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What can go Wrong with Expert Testimony: Lessons from the Trenches

Join the Los Angeles chapter to learn how to optimize your testimony skills as an expert witness. Star litigator Chuck Diamond will review the ins and outs of expert testimony, especially what can go wrong. He will relay the following best-practices:

-Testifying with impact

-Common mistakes experts make and what happens as a result

-Testimony tips to avoid mistakes

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Chuck Diamond is the senior partner of O’Melveny and Myers’ Century City litigation group, which he founded twenty-five years ago. His practice encompasses a wide variety of antitrust, commercial, and intellectual property disputes, with a pronounced emphasis on “big case” jury trial work. Dubbed a “star litigator” by the San Francisco Chronicle and named repeatedly as one of California’s top antitrust litigators by Chambers USA, Diamond has been a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers since 2007.

Culminating more than a decade of work for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in its long-running antitrust dispute with Intel Corp., Diamond and his team won a record-setting US$1.25 billion settlement for AMD. Diamond both managed the Delaware litigation and developed and executed a global strategy of bringing pressure on Intel by instigating proceedings by competition authorities around the world. Those efforts led to rulings by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (2005), the Korean Fair Trade Commission (2008), and the European Commission (2009) that Intel had violated international norms for dominant firms, the imposition by the EC of the largest fine in the Commission's history, US$1.45 billion, a civil suit against Intel commenced on behalf of New York consumers by the New York Attorney General, and a formal investigation by the Federal Trade Commission that produced an industry-changing settlement.

Among celebrated jury victories in Diamond’s resume are back-to-back defense verdicts won for ExxonMobil in Alaska in two multimillion-dollar cases arising from the grounding of the Exxon Valdez. The National Law Journal ranked the second verdict among the “Top Defense Wins” of the year. Before that, Diamond and another team won a US$192 million jury verdict in a patent-fraud antitrust case brought against Silicon Valley’s Raychem Corp.

In long-running litigation for Paramount Pictures, Diamond rebuffed Art Buchwald’s nationally televised attempt to win millions on account of Paramount’s accounting practices on the film Coming to America, and he successfully defended Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in a legal malpractice suit brought on behalf of a prominent Los Angeles businessman.

Currently, Diamond represents US Airways (now part of American Airlines) in antitrust litigation against Sabre, the Nation’s largest intermediary linking travel agents with airlines. Challenging as anticompetitive various provisions in Sabre’s contract, the suit seeks to induce competitive entry into that marketplace and reduce prices charged travelers who do not use travel agents. Diamond also led a team opposing efforts by former California Gov. Davis and others to block the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, culminating in a nationally televised election-eve argument before an en banc Ninth Circuit, which ordered the election be held on schedule.

The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Diamond’s stature in the Los Angeles legal community, putting him on its “Top 100” lawyer list two years running, and his wins have been chronicled in the pages of The American Lawyer and the National Law Journal. Since its inception, Law & Politics Media Inc. has recognized Diamond as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in surveys published in Los Angeles magazine. He has also been invited by Litigation Counsel of America to become a Fellow in its prestigious trial lawyer honorary society.

Diamond’s jury trial skills were honed in the 1980s as a court-appointed criminal defense lawyer in the Central District of California, when he defended 50 major felonies and handled over a half-dozen criminal appeals (including a US Supreme Court argument), winning both dismissals and acquittals. He subsequently defended corporations and individuals facing prosecution by the US Justice Department and a host of other federal agencies, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Customs Service, the Postal Service, and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Throughout his career, Diamond has represented mo


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