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Judges’ Panel on Effectively Presenting Expert Witnesses


A distinguished group of state and federal judges will discuss the effective use of expert witnesses in pre-trial proceedings (e.g., class certification, summary judgment) and during trial. The focus will be their “real world” experiences and practice pointers. This is a unique opportunity to learn directly from experienced state and federal judges who adjudicate major class actions, antitrust cases and other complex business litigation.


  • Hon. Steven A. Brick, Judge of the Superior Court, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA
  • Hon. David O. Carter, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California, Santa Ana, CA
  • Hon. James J. McBride, Judge of the Superior Court, San Francisco Superior Court, San Francisco, CA

Moderator - Asim M. Bhansali, Keker & Van Nest LLP, San Francisco, CA

The panel is part of a day-long conference.

For a complete schedule and registration information, please visit this link.

About Asim Bhansali

Asim Bhansali has extensive trial and litigation experience in antitrust, intellectual property, and complex commercial matters. His antitrust cases span a range of high-technology, financial, and life-science industries, and have included several of the largest private civil actions in U.S. history. Mr. Bhansali has defended clients in consumer class actions, including alleged violations of California unfair competition laws. His intellectual property cases have included patent and trade-secret actions in the pharmaceutical, computer-software, internet, and semiconductor industries.

Mr. Bhansali is a frequent contributor to legal publications and conferences in antitrust and intellectual property, and has participated in and chaired programs on these areas for the Practicing Law Institute. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section.