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The Steve Houck Antitrust Expert Training Academy Fall 2022

The Steve Houck Antitrust Expert Training Academy Fall 2022

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The Steve Houck Antitrust Expert Training Academy is a three-day virtual program conducted by the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section that will teach, advance, and improve the skills of young lawyers in working with experts with an emphasis on direct participation. This program will be held virtually.  Registration includes course materials.

HOW IT WORKS

This is an advanced trial advocacy program intended to provide lawyers with an antitrust background the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in utilizing economic experts, who are key participants in almost any antitrust litigation. Lecture subjects include: Using Experts in Antitrust Cases, Taking and Defending Expert Depositions in Antitrust Cases, and Presenting Expert Testimony at Trial. The principal means of instruction, however, is videotaped workshops in which students conduct and defend expert depositions, present testimony to qualify an expert, and then present and cross examine experts at trial. An experienced antitrust litigator will review the videotapes with each student to provide individualized feedback. The workshops are based on a fact pattern involving an allegation by purchasers that a pharmaceutical company whose patent is expiring improperly delayed generic entry with sham patent litigation. Although the fact pattern is set in the pharmaceutical context, the skills taught are applicable to virtually any other antitrust litigation. Participants need not have prior experience with the pharmaceutical industry to benefit from this program. A unique feature of the program is the opportunity for students to prepare, depose, examine, and cross examine Analysis Group and Brattle Group economists with antitrust consulting experience.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Participants will need to prepare for the program in advance by reviewing a mock antitrust case file and preparing to work with experts at deposition and trial. A detailed schedule and case file will be sent to each participant in advance of the program. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 

APPLY HERE!

Click here to view the Program Brochure

Agenda

Wednesday, October 19th

9:00 – 9:30         Sign in

9:30 – 9:45         Introduction to the program

9:45 – 11:00       LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION: Using Experts in Antitrust Cases and Taking and Defending Expert Depositions

11:00 – 12:00     CASE THEORY WORKSHOP

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch break

1:00 – 5:00         PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP AND VIDEO REVIEW DEPOSING THE EXPERT

Thursday, October 20th

Today, we turn our focus to preparing and presenting expert testimony in the trial of an Antitrust case.

9:00 – 9:30        Sign in

9:30 – 11:00       LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION: Presenting Expert Testimony at Trial – Persuasive Direct Examinations and Effective Cross Examinations

11:00 – 12:00     WORKSHOP: Preparing the expert for trial.

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch break

1:00 – 5:00         PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP AND VIDEO REVIEW DIRECT, CROSS AND REDIRECT AS TO QUALIFICATIONS AND OPINIONS

Friday, October 21st

Today, we will continue to focus on direct and cross examination of the experts, focusing on each expert’s opinion as to the amount of damages suffered by the plaintiffs, as well as differentiating theories of adverse witnesses.

9:00 – 9:30         Sign in

9:30 – 12:30       PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP AND VIDEO REVIEW DIRECT, CROSS AND REDIRECT AS TO OPINION CONCERNING DAMAGES

12:30 -1:30        LUNCH & LECTURE: Working Effectively with Economic Experts from the Expert’s Perspective

1:30 – 4:30         PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP AND VIDEO REVIEW DIRECT, CROSS AND REDIRECT AS TO DIFFERENTIATING OPINIONS OF ADVERSE EXPERT WITNESSES

4:30 – 5:30         CLOSING REMARKS

CLE CREDIT INFORMATION: The New York State Bar Association, as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York, has been certified for 21.0 Skills credits by the NYS Continuing Legal Education Board. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly-admitted attorneys.

TUITION ASSISTANCE:  Application specifies scholarship opportunity. In addition, any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance. 

Start Date:
  • October 19, 2022
End Date:
  • October 21, 2022
Start Time:
  • 8:30 AM
End Time:
  • 5:00 PM
Skills Credit(s):
  • 21.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 21.0
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0MF91
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Antitrust Law Section
  • Committee On Continuing Legal Education