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


Expert Witness #122855

This expert is considered one of the leading national experts on textile flammability and protective clothing and leads a highly respected fire safety consultancy. This expert frequently provides consulting to clothing manufacturers and end user organizations on proper design, selection, testing, and use of protective clothing and related equipment. This expert has written or coauthored over 120 reports, papers, and articles on various aspects of textile flammability and protective clothing and has been an invited as speaker for over 150 presentations.

This expert is responsible for promulgation of ASTM standards on test methods for physical, chemical, biological, thermal protection and human factors, comprehensive NFPA standards on fire fighter, chemical, and biological protective clothing; and 10 ISO standards on different areas of personnel protection.

This expert is considered a leader in textile flammability and has a thorough understanding of textile, rubber, plastic physical properties; flame and heat properties; chemical, biological, and particulate barrier properties; and comfort and ergonomic properties; laboratory auditing.

This expert has been involved in numerous projects and contracts for development of specific protective textile systems, evaluation of products against industry standards, support of new product introductions into specific market niches, identification of industry technology needs, and determination of safety/health hazards for particular applications. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony.


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Expert Witness #250720

This expert holds a PhD in analytical chemistry which includes general training in spectroscopic and spectrometric analysis. While in Industry, this expert utilized infrared spectroscopy as a procedure for product monitoring. This expert utilized chromatographic methods with UV and fluorescence spectroscopy for drug analysis. At a University this expert taught applications in FTIR analysis and performed testing including determination of unknown drugs of abuse. This expert continues to use infrared spectroscopy in teaching and research and Raman Spectroscopy for toxicological analysis. During a sabbatical, this expert also assisted with a project involving Raman detection of drugs of abuse. This expert's current efforts in Raman Spectroscopy have been funded by the National Institute of Justice. In this project this expert is developing high sensitivity procedures for Raman Spectroscopy for use in the detection of drugs of abuse in saliva and other body fluids. This expert has also developed similar procedures previously for analysis of benzodiazepines. This expert has been involved as an expert witness in one prior patent litigation; a pharmaceutical patent infringement case. The rest of this expert's expert witness experience has been either civil or criminal.


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Expert Witness #255754

This expert holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is a licensed registered Professional Engineer (PE). This expert brings to the table many years as a consultant, specializing in both the design and the forensics aspects of engineering design for consumer and industrial machine systems. As President of a highly sought-after consultancy, this expert provides on-site product testing and laboratory services as well as computer animation and simulation, accident reconstruction and safety audits.

This expert has prior litigation experience and has worked as an expert on patent matters. This includes the evaluation of pivoting/extendable/ expandable/telescoping devices. This expert was involved in the evaluation of patents on an extensible boom and traversing boom system for telescoping rough terrain lift trucks. This dispute focused on the method in which the extendable carriage system framework mechanism functioned. In forensic work, this expert has reviewed and researched hundreds of patents, and written reports regarding all sorts of pivoting and extendable mechanical devices, including rotating and extending dock levelers, extendable/telescoping ladder systems (household and truck mounted), extendable boom lift trucks, scissor lifts, etc.

In addition to work as a consultant, this expert serves as adjunct faculty. Through this expert's teaching experience, this expert has become adept and taking complicated mechanisms and devices and making them easy to understand for the lay person.


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Expert Witness #255894

This expert brings to the table many years of experience in the areas of materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations. This expert holds both a BS and MS in Materials Engineering. Specializing in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, with extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing, this expert's work has encompassed metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress states and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials from across a broad range of industries. Much of this expert's background centers around the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing.

Although this expert's work has supported a broad spectrum of industries, this expert has worked with natural gas suppliers/distributors for most of this expert's career. This expert's work within the natural gas industry has been generally associated with large, catastrophic incidents, with state regulatory agencies involved, where this expert was tasked with identifying root cause. However, this expert has also been involved with evaluation and replacement programs, including the fit-for-service evaluation of cast iron pipes sections removed from existing lines.  

This expert has provided litigation support to select clients for many years, with this expert's first project assisting a subrogation specialist successfully resolving a dispute regarding the fracture of a cast iron fire hydrant line that flooded the bottom floor of a building. This expert's litigation support clients have represented a wide range of industries, including natural gas. This expert has been involved with over 100 litigated or pre-litigation matters, and has provided deposition testimony approximately thirteen times.


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Expert Witness #260507

This expert is recognized as an expert in chemistry, hazardous materials, metallurgical and plastics failure analysis and fire and explosion investigations. This expert is the founder and chief technologist for a nationally recognized fire science and forensic laboratory and specialized burn facility, equipped with among other apparatus, fabric flammability test cabinets, instruments used to characterize fabric density, warp/weave and composition (synthetic, cotton, blend, FR etc.), and a cone calorimeter which is a standard test method to characterize the fire performance of materials.

This expert performs investigation according to recognized and professional standard practices and methodologies for engineering failure analysis and fire investigation with results supported by testing, analysis, codes, standards and literature. Familiar with existing test methods on soft furnishings as well as changes in regulations with respect to fire retardants and fire testing, this expert often performs instrumented, modified standard or ad hoc fire tests on these materials.

This expert was the lead engineer that developed tests and criteria for assessing the burning rate hazard of solid chemical oxidizers based on research and testing at bench and intermediate scales that was accepted by the fire codes. This expert has training in Regulatory Fire Tests and is a principal member on a technical committee which addresses room fire hazards including fuel loads like furniture. This expert is also very familiar with other industry guides including the SFPE.

This expert has training in hazard assessment methodologies, failure analysis and hazardous waste operations and emergency response. This expert serves on hazardous chemical, combustible metals and combustible dust technical committees as well as on technical panels overseeing research related to hazards associated with combustible dusts, antifreeze in home sprinkler systems and separation distances.

This expert has been retained as a consulting and testifying expert by numerous law firms, insurance companies and corporations.


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Expert Witness #261998

This expert has owned and operated an independent lab. This expert provides a testing/grading laboratory and is an appraiser of diamonds & gemstones & all types of jewelry & watches, coins & currency, silver and related personal property. This expert also provides consultation regarding gemstone and jewelry industry practices. This expert has many years of gemstone cutting, re-cutting and treatment services. This expert is also a jewelry designer and broker of jewelry, watches and coins in the resale market.


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Expert Witness #262490

This expert is a lead lighting research scientist. This expert is currently the PI on projects investigating the impact of outdoor lighting on human health, the Spectral Effects of new light sources on roadways, the visibility of police vehicles and is the subject matter lead for an office Safety contract. This expert is also an Associate Professor in a School of Architecture and Design. This expert is the author of over 80 published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility. This expert is involved in the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

This expert joined a lighting company as the manager of the Corporate Calibration and Standards Laboratory where this expert was responsible for the measurement and calibration of light sources. This expert has also worked as a luminaire designer, operations manager, and project engineer.

This expert designs lighting systems, primarily for roadways, using commercially available products. This expert determines how much light is on the road, the mounting specifications and longitudinal spacing. Once installed, this expert performs human factors testing looking at detection distances and visual performance issues. This expert has mounted and road tested most of the luminaires (~200 types) on a testing roadway.

This expert has extensive litigation experience including many depositions and one trial.


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Expert Witness #267522

This expert has many years of microbiology experience including practical proficiencies in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device research and development, manufacturing quality and business development.  This expert also brings to the table practical experience as a microbiology expert witness in patent litigation and product liability cases. This expert has successfully served as a microbiology expert witness on numerous cases, representing branded and generic drug companies, corporations and individuals, plaintiffs and defendants. This expert has supported clients during fact finding/expert discovery and claim construction in addition to providing consultation, patent review, expert opinion, deposition and trial testimony. This expert has also provided technical guidance to counsel in preparation of taking depositions.

This expert has significant education, training, skill sets and experience, and has provided legal support as a consultant and expert witness in many areas, including:

  • Pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Sterility assurance
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • FDA regulatory compliance
  • Contamination control
  • Sterilization
  • Preservative and antimicrobial effectiveness
  • Compounding pharmacy microbiology
  • United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) testing
  • Laboratory operations
  • Ophthalmic formulations and contact lens care

This expert’s capabilities span a wide range of applications and functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing
    • Sterility assurance and aseptic processing
    • cGMP compliance
    • Investigations of microbial excursions, presence of objectionable organisms and out-of specification findings
    • Contamination control and bioburden reduction strategies for sterile and non-sterile fill-finish facilities
    • Manufacturing isolator and RABS design, cycle development and microbiological validation
    • Process development
    • Manufacturing facility design and qualification
    • Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
    • Environmental monitoring (sterile and nonsterile)
    • Fermentation, recovery and purification microbiological control (API, bulk drug)
    • Process water monitoring and maintenance
    • Disinfection and sterilization
    • Cleaning validation
    • Audit readiness
    • Rapid microbiological method (RMM) validation and implementation
  • Microbiology Laboratory
    • Laboratory audits, optimization and management
    • Laboratory design, qualification, optimization and automation
    • Sterility test isolator design, cycle development and microbiological validation
    • cGMP compliance
    • Microbiology method suitability testing, including the harmonized Sterility Test and Microbial Limits Test, Antimicrobial Effectiveness testing, USP 1223 and1227
    • Sterility testing (harmonized)
    • Antimicrobial and preservative effectiveness testing
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Pharmaceutical-grade water analysis
    • Bioburden and microbiological examination of nonsterile products (harmonized Microbial Limits Test)
    • Disinfectant effectiveness validation
    • Microbial identification strategies and instrument/method validation, including gene sequencing and MALDI
    • Endotoxin analysis and method validation
    • SOP and protocol development
    • Method validation and technology transfer
    • Pharmacopoeia (e.g., USP, Ph. Eur., JP) interpretation and compliance
    • Risk assessments (e.g., objectionable organisms, microbial data deviation, bioburden excursions)
    • Documentation and data management
    • Rapid microbiological method (RMM) validation and implementation
  • Quality, Regulatory and Product Development
  • Failure investigations and root cause analysis
  • Microbial data deviation investigations
  • Audit response (e.g., FDA 483, warning letters, consent decree)
  • Regulatory submission support associated with microbiological processes (e.g., NDA, ANDA, IND, BLA, marketing authorization)
  • Pharmacopoeia (e.g., USP, Ph. Eur., JP) compliance
  • Contact lens care and ophthalmic formulation development, manufacturing, stability testing and product release
  • USP 797 compliance, pharmaceutical compounding of sterile preparations (compounding pharmacies)

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Expert Witness #244401

This expert is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of storage systems, having led the design and implementation of many state-of-the-art storage systems. This expert has served on peer-review committees for premier publication venues covering all aspects of storage system research, including systems that provide redundant remote access to remote data and metadata, take snapshots for the purpose of backups, and enforced security policy for access storage. This expert has served as an expert witness in a case involving deduplication technologies in highly virtualized storage systems. 

This expert is a Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering. This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science & Engineering, holds a BS in Computer Science & Mathematics, and is a named inventor on two US Patents.


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