Everything You Want to Know About Forensic Economics

The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Forensic Economics

(But Were Afraid to Ask)

Date Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Program 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
MCLE No MCLE Provided


Nora Ostrofe
J.S. Held

Economic damages continues to be an area that daunts many litigators. Not only does it involve math, but also alien concepts, like present value, life expectancy, taxes, and stock options. How can you depose and cross examine economic experts when you don’t even understand their reports?

Forensic economist Nora Ostrofe, MBA CEA AVA, will carefully explain the fundamentals of how economists calculate economic damages in terms that you will understand. She will also address perspectives that experts take that influence value. She will take time to respond to participant queries in Question and Answer sessions and will follow up on specific questions via e-mail. And, she will also give useful practice pointers, such as: minimizing economic expert fees; obtaining economic data through discovery; and how to depose and cross examine opposing experts.

Takeaways from the webinar include: How to read and understand an economist’s report; how to build a credible case for damages (or how to counteract absurd damage claims); and how to get the most from your economic expert.

Specific topics the webinar will address:

  • Calculating Present Value, Growth Rates, and Prejudgment Interest
  • Determining the Duration of Economic Loss: Work-life, Life, and Healthy Life Expectancies
  • Determining Wage Loss: Earning History; Earning Capacity; Self-Employed Workers
  • All About Fringe Benefits
  • Earnings in Retirement: Pensions, Social Security, Survivor Benefits
  • Equity Compensation: Restricted Stock Units, Stock Options, Stock Shares, Privately Held or pre-IPO Companies
  • Incorporating Taxes: After-tax earnings, tax neutralization calculations
  • Atypical Plaintiffs: Children, Elderly, Unemployed, Self-employed
  • Practice Pointers
  • Attendee Questions

Event Code: G211615A

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7/14/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Online only CA

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