The Vanishing Shield: Protecting Non-Medical Experts During Discovery and Trial


Join your colleagues at this Emerging Topics CLE "The Vanishing Shield: Protecting Non-Medical Experts During Discovery and Trial." featuring Daniel Goldstein and Ethan Chatov.

Most lawyers practicing in Oregon State Courts understand that experts are protected during discovery, referred to colloquially as the "expert privilege." However, this protection is not absolute, and does not exist at trial, where you may be required to divulge far more than you prefer. This CLE will present the various facets of Oregon law that combine to form the expert protections, including ORCP 36B(4) (the non-existent rule), attorney-client privilege, the work-product doctrine, mediation confidentiality, and OEC 408. Application examples would include testifying experts, non-testifying experts, fact witness experts, and party representative experts. This CLE would also provide strategies to protect your expert during discovery, mediation, and trial. 

Lunch will be served, and space is limited!

About the Speakers:

Daniel T. Goldstein, GoldsteinLaw, P.C., Portland is a trial lawyer specializing in construction and real estate disputes of all sizes. His 15-year career includes approximately 40 trials and arbitrations, and several cases before the Oregon Supreme Court. Mr. Goldstein's trial and arbitration experience covers a diverse array of disputes such as construction defect, non-payment, fraud, non-disclosure, adverse possession, personal injury, and insurance coverage. In addition, he has successfully negotiated many multi-million dollar settlements of complex matters. Mr. Goldstein is peer review rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers In America in the category of litigation–construction for the years 2013 through 2017. Mr. Goldstein is admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington, District Court of Oregon and Eastern District of Washington. 

Ethan A. Chatov received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 1996 and his law degree from the Willamette University College of Law in 2006, where he served as president of his class and president of the Student Bar Association.  Admitted to the Oregon state bar association in 2006, Ethan worked as an insurance defense attorney focusing on commercial and residential construction defect litigation before "switching sides" and opening his own law practice representing plaintiffs in 2013.  He is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the Gresham Chamber of Commerce.  Chatov Law LLC has been certified a GREAT business by the City of Gresham for the efforts it takes to conserve natural resources, protect the local environment and help the bottom line.



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