Hot Tubbing Expert Witnesses - Does It Work?

Jim Zack

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Attend this webinar to understand what hot tubbing is, its process, the differences between traditional witness process and hot tubbing, and its advantages and disadvantages. Get expert recommendations about how to use it effectively.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar identifies what hot tubbing is and identifies the goal of this process. The basic steps of hot tubbing and highlights how hot tubbing differs from the traditional expert witness procedures employed in arbitration and litigation. The basic steps of hot tubbing are laid out along with a discussion of both the advantages and disadvantages of this manner of presenting expert witness testimony. Due to the differences in the traditional and the hot tubbing process, the webinar concludes with a series of recommendations concerning how to effectively use the hot tubbing process.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn what hot tubbing is and how it works in preparation for hearings and at the hearings.
  • Learn how hot tubbing differs from the traditional expert witness testimony process.
  • Understand the intended goal of hot tubbing.
  • Understand what personal attributes must be considered when retaining an expert for hot tubbing.
  • Become aware of both the people and the process issues that are often cited as disadvantages of hot tubbing.
  • Be exposed to some recommendations on how to be effective when using the hot tubbing process.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Hot tubbing is defined and discussed.
  • The step by step process is of hot tubbing is set forth.
  • The differences between the traditional expert witness process and hot tubbing are highlighted.
  • Apparent advantages and disadvantages of hot tubbing are set forth.
  • Recommendations concerning how to effectively use hot tubbing are provided.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Attorneys considering the use of hot tubbing in arbitration or litigation.
  • Owner and contractor executives potentially involved in arbitration or litigation when hot tubbing experts has been proposed.
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Speaker: Jim Zack, Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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