WEBINAR: Tips on How Lawyers Find Expert Witnesses, The Trial Lawyer's Perspective

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November 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM PST 
Pre-Paid (Member): $0.00 
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $30.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $0.00 
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $30.00

Join fellow expert witnesses for the FEWA Virtual Academy hosted by the Forensic Expert Witness Association. This presentation is free for FEWA members, a login link will be emailed to all registered attendees before the webinar.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Secure your spot today! 




  • Identify ways in which to improve market opportunities.
  • Learn strategies for being effective to be considered to provide expert consulting or testimony services
  • Identify how to avoid pitfalls

 Moderator: John Levitske


Mark A. Nadeau, Esq. 
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Managing Partner – Phoenix Office
National Chair Business & Commercial Litigation

Mark Nadeau is an advocate involved in complex commercial cases throughout the United States and has represented clients in many high-profile disputes. He is the DLA Piper National Co-Chair for Business and Commercial Litigation. 

Amongst the cases is significant industry focused work involving television, aviation, real estate hospitality, energy, trade secret and unfair business practice matters. His work in the energy sector has involved disputes concerning off-shore platform construction and insurance issues, nuclear plant and rod exchange programs, pipeline line siting and failures, drilling and extraction issues, as well as take or pay litigation. He successfully defeated a natural gas "cost of service gas" program involving long-term hedging of gas before five state public utilities commissions. He has served as lead counsel in high-profile satellite television multibillion-dollar disputes involving retransmission and antitrust issues. On behalf of several aviation and launch-system clients, he has worked on issues involving rocket technology, joint venture disputes, cockpit avionics, license and patent claims, airworthiness, airframe and engine performance financing. With an extensive background in all types of real estate disputes, Mark has acted as lead counsel on several multi-party construction and hospitality cases involving the acquisition, development, financing, operation, and management of hotels, resorts, spas and golf courses. He has defended many class action suits.

Beyond a very active litigation practice in the United States, his international arbitration practice spans Europe, Asia and South America. Mark is widely recognized as a leading commentator and has chaired numerous symposia on international dispute resolution.

At DLA Piper, Mark is the founding partner of the Phoenix office, where he now acts as the co-managing partner and chair of the office's litigation department. He is also a former member of DLA Piper's Policy Committee.

The respected research firm Chambers & Partners has repeatedly recognized Mark in Chambers USA, as "clients explain that he brings a creative way of thinking and solving problems to matters," and the directory has noted that "he is championed for his 'direct approach and honest appraisal of a client's case.'" Clients have reported that Mark "has a unique ability to read people and situations, and to help clients predict outcomes and assess risk." He has been praised as a "very reliable source on tactics, litigation and arbitration on an international scale," and "an excellent lawyer, tactically and strategically" who is also "very responsive and experienced, and he's knowledgeable."

In 2009 and 2013, AZ Business magazine listed Mark on its "Top Lawyers List," which recognized him in the categories of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, construction and real estate. Mark has been featured by Attorney-at-Law magazine in a cover story on his practice and personal history. Also, he has been recognized by such publications as the American Lawyer for his use of technology in the presentation of courtroom evidence.

Mark also regularly teaches on oral advocacy and trial tactics. In October 2010, Mark was appointed an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law. He teaches a course each fall semester on International Arbitration, and provides oral advocacy training to moot court members.

He is a published author, with articles concerning trade competition, product liability and dispute resolution for transfers of technology. He is one of seven prominent members of the legal community who published a book and addressed members of the United Nations at the World Summit on Transfers of Technology.

The Center for International Legal Studies in Austria has designated him a fellow of the center, and he is also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is on the Board of Advisors for the LL.M. Program offered by the Center of International Legal Studies and Suffolk University and is on the Advisory Board to the Institute of Transnational Arbitration. Mark also serves on the Advisory Council for a consortium of more than 70 law schools focused on Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers. He is an active participant on a number of projects involving the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. See, Additionally, Mark's pro bono work is substantial, both regionally and internationally. He has worked extensively on legal system issues in Guyana (South America) and in Tanzania (Africa).


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