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Chapter Event: Los Angeles

Venue: DLA Piper (US, Los Angeles)

Expert Malpractice: Lack of Discovery and Insufficient Support

Join your fellow experts at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Lunch Meeting!

Expert Witnesses must testify on issues that are beyond common knowledge in order to be essential to legal proceedings that involve professional, technical, medical or scientific subject matter.

Regardless of the experience of the expert, it is most important for Forensic Experts to recognize and avoid the various traps that may lead to expert malpractice. This essential topic will help experts stay out of trouble, manage your relationship with retaining counsel, avoid ethics and liability concerns, better understand the importance of proper discovery, and discern the responsibilities of the attorney and the responsibilities of the expert.

Come meet and network with our law partners, experts and professionals. Be prepared to introduce yourself with your best elevator pitch.

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**Parking at the building is around $35. It is recommended that you park at the Century City Mall**

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Ellyn S. Garofalo, Esq., DLA Piper

Ellyn S. Garofalo has extensive trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex civil matters involving healthcare, professional negligence, real estate, and shareholder and partnership disputes.

Ellyn represents a roster of celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom. Her criminal and regulatory work includes defending individuals and corporations in a broad range of matters including healthcare fraud, medical licensing issues, insurance fraud and bank fraud. She has significant experience handling Fifth Amendment issues implicated in parallel civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings.

John Moscarino, Esq., Valle Makoff

John Moscarino represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. His practice encompasses such diverse areas as professional malpractice, sports and entertainment, securities fraud, labor and employment, real estate, defamation, intellectual property, unfair competition and related business torts. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Moscarino has handled numerous appeals. He regularly represents clients in arbitrations and mediations and has served as a mediator himself.

Mr. Moscarino has served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters.

Mr. Moscarino has written and lectured extensively on a variety of business-related topics. He regularly teaches in the Deposition Skills program sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Mr. Moscarino is:

  • The youngest person on the Los Angeles Business Journal's 1997 list of the "50 Top L.A. Lawyers You Should Know."
  • Profiled in the "20 under 40" feature of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals.
  • On the inaugural list of "Southern California Super Lawyers" in 2004 and listed as a "Super Lawyer" every year since then.
  • A Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Mr. Moscarino is a graduate of both Dartmouth College and the UCLA School of Law and has been an active fundraiser for both.

Kathryn Arnold - Moderator

Kathryn Arnold has over 20 years of hands on experience in the film production, finance and distribution arenas. Having produced and/or directed over 6 feature films, Live streaming television, dozens of commercials, corporate videos and events, as well as working as an executive in both the studio and independent film environment, Ms. Arnold understands the inner workings of the entertainment industry, its hiring practices, business development, 

financing, distribution and the economic complexities and nuances involved in a world that very few understand. Working closely with each client, she brings the full benefit of this valuable experience to bear on the client's unique case.

Ms. Arnold has been retained as an expert witness and consultant on over 4 dozen cases, with plaintiffs and defendants, such as producers, production companies, studios, investors, banks, actors, writers, directors, on-air personalities, spokespersons, production crew, and other entertainment related personnel.

She has provided expert testimony, reporting, consultation, financial forecasting and referrals for clients on cases regarding economic damage and lost wages from copyright infringement, breach of contract, disfigurement, personal injury, wrongful death, and economic downturn. Ms. Arnold has prepared expert reports and provided deposition and trial testimony in matters before state and federal courts and in arbitration. Clients include Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Jenner & Block, Bowles & Verna LLP; Haynes & Boone; Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp; Hosp, Gilbert, Bergsten & Hough among others.

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