Effective Witness Preparation: Preparing the Witness for Battle
Fox Rothschild partners Ronald Shaffer and Eric Wood, from the Philadelphia and Atlantic City offices respectively, recently spoke at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Forensic Accounting Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services. The conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 24-25, 2008.
The pair presented “Effective Witness Preparation: Preparing the Witness for Battle.” The discussion focused on effective preparation of expert witnesses from selection through trial. Wood and Shaffer offered tips on drafting the report, the investigation, deposition preparation and setting the stage for trial.
Shaffer handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including trademarks, contracts, securities, corporate and shareholder disputes, trade secrets, civil rights, real estate, student loan lending, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices.
Wood litigates complex matters including medical malpractice on behalf of hospitals, physicians, and nurses; commercial matters, business disputes, and matters arising out of real estate transactions; trust and estate matters; and construction-related matters, representing owners, contractors, and design professionals.