Surviving a Daubert Challenge: How to Bulletproof Your Expert


Date:  Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central time
CPE Credit:  One Credit Hour (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)
Presenter:  Rand Gambrell

In 1993, the Supreme Court’s opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. addressed the admissibility of expert scientific testimony in federal trials. In 1999, the decision in Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael clarified that Daubert criteria are applicable to all types of expert testimony in federal jurisdictions, not just testimony relating to science. Join us as we discuss recent trends in Daubert challenges and discuss steps attorneys and financial experts can take to help increase their chances of surviving a challenge under the Daubert standards.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss trends in Daubert challenges and why they won’t be going away any time soon
  • Identify federal circuits adjudicating the most Daubert challenges and those most likely to exclude expert testimony
  • Identify types of cases in which expert testimony is most frequently excluded
  • Discuss reasons for excluding financial expert testimony and how attorneys and their experts can protect themselves

CPE Information

Audience:  Attorneys and accounting professionals who practice, or have an interest in, forensic accounting and litigation support

Program Level:  Intermediate
Delivery Method:  Group Internet-Based
Advance Preparation:  None
Prerequisites:  Comparable knowledge to attorneys and accounting professionals who practice, or have an interest in, forensic accounting and litigation support.
Refund Policy:  There is no fee associated with this webinar.

Contact Information 
If you have concerns or would like information regarding program cancellation policies or CPE credit, contact us at, at 800.472.2745 or visit BKD’s FAQs.


Rand provides business valuation services, forensic accounting, economic damage analysis, fraud auditing and bankruptcy and restructuring services, including serving as an expert witness. He also performs valuations for transactions and restructurings and economic analyses of damage resulting from business interruption and breach of contract.

Rand Gambrell – who has written posts on BKD Forensics.

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