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This panel examines the tough decisions of whether experts are necessary in various fields, when cost outweighs benefits or is prohibitive, and how to maximize direct and cross-examinations. Topics include using economists, vocationalists, doctors, psychologists, statisticians, and consultants on “best practices” in investigations, and the importance of reports, prior testimony, qualifications, and a Federal Rule of Evidence 702 hearing.
Randolph H. Freking Randolph H. Freking, a founder of Freking & Betz, is Chair of the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association. A graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, Mr. Freking has represented five different plaintiffs since 1994 who have received...MoreRandolph H. Freking, a founder of Freking & Betz, is Chair of the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association. A graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, Mr. Freking has represented five different plaintiffs since 1994 who have received jury verdicts of at least one million dollars in damages. During the same time span, he has been trial counsel for 17 other individual plaintiffs who have received substantial jury verdicts, and he represented a class of 150 former employees in a plant closing case which was settled on a favorable basis. Mr. Freking has been included in every edition of “Best Lawyers in America” since 1994, he is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, and he lives in Cincinnati with his wife and four children. Collapse
Mark Hammons, Sr. Mark Hammons, Sr. attended undergraduate school at the University of Oklahoma and received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University in 1976. He served three terms as an Oklahoma state representative from 1972 to 1978. Mr. Hammons is admitted...MoreMark Hammons, Sr. attended undergraduate school at the University of Oklahoma and received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University in 1976. He served three terms as an Oklahoma state representative from 1972 to 1978. Mr. Hammons is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the Northern District of Texas, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the founder and President of the Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association and the head of the Tenth Circuit affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He was appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Hammons has been selected for two (2) full terms on the Executive Board and has served as Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee and Co-Chair of the Affiliate Relations Committee along with other committee appointments. Collapse
Michael A. Sullivan Michael A. Sullivan is the Treasurer of NELA-Georgia. He is a partner with Finch McCranie, LLP in Atlanta, who represents whistleblowers worldwide in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act, in the IRS Whistleblower Program, and in the new SEC...MoreMichael A. Sullivan is the Treasurer of NELA-Georgia. He is a partner with Finch McCranie, LLP in Atlanta, who represents whistleblowers worldwide in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act, in the IRS Whistleblower Program, and in the new SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs. Mr. Sullivan has worked with the False Claims Act since the late 1980s and has both defended and prosecuted cases under the False Claims Act. Since the December 2006 beginning of the new IRS Whistleblower Program, Mr. Sullivan has also represented IRS whistleblowers in submissions totaling billions of dollars. He has also worked with the IRS Whistleblower Office staff in presenting programs on best practices in pursuing IRS Whistleblower claims. In 2009 and again in 2010, Mr. Sullivan was consulted by staff members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to discuss how the new SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act should operate. He has also met with the SEC and CFTC Chairmen and senior staff to recommend changes to the proposed rules for SEC and CFTC Whistleblower claims. Mr. Sullivan helped draft Georgia’s two qui tam statutes, the 2007 “State False Medicaid Claims Act,” and the 2012 “Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act.” He is also the co-author of www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com. Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob in Atlanta from 1984-86. From 1995-98, Mr. Sullivan served as a federal prosecutor in the Independent Counsel investigation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the prosecution of former Secretary of the Interior James Watt. He also has defended businesses and individuals in white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including financial fraud and tax investigations. Collapse
June 26, 2013
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Analyzing The Use Of Experts In Employment Cases - Audio
Analyzing The Use Of Experts In Employment Cases - PPT
Analyzing The Use Of Experts In Employment Cases - Handout
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