August 3, 2012

Best Ethical Practices for Hiring and Managing Expert Witnesses

Locating the RIGHT expert witness with the substantive knowledge, personality, and skills to work on your case can feel like a daunting task.

Once retained, questions often arise surrounding the scope of the assignment, duties regarding confidentiality and propriety information, fees, and other ethical concerns.

On August 15th, learn how to anticipate and address these issues while preparing your case.

Please join CECON President Mike Fisher on Wednesday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia as he shares “Best Ethical Practices for Hiring and Managing Expert Witnesses.”  

Marla Tocker Palmer, J.D. will provide a legal perspective and participate in leading the discussion.

For more information and to register for this program, please click here:


Michael Fisher is President of The CECON Group, which manages a network of 1200 science and engineering consultants and has been providing expert witnesses to the legal community since 1985. Mr. Fisher has over 30 years of experience with large corporations and early-stage companies. He was formerly with Cabot Corporation, where he led sales, marketing and strategic planning for a $350 million division. Before Cabot, Mr. Fisher was with DuPont for several years in various engineering, marketing, and management positions. Mr. Fisher has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 Marla Tocker Palmer, Esq. is a board member of The CECON Group.  She has over 20 years of legal experience in a variety of areas including insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense, commercial litigation and, most recently, patent litigation and patent prosecution.  Ms. Palmer has a B.A. in Communications from Goucher College, a J.D. from Temple University School of Law and an M.S. in Biotechnology from The Johns Hopkins University.  Ms. Palmer is a member of the Delaware bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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