Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy Presents: How to Cross Examine an Expert Witness


August 1, 2013

Publication: The National Law Journal

Kobre & Kim LLP’s Center for Trial Advocacy Presents: How to Cross Examine an Expert Witness featuring Nationally Recognized Trial Attorneys – Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn LLP and Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim LLP.

Please join moderator and director of the Center for Trial Advocacy, Matthew Menchel, for a live seminar and webinar featuring leading trial attorney, Dan Webb, as he demonstrates how to successfully cross-examine an expert witness. 

Mr. Webb’s presentation will demonstrate:

  • How to challenge an expert witness’s credentials
  • Ways to discredit an expert’s methodology or theory
  • Strategies to impeach certain aspects of an expert’s testimony while turning other aspects to your advantage

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer segment.

Event Details

This complimentary event will take place at Chicago’s Loyola University- Regent’s Hall and will be broadcasted as a live webinar through The National Law Journal. The live event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Date: September 10, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm CDT
Location:  111 E. Pearson Street, 16th Floor, Chicago Illinois

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact: CTA@kobrekim.com.

CLE Credits:

  • 1.0 NY PP CLE credit; or
  • 1.0 IL General CLE credit; or
  • 1.0 FL General CLE credit

CLE credit for other jurisdictions available upon request.

Information about the Presenters 

Matthew I. Menchel

Matt Menchel, a partner with Kobre & Kim LLP, is a highly-regarded and experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile white-collar criminal and complex civil trials.

Mr. Menchel has become one of the “go-to” trial attorneys in the legal industry with his peers commenting regularly on his effective trial abilities.  Recently Kobre & Kim LLP was awarded “Trial Firm of the Year” by Main Justice, for Mr. Menchel’s work on the on the highly-publicized, eight-week long FCPA trial in Washington DC. The presiding judge on the case commented on Mr. Menchel’s trial skills stating “his cross examination was about as text-book an example of a vigorous cross examination as I’ve ever seen.”

Mr. Menchel has also been recognized for his experience in leading professional directories such as Chambers USA, and was named the 2012 Most Effective Lawyer for the criminal category by the publishers of the Daily Business Review.

Dan K. Webb

Dan Webb, a partner in the litigation department, serves as firm chairman, and is a member of the Executive Committee at Winston & Strawn LLP.

Mr. Webb has spent his entire professional life as a courtroom trial attorney and litigator. He has tried more than 100 jury cases, including numerous successful complex commercial and white-collar criminal trials, representing, on several occasions, large corporations in jury trials lasting two months or longer. As the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, he spearheaded the “Operation Greylord” investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County, Illinois.

Mr. Webb received international attention for his successful prosecution of retired Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran-Contra affair. He received national attention for his work as lead trial counsel for General Electric, successfully defending it against criminal price-fixing allegations related to industrial diamonds, as well as for his representations of Microsoft Corp. in its antitrust litigation, Philip Morris in its tobacco-related litigation, and Verizon in obtaining a $58 million verdict in a patent litigation matter.

Moreover, a team of Winston attorneys, led by Mr. Webb, conducted an internal investigation at the New York Stock Exchange related to the compensation of its former Chairman and CEO, Richard A. Grasso. Following Winston’s investigation, summarized in what is now known as the “Webb Report,” the New York Attorney General's Office sued Grasso for the return of more than $120 million in compensation.

Mr. Webb is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He received a J.D. in 1970 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he graduated first in his class.

About the Center for Trial Advocacy

The Center for Trial Advocacy ("CTA") is an organization founded by Kobre & Kim LLP and dedicated to supporting the study and practice of trial advocacy.  The CTA is aimed at bringing together experienced trial lawyers and providing a forum to exchange ideas and best practices.

From opening statements to closing arguments, the CTA’s annual programs are comprised of the top trial attorneys in the nation and are specifically tailored for experienced trial lawyers who are nonetheless looking to further enhance their advocacy skills.

Previous CTA programs have featured industry leading litigators such as Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf P.A. and Ben Brafman of Brafman & Associates, P.C.