September 16, 2013 Articles

Inviting the Cook to the Grocery Store: An Expert's Role in the Discovery Process

Leverage a financial expert early and often to protect your client's best interests

by Benjamin I.S. Bershad, Jason E. Bodmer, and Jacob M. Reed

For expert witnesses, acquiring accurate, timely, and comprehensive information is an important component in developing a reasonably certain opinion. Given the often contentious nature of commercial litigation, navigating the sometimes murky waters of discovery can be challenging, even for the most seasoned veteran of the courtroom. Involving a financial expert early and throughout a case is a proactive measure an attorney can take to ensure the proper questions are asked, the appropriate documents are requested, and that withheld information does not go unnoticed.

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