Expert Witness “Hot Tub” Hearings

The Litigation Section presents 

Expert Witness “Hot Tub” Hearings

What Are They and How Can They Help You Win Your Case?

Date  Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Program  2:00 - 3:15 p.m. 
MCLE  1 Hour 



Dr. Laila Haider
Vice President,
Charles River Associates
Bruce Deal
Managing Principal,
Analysis Group

 Evan S. Nadel
Member and Co-Chair,
Class Action Practice Group
Mintz Levin

The Expert Hot Tub Hearing, or concurrent expert evidence hearing, involves two or more opposing expert witnesses addressing questions directly from the judge and engaging with one another on comparisons of their expert opinions, including areas of agreement and reasons for disagreement on methodology, data, or conclusions. Although a relatively new procedure in the U.S., hot tubbing has been used outside the U.S. for decades and is gaining popularity among U.S. judges. It is most commonly used in connection with Daubert's motions and Markman's hearings. Litigators should be prepared to work with their experts to perform and excel at the next hot tub hearing in one of their cases.


  • Origin of the Expert Hot Tub
  • Use of Hot Tub Hearings on Daubert Motions in Federal Court
  • Preparation Strategy for Hot Tub Hearing Would Hot Tubbing Work at Trial?

Section Chair

Lauren Kramer Sujeeth, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

Event Code: G213105

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