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Best Practices Working With An Expert in Intellectual Property & Commercial Damages Matters

September 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST

Duquesne Club - Walnut Room
325 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Mindy Millanti
(412) 315-2281
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Please join BDO Advisory for a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring Continuing Legal Education. 

Expert witnesses often play a critical role in intellectual property and commercial litigation proceedings.  From assisting in discovery, formulating financial analyses and determining damages, to testifying at deposition and trial, experts can provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case.  This program explores best practices litigators should consider when looking to retain and working with IP and commercial damages experts.  Learn from two financial and economic damages experts at BDO as to how you may be able to leverage their skills and expertise in order to help secure a favorable outcome for your client in future litigation matters.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Registration

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Seminar
Robert Yohei, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, MBA
Managing Director, BDO

Robert (“Rob”) Yohe is a Managing Director in the Litigation, Arbitration & Disputes practice and is one of a select few BDO professionals to have obtained the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credentials.  This unique skillset affords Rob the advantage of offering forensic accounting, financial reporting, complex valuation and capital markets expertise to his clients involved in commercial litigation, international tax controversy matters and valuation/ intellectual property disputes.

Rob has presented his findings to management committees, internal audit teams and the Internal Revenue Service.  He has deep expertise in the hotel and restaurant services, airline, retail, healthcare, oil and gas, insurance, manufacturing, computer technology, steel processing, transportation, distribution, and construction industries, among others.

David Duski, CPA, CLP, CFE
Director, BDO

David Duski is a Director in BDO’s Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services group and leads its intellectual property consulting practice.  Throughout his career, David has provided dispute resolution services for cases involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, breach of contract, business interruption, legal malpractice, and product liability, among others.  He has also provided financial and economic consulting for attorneys and corporate clients.
David has conducted complex financial analyses involving lost sales, lost profits, incremental profits, manufacturing and marketing capacity, fixed and variable costs, product line profitability, price erosion, reasonable royalties, unjust enrichment, commercial success, and prejudgment and post-verdict interest for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has also served as an expert witness in matters filed in U.S. District Court, state court, and before the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, David has lectured on the topic of intellectual property damages at The John Marshall Law School, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and the Chicago Bar Association.
His case experience encompasses a broad array of industries including automotive, aviation, biotechnology, cellular, chemicals, consumer products, energy, financial securities, healthcare, HVAC, information technology, internet, medical products, military, network security, online learning, optical, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sporting goods, supercomputers, and telecommunications.