When an opposing expert witness offers testimony on the stand, anything in their background—from Daubert challenges to unpaid parking tickets—can affect their credibility. Before entering into a cross-examination, attorneys should do their diligence to gather all the information they can on an expert’s background. This includes professional experience, legal history, publications, media presence, and more.
However, the greatest challenge in conducting opposition expert research is access to data. More often than not, the critical information necessary to defeat an opposing expert witness is disparate, inaccessible, and expensive.
In this white paper, we discuss why legal professionals should rethink their approach to opposition research, the ecosystem of data that can be used to discredit an opposing expert’s testimony, and best practices for assessing an expert’s credibility.