Project Description

Chemical Engineering Expert

for Class Action Alleging Fraud

The need

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in their class action against a consumer products manufacturer needed a chemical engineer to make their case. The class action alleged that the defendant had mislabeled products as being composed of natural ingredients when they in fact contained synthetic and non-natural ingredients. Therefore, the ideal expert would need to be well-versed in the manufacturing process for certain ingredients and be able to opine on whether those ingredients were natural as claimed.

Our approach

From conversations with the client, we understood that testifying experience was preferred, but secondary to the best credentials. Knowing this, we went to work to find the best expert for the case.

The expert

We found an expert with a BSE and PhD in Chemical Engineering from top universities. He was a professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at a prominent university where he focused his research on processes essential to the creation of chemicals. Respected in his field, he had received many awards for his work, published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and was a speaker at many conferences.