Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this expert was an award-winning educator, receiving Professor of the Year Award two years in a row. This expert's areas of expertise include money, banking and financial markets, corporate finance, and government and business. This expert has lectured on consumer safety, measuring the impact of positive and negative externalities, and evaluating market and government responses to these externalities. This expert is a member of the Eastern Economic Association and the American Monetary Institute. This expert has played and will continue to play a critical role in expanding the group's commercial damages business by integrating considerable knowledge of valuation and political economy into the existing portfolio of comprehensive services offered by the firm.

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Expert Witness #255955

For many years, this expert has delivered consulting services and expert testimony in commercial litigation matters concerning economic, financial, and business issues. While this expert is primarily focused on the calculation of economic damages, this expert has also assessed liability and provided non-litigation consulting services. As a consultant in a variety of complex litigation matters, this expert has advised on issues involving intellectual property disputes, breach of contract, predatory pricing and buying, antitrust monopolization, personal injury, and employment disputes. This expert's experience spans industries such as semiconductors, computers, consumer products and financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. This expert has been the designated expert witness or non-litigation project leader in more than 70 matters, including cases involving intellectual property (patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and copyright infringement), breach of contract, class actions, personal injury, employment disputes, and consulting on reasonable license terms (non-litigation). This expert has provided sworn testimony eight times at deposition, three times at arbitration, at trial in state court, and three times at trial in U.S. District Court.

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Expert Witness #249317

This expert specializes in Title IX campus investigations, expert witness work, workplace coaching for employees and supervisors and conflict resolution training. This expert is a Title IX hearing officer and trained mediator through a prestigious university, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a certified EEOC investigator. This expert is an experienced investigator in Title IX assault claims, and a founding member of a training firm for Title IX investigations. This expert is experienced in testifying regarding completed investigations. This expert also provides hearing officer and mediation services, as well as advice and counseling regarding employment matters. This expert provides consulting regarding optimal management practices, including one-on-one executive coaching.

In addition, this expert conducts workplace investigations into claims of misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and claims of improper activities. This expert is experienced in conducting Internal Affairs investigations, and those involving the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. This expert is also an experienced and effective trainer, and provides training to all levels of management on a variety of legal issues, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention. This expert has provided in-house training to staff investigators regarding how to conduct effective investigations that focus on ensuring that internal reviews are fair and thorough, as required by law. This expert's training is consistently rated excellent and focuses on best practices and practical approaches and solutions. This expert has written online training courses in the areas of sexual harassment prevention and best employment practices.

This expert has served as Counsel to a major university where this expert served as an active member and collaborated on a variety of campus team projects and standing committees, including the Ethics Advisory Committee, the Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case Management Team, and the Student Crisis Response Team. This expert provided direction regarding the proper administration of personnel actions, corrective action and progressive discipline, up to and including dismissals. This expert has served as counsel to the statewide ethics watchdog, a state Fair Political Practices Commission, where this expert provided continuing legal education training for attorneys statewide, and ethics training to state employees as mandated by state law. This expert wrote formal advice letters, drafted regulations and advised the Commission on a variety of legal matters. In addition, this expert litigated in state and federal courts.

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