April 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM Pacific
Pre-Paid (Member): $40.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $45.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $45.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $50.00

5:30 p.m.:  Networking & No-Host Bar

6:00 p.m.:  Announcements, Self-Introductions, Dinner Served

6:30 p.m.:  Presentation

7:30 p.m.:  Adjournment


 The Qualities That Attorneys Look For When Hiring an Expert

Join other experts and attorneys to discuss what qualities attorneys look for in selecting Expert Witnesses. Jamie Burgess, Esq., Senior Enforcement Attorney with the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, will present his approach to evaluating and selecting experts, including assessing the skills, traits, and experience that expert witnesses need to possess in order to be effective in consulting and in giving testimony in lawsuits.


James (“Jamie”) Burgess is a Senior Enforcement Attorney with the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission.  Prior to joining the Securities Division, Jamie was a partner at Fennemore Craig and then at Zwillinger Greek & Knecht, P.C.  He has more than 23 years of litigation experience. 


Since 2006, Jamie has focused on investment fraud litigation under the Arizona Securities and Investment Management Acts and other states’ Blue Sky laws.  When he was in private practice, Jamie recovered over $6 million of losses for his clients from Ponzi schemes, affinity frauds, fraudulent real estate offerings, and other unlawful private placements.  He also twice made new law that expanded the rights of Arizonans.  See R & L Limited Investments, Inc. v. Cabot Investment Properties, LLC, 729 F. Supp.2d 1110 (D. Ariz. 2010) (declaring investment promoters’ arbitration clauses void because they contravened the Arizona Securities Act’s anti-waiver and one-way attorneys’ fees provisions); Farris v. Advantage Capital Corporation, 170 P.3d 250 (Ariz. 2007) (a fraudulent transfer action seeking to void the transfer of stockbroker’s million-dollar home to his relatives and thus make the home available to satisfy a judgment is an action “affecting title to real property” under Arizona’s lis pendens statute).  Holding perpetrators of investment fraud accountable is Jamie’s passion.


Jamie received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his law degree from Georgetown’s Law Center.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Sarah D. Grant of the Arizona Court of Appeals.  Jamie holds an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Since 2007, Jamie has raised more than $335,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by cycling 100 miles around Lake Tahoe each June. 


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