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


Expert Witness #225926

This expert is president and Founder of a highly successful, internationally acclaimed consulting firm, offering services in usability science, formal user-centered product design, high-performance user interface design and design IP rights. This expert is a Certified Human Factors Engineering Professional BCPE. This expert has managed over 4,000 research and development projects over a long career as a leading expert in human factors engineering, product design, and design research.

This expert has a BS in Industrial Design and a Masters in ergonomics and biomechanics. This expert worked directly with product design pioneers. This expert was directly responsible for research and development of mission-critical user interfaces, including the design of primary trading systems. This expert's experience spans many years and includes consumer, commercial, military, and aerospace applications. This expert served on several national and international panels and has chaired two ANSI standards committees. This expert has consulted with many leading corporations on strategic issues of screen-based UX optimization, product design, usability science, Intellectual property, and fixed to virtual migration of products and services.

This expert has served as an expert in over 75 major IP cases covering design patents, trade dress, copyright, utility patents related to GUI & product design for the most demanding and high-visibility clients and law firms. The following is an example of the research services this expert offers designed to improve legal outcomes in an increasingly complex litigation environment:

-  Pre-Complaint Rapid Infringement Assessment
-  Prior Art Research and Analysis (Unconventional Sources)
-  Consumer Research for the Ordinary Observer Test
-  Design Patent Damages Research and Strategy
-  Consumer Research for Copyright Infringement Analysis
-  Specialized Trial Visual Aid and Demonstration Development
-  Trial Narrative Testing
-  Design Change Analysis to Reduce Possible Infringement

This expert holds numerous U.S. and international patents and has been quoted as an expert in the field. This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on UX optimization, usability science, user interface design and IP related matters. This expert lectures at leading graduate programs.


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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 #258116

This expert brings to the table many years of experience as the principle investigator of a highly successful forensic consultancy specializing in the fields of Human Factors, Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical), a Master's Degree in Safety, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. This expert also serves as adjunct associate professor in a Systems and Industrial Engineering Department in a College of Engineering.

Throughout the years, this expert has been retained to investigate systems for probable potential incident causes due to oversights or mistakes due to design, manufacture, construction and/or maintenance of a product or premise. Using forensic methods coupled with the principles and practices for human factors/ergonomics, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and safety engineering to analyze incidents, these investigations are intended to result in recommendations for modifications of the existing system to reduce the probability of future occurrences. This expert's investigations generally include looking at human performance characteristics and the interaction with the other system components: other humans, the technology, the environment, and the interfaces that are intended to facilitate the interactions. The various human performance characteristics can include 1) the physical (anthropometry, kinematics, strength, joint range of motion), 2) physiological (the sensory systems, performance capacity), 3) psychological (decision making, risk identification, assessment, and aversion, perception, expectations, information processing, communications), and 4) biomechanics (injury causation, forces applied to the body, forces applied by the body).

This expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters. This expert's unique educational and experiential background, combined with meticulous attention to detail provide clients with exceptionally high-quality reports, qualified expert testimony, and effective technical case management.
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