Qualifications as an Expert Witness*

The Honorable Michael Brenner, Judge Presiding, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Orange, Central Justice Center (statements made on the record in his rulings on objections to the admissibility of Mr. Wertlieb’s testimony on December 17, 2015):

“I have no doubt that this witness is an expert. There’s no question about that. . . . I have a lot of respect for this witness’ expertise.”

Sashi C. Bach, Partner at the law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

“We have worked with Neil in our defense of two legal malpractice actions. In both instances, his expertise and knowledge of the subject matter was unparalleled and his testimony was highly persuasive. I would be very pleased to work with Neil again.””

Alan Jay Weil, Partner at the law firm of Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP in Los Angeles, California:

“Neil is a gifted and knowledgeable expert witness with the credibility and gravitas that comes from decades of experience in complex matters. In any matter requiring an expert witness on professional ethics or transactional legal malpractice issues, Neil is at the top of my list.””

Jeffrey Valle, Partner at the law firm of Valle Makoff, LLP in Los Angeles, California:

“We retained Neil to serve as an expert witness in an arbitration involving a dispute between owners in a connection with a very complex business transaction. Neil’s work was absolutely first rate. He synthesized and analyzed the voluminous material obtained through discovery, and opined on the key issues in the case in a clear, informed and very persuasive manner. Neil brought his substantial expertise to bear in this case, and there is no doubt in my mind that his work was a very significant factor in the successful resolution of the matter, just weeks before the final arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin.”

Dennis M. Hanson, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.:

“I had the pleasure of working closely with Neil for nearly two decades when he served as Steinway’s lead outside counsel. During that time we completed numerous transactions including public offerings, acquisitions and debt refinancings. Neil’s command of the relevant law and calm yet determined negotiating ability were key contributors to the successful completion of each and every one of those transactions.”

Scott B. Garner, Partner at the law firm of Umberg Zipser LLP in Irvine, California:

“I worked with Neil on the State Bar’s ethics committee for four years, and I would hire Neil in a nanosecond – either to defend me or to serve as my ethics expert.  He is brilliant.”

Adam M. Myron, Shareholder at the law firm of Richman Greer in West Palm Beach, Florida:

“Neil’s credentials underscore – yet actually understate – his expertise.  What makes Neil particularly special, though, is that his expertise is matched in every way by his professionalism.”

Wendy Wen Yun Chang, Partner at the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Los Angeles, California:

“I first met Neil on the State Bar’s ethics committee where we served together for 5 years, and have served with him for 3 years on the LACBA ethics committee.  Neil is thoughtful, thorough, brilliant and temperate, even in the height of deep debate – all characteristics I look for when hiring an expert witness.  Simply outstanding.”

Nancy Avedissian, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

“Over the course of seventeen years, I have had the pleasure to learn from Neil, work with him as a colleague at Milbank and ultimately become a client.  He is a highly skilled attorney, meticulous, reasoned and effective.  Yet what makes him an exceptional and respected advocate is the addition of his good nature, calm demeanor and the highest ethical standards.  He is the only corporate attorney you ever need to call.”


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