Vice President Kristof Zetenyi Moderates Panel on Improving Expert Witness Testimony at 2024 ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

June 3, 2024

The American Bar Association (ABA) published a summary of the “Failure to Communicate? Improving Expert Testimony” panel, which was moderated by Vice President Kristof Zetenyi at the ABA Antitrust Law Section Spring Meeting. The panel focused on strategies for improving the clarity and persuasiveness of expert testimony and presentations. The discussion began with a summary of the evolving role of the expert witness in antitrust litigation. Dr. Zetenyi and the panelists then explored growing concerns around the usefulness of expert reports, the benefits and challenges of having multiple experts, and the incentive for experts to add more detail to their reports to avoid Daubert challenges in class certification matters. They also explained how expert witnesses can establish their credibility, considered possible avenues for streamlining expert testimony, and described innovative practices by some courts with respect to expert testimony.

Dr. Zetenyi was joined by panelists Swathi Bojedla (Hausfeld), Leah Brannon (Cleary Gottlieb), Aditi Mehta (US Department of Justice), and Cynthia Richman (Gibson Dunn).

Read the panel recap