WEBINAR: A Primer on ‘Thinking Before Doing’ (Civility, Professionalism & Process) for Expert Witnesses, from the Trial Lawyer’s Perspective

January 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Pre-Paid (Member): $0.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $30.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $0.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $30.00

Join fellow expert witnesses for the FEWA Virtual Academy hosted by the Forensic Expert Witness Association. This presentation is free for FEWA members, a login link will be emailed to all registered attendees before the webinar.


The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Secure your spot today! 


Please contact the FEWA Office at (415) 369-9614 or execdir@forensic.org if you experience any problems with the registration form.


A discussion in the expert witness context of the basics regarding Civility, Professionalism and Process, including:

  • Purposes of An Expert Witness
  • Forums in Which the Testimony and/or Work-Product May Appear
  • The Community of Potential Users of the Expert Witness Work-Product and Testimony
  • Role of Civility
  • Role of Professionalism
  • Role of Process
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations
  • Presenting Opinions
  • Responding to Questions


Moderator: John Levitske


Martin V. Sinclair, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Martin Sinclair is a member of Skadden’s Litigation Group. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including securities and ERISA class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. His experience includes representing clients in federal, state and arbitral tribunals and in all phases of litigation, at both the trial and the appellate levels. In addition, Mr. Sinclair has experience defending civil investigations and conducting internal investigations in anti-corruption, fraud, securities and related matters.


Mr. Sinclair’s experience includes representing Baxter International Inc. and certain of its officers and directors in a series of securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits; CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in litigation relating to its $4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries, Inc.; and GigaMedia Limited in connection with the sale of assets in the People’s Republic of China and related litigation in multiple national jurisdictions.


As a part of his practice, Mr. Sinclair is devoted to pro bono work. He has represented individual criminal defendants on direct appeal; secured permanent resident status for a juvenile refugee; and represented a major nonprofit community organization in litigation and mediation in connection with a dispute valued at more than $1 million.


Mr. Sinclair serves as a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors and the LAF Young Professionals Board. In addition, Mr. Sinclair taught appellate advocacy at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.



J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

B.A., University of Illinois


Online Registration
Before the event you will be sent an email with your individual login and instructions to access the webinar.
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