Seminars

Seminars are offered independently by Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. or in conjunction with continuing legal education organizations.

Dr. Gaughan offers several comprehensive seminars on Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Damages, Measuring Lost Profits and Measuring Lost Earnings and Benefits. These seminars are CLE accredited.

UPCOMING SPEAKING APPEARANCES & SEMINARS

Measuring Commercial Damages in Business Interruption Lawsuits

Sponsoring Organization: The TASA Group

Location: National Webinar

Date: TBD – 2017

More information: www.tasanet.com

Dr. Patrick Gaughan and Professor Henry Fuentes will be . Dr. Gaughan will outline the proper methods of measuring damages while Professor Fuentes covers the relevant accounting issues that are important to commercial damages analysis. The program utilizes as a text, Dr. Gaughan’s newly released book, Measuring Business Interruption Losses and Other Commercial Damages, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition, 2009.

This seminar, based on the first edition of the above text, has been successfully presented numerous times around the country. The revised second edition of this book features new material, including expanded chapters on intellectual property, antitrust and securities related damages, which will be incorporated into the presentation. Computing damages in business interruption lawsuits requires a sound knowledge of fields such as litigation economics, forensic accounting and law. The presenters are well known and highly respected in these fields of expertise.

This program is designed specifically for attorneys and paralegals practicing in the field of business law and commercial litigation. Accountants involved in business valuations and forensic economics will also find this seminar beneficial.

Measuring Lost Profits in Business Interruption Cases

Sponsoring Organization:

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

The process of measuring damages in business interruption cases can be complicated, with millions of dollars at stake for claimants and/or plaintiffs, as well as insurance companies and defendants–all of whom must rely on accurate calculations of losses that will hold up in negotiation or litigation.

This program, a must for accountants, insurance adjusters and other insurance professionals, attorneys, and economists, helps you navigate the complexities of this interdisciplinary field. You’ll find overviews of research and practices in subfields of economics, giving you points of reference that you can use in working with a team of professionals. It also applies a much-needed, cohesive framework to the study of forensic economics. Damages resulting from the interruption of a business’s operations and related types of commercial damages will be discussed.

RECENT SPEAKING APPEARANCES & SEMINARS

Measuring & Proving Damages in Commercial Litigation Cases: How Much is My Case Worth?

Sponsoring Organization: Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Business and Commercial Litigation Special Committee and the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee

Location: Wilshire Grand, West Orange, NJ

Date: 3/24/2017

Moderator/Speaker:
Frederick W. Rose, Esq.
Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, PC

Program Coordinator/Speaker:
John C. (“Jay”) Maloney, Jr., Esq.
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP

Speakers include:

Dr. Patrick A. Gaughan
Economatrix Research Associates, Inc.

Professor Henry Fuentes, CPA, MBA, ABV, CFE
Senior Advisor and Director of Litigation Support Services and Business Valuation SAX, LLP

Arla D. Cahill, Esq.
Mandelbaum Salsburg PC

Alashia Chan, Esq.
Nicoll Davis & Spinella, LLP

About This Program:

Understanding how to measure and prove damages in commercial litigation can be a challenge – even for an experienced litigator. However, having an accurate understanding is critical in order to achieve the optimum result for your client.

At this seminar, a panel of experienced litigators will be joined by expert economists to discuss many common types of commercial damages and review the case law relating to this area. The panel will also offer guidance on how to select and effectively use an expert, and what roles economists and accountants should play in measuring and proving commercial damages.

Note: This program will focus largely on lost profits cases, although other types of commercial litigation will be covered.

Mistakes Plaintiff’s Economists Make in Measuring Lost Earnings in Personal Injury Cases

Sponsoring Organizations: Economatrix Research Associates, Inc.

Locations: New Jersey

Dates: 2/24/17, 3/1/17 & 3/10/17  (Note: This is an ongoing CLE seminar series. Please contact us to schedule)

This CLE seminar discusses the key mistakes that are often made by plaintiff’s economists resulting in overstated/exaggerated loss claims. This seminar will outline the proper methodology to identify and rebut the overstated/exaggerated loss claims.

Topics:

  1. Projecting Future Losses for Too Long a Time Period
  2. Failure to Fully Discount Losses
  3. Selecting an Anomalous Year Upon Which to Base a Lost Earnings Forecast
  4. Not Fully Exploring Mitigation
  5. Not Considering Business Fluctuations and Unemployment Contingencies
  6. Failure to Conduct Industry and Firm-Specific Research
  7. Failure to Deduct Taxes When the Jurisdiction Requires It
  8. Incorrectly Factoring in Offsetting Pension Benefits
  9. Using an Inaccurate Inflation Rate
  10. Inaccurately Measuring the Value of Fringe Benefits

Lost Profit Damages in Commercial Litigation

Sponsoring Organization: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

Location: National Webinar

Date: December 17, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

More information: www.ali-cle.org

The panel of experienced litigators and economic and accounting experts will discuss their respective roles and methodologies in addressing these subjects, as well as offer practical advice regarding how best to select, work with and use damages experts at trial.

Topics of discussion include:

  • an overview of the law governing recovery of lost profit damages
  • selecting, working with and using experts to prove damages
  • the concepts for measurement and projection of lost profits
  • the best use of damages experts
  • projecting lost revenues
    • computing incremental costs associated with incremental lost revenues
    • assessing mitigation
    • discounting projected future lost profits

Faculty:

Patrick Gaughan, PhD., Economatrix Research Associates Inc., New York

Peter Gutowski, Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, New York

John C. Maloney, Jr., Day Pitney LLP, Parsippany, New Jersey

Sam Rosenfarb, Rosenfarb LLC, Roseland, New Jersey

NJDA/ICNJ 2014 Auto Liability Seminar

Sponsoring Organization: NEW JERSEY DEFENSE ASSOCIATION & INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY

Location: Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ

Date: 11/25/14

More information: http://www.icnj.org

Topics:

Aggravation Claims: Pleading Requirements

Jury Charge and Vaulting the Verbal Threshold

Defense of Conscious Pain & Suffering Claims

Defending Economic Claims in Personal Injury Cases

Current Issues in Ethics

Speakers:

Michael Disciglio, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Patrick A. Gaughan, Ph.D., Economatrix Research Associates, Inc.

Thaddeus J. Hubert, III, Esq., Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas

John V. Mallon, Esq., Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, PC

W. John Weir, II, Esq., Weir & Associates, LLC

Independent Medical Evaluations: Issues and Solutions

Sponsoring Organization: Exam Works

Location: West Orange, New Jersey

Date: 12/3/14

Topics of Discussion:

Wrongful Death/Conscious Pain and Suffering

Presented by Michael J. Disciglio, M.D., Monmouth Medical Group

Understanding Economic Damages in Personal Injury Litigation

Presented by Patrick Gaughan, Ph.D., Economatrix Research Associates, Inc.

Moderator

Edward M. Decter M.D., Center for Orthopaedics

Measuring Commercial Damages in Business Interruption Lawsuits

Sponsoring Organization: New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date: 10/2/2014

The program moderator will be John C. “Jay” Maloney of Day Pitney, LLP. Other speakers will be Arla D. Cahill of Mandelbaum, Salsburg, P.C. and Alashia L. Chan of Day Pitney, LLP. From Economatrix Research Associates, Inc., will be Dr. Patrick Gaughan and Professor Henry Fuentes. Dr. Gaughan will outline the proper methods of measuring damages while Professor Fuentes covers the relevant accounting issues that are important to commercial damages analysis. The program utilizes as a text, Dr. Gaughan’s book, Measuring Business Interruption Losses and Other Commercial Damages, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition, 2009. This seminar has been successfully presented numerous times around the country. The revised second edition of this book features new material, including expanded chapters on intellectual property, antitrust and securities related damages, which will be incorporated into the presentation. Computing damages in business interruption lawsuits requires a sound knowledge of fields such as litigation economics, forensic accounting and law. The presenters are well known and highly respected in these fields of expertise.This program is designed specifically for attorneys and paralegals practicing in the field of business law and commercial litigation. Accountants involved in business valuations and forensic economics will also find this seminar beneficial.

The Use of an Economic Expert, Vocational Expert and Life Care Planner in Documenting the Damages in Children & Adult Personal Injury Cases

Sponsoring Organizations: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. & Occupational Assessment Services, Inc.
Location: New York, New York & National Webinar
Date: 5/28/14

Speaker: Patrick A. Gaughan, Ph.D., Edmond Provder, CRC, CLCP, D-ABVE & Paul J. Bottari Esquire

This seminar discussed understanding damages in personal injury litigation and common mistakes made by defense attorneys in evaluation of those damages.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Sponsoring Organization: University of International Business and Economics

Location: Beijing, China

Date: 5/9/14

This seminar focused on the current state of the Global Mergers and Acquisition market as well as Merger Strategy

What Defendants Need to be Aware of When Defending Economic Damages Claims in Personal Injury Litigation

Sponsoring Organizations: Rawle & Henderson LLP & Economatrix Research Associates, Inc.

Location: New York, New York

Date: 2/12/14

This seminar covered issues such as what defendants need to do to properly prepare the damage sides of their cases. It included document discovery and issues that need to be carefully covered in depositions of fact witnesses – especially the plaintiff. It also explained how some plaintiff’s economists may exaggerate the true economic damages and how defendants can rebut such claims.

Understanding Damages in Personal Injury Litigation

Sponsoring Organizations: Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. & Occupational Assessment Services, Inc.

Locations: Miami, Florida & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dates: 1/22/14 & 1/23/14

Topics Included:

Determining the Value of Economic Damages

Evaluating the Employability of a non-catastrophic Plaintiff

Documenting Future Medical Care

Moving Toward Settlement & Preparing the Case for Trial

Measuring Business Interruption Losses and Other Commercial Damages

Sponsored by: National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Location: National webinar

Dr. Patrick Gaughan and Professor Fuentes recently conducted two webinars for National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. These seminars focused on the proper methods to measure loss profits in a business interruption context.

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Measuring Commercial Damages

This seminar reviews the proper methods that should be used to value commercial damages. The program is usually presented by the in-house staff of Economatrix Research Associates, Inc., including Dr. Patrick Gaughan and Professor Henry Fuentes. Dr. Gaughan outlines the proper methods of measuring damages while Professor Fuentes covers the relevant accounting issues that are important to commercial damages analysis. The program utilizes as a text, Dr. Gaughan’s book, Measuring Business Interruptions and Other Commercial Damages, 2e (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Measuring Damages in Personal Injury Litigation

This seminar reviews the proper methods that should be used to value economic damages in personal injury litigation. It covers the proper methodology in the field and also reviews how such damages may be presented in court. In addition, the seminar covers how such damages are sometimes exaggerated or inaccurately presented by some experts.

These litigation related seminars are offered independently by Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. or in conjunction with continuing legal education organizations. In the latter format, various experienced litigators serve on the panel and discuss issues such as the relevant case law as well as courtroom strategies.

For further information on upcoming seminars and in-house seminars contact us at (212) 361-2600.

Mergers-Related Seminars

Dr. Gaughan offers several comprehensive seminars on the field of mergers and acquisitions. These seminars may enable corporate clients to benefit from Dr. Gaughan’s knowledge and experience in this field. Dr. Gaughan has taught mergers and acquisitions at the graduate level for over 20 years. He also has authored two of the three textbooks that exist in this field. The seminars utilize as a text Dr. Gaughan’s book Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructurings 5th edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Current State of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

This program reviews the current state of the world of mergers and acquisitions. This includes recent trends in both the domestic and international market for mergers and acquisitions. These trends include merger strategy and financing as well as corporate restructuring.

Merger Strategy

This program reviews the main merger strategies and how firms may benefit from pursuing them. The program also highlights the potential pitfalls that may be inherent in certain strategies so that clients can be forewarned and take sufficient steps to minimize potential losses.

Reasons Why Some Mergers Succeed and Others Fail

Drawing upon the firm’s research in this area this program reviews the main factors which may cause some mergers to fail. These include pursuing faulty merger strategies, inadequate due diligence, poor post-merger integration and many others. In the program these factors are initially explored but are also presented using a case study approach in which prominent examples of such failures are used. In addition, the reasons why some mergers have succeeded are also highlighted so that attendees can benefit from what some companies did right while trying to avoid the merger pitfalls.

For further information on upcoming seminars and in-house seminars contact us at (212) 361-2600.