2021 FDCC Annual Meeting

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
August 1–7, 2021
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) will host their 85th Annual Meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on August 1–7, 2021. The meeting will focus on topics such as unraveling biased eyewitness testimony using science, law firm succession planning and development, post-COVID 19 challenges, data breaches and cyber liability, remote live trial testimony, virtual depositions, and qualified immunity.

Genevieve M. Nauhaus, Ph.D., Exponent principal scientist, and Caroline Crump, Ph.D., Exponent managing scientist, will speak on “Eyewitness News: How Science Can Help You Understand & Respond to Biased Eyewitness Testimony” on Tuesday, August 3, at 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM ET. Eyewitness testimony is fundamental to the determination of facts in adversarial proceedings. We know, however, that it has limitations and is subject to bias, and that things are not always as they seemed to the observer. A better understanding of biases and gaps in memories can be useful to the trial lawyer, and expert testimony establishing the science behind flawed recollections may be a helpful method of undermining inaccurate eyewitness testimony. This presentation will address the science underlying this topic, case studies in how it may apply at trial, and overcoming evidentiary (Daubert and Frye) obstacles to getting these concepts before the jury.

Bette McKenzie, Exponent business development manager, will also be in attendance.

Exponent is a proud sponsor of the FDCC 85th Annual Meeting.

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