Red Flags for Retained Experts

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Chapter Event: Northern California


Working as a retained expert can be financially and emotionally rewarding.  Clients, counsel, courts and juries will listen to you opine about your area of expertise, but there are a number of red flags that experienced experts can see a mile away and know how to avoid at all costs. 

Join us on March 13th to network with your fellow experts and learn how advanced experts handle hypothetical questions, incomplete narratives, false logic, and red flags such as:

  •          Last minute retention
  •          Litigators vs. trial attorneys (how to tell the difference)
  •          Consulting vs. Testifying  
  •          Getting ghosted by the attorney
  •          Slow retention, slow payments
  •          Informational abyss
  •          Cram sessions
  •          Getting beyond your comfort zone
  •          Hurry up and wait, their fire is not your emergency
  •          Being able to look yourself in the mirror (self r-e-s-p-e-c-t)


6:00PM - Networking
6:15PM - Dinner, self introductions, and networking
7:00PM - Program and Q&A
8:30PM - Adjourn


Joshua D. Cohen

Joshua D. Cohen is an attorney with Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. Josh chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and counsels business, technology and real estate clients, addressing their sophisticated litigation issues. He represents clients in litigation prevention, mediation, arbitration and trial in state and federal courts. He has a proven track record of success in high-stakes trials, arbitrations, and appeals.

In 1994 Josh served as an extern for Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and in 1995 for Assemblyman Phillip L. Isenberg, Chair of Judiciary Committee for the California State Assembly.

Josh has litigated disputes regarding-trade secret misappropriation, high-tech product defects, indemnification and warranty, trademark and copyright infringement, licensing, cannabis related IP issues, and employment matters, breach of contract disputes, and has litigated actions regarding unfair competition/business practices, fraud, franchise disputes, and cases involving breach of warranty and fiduciary duty.

Josh has worked in real estate/land use litigation representing major residential and commercial developers, as well as contractors and individuals, in disputes regarding purchase and sale, brokers' commissions, contractor licensing, non-disclosure/fraud/concealment actions and land use issues. He has defended cannabis businesses against unfair competition lawsuits and counseled cannabis businesses regarding ways to minimize their exposure to government and private liabilities. He represents food and beverage clients facing product defect claims, supplier and customer disputes as well as intellectual property issues.

This event has been approved for 1 CFLC credit


Basque Cultural Center
559 Railroad Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080


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