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Jay M. Finkelman

Professor & Chair, Industrial-Organizational Business Psychology Dept. - Human Resource Management

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles Campus

707 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Phone: (213) 361-6106 Alternate: (213) 615-7267 Email: jfinkelman@thechicagoschool.edu

Specialties

Human Resources, workplace investigations, employment discrimination (gender/age/race/disability), sexual harassment, retaliation, ADA, interactive process, reasonable accommodation, wage & hours, independent contractor status, negligent hiring/retention, wrongful termination, performance evaluation, statistical analysis, ergonomics.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD; MBA; Master of Legal Studies (MLS); BA; Licensed Psychologist (CA & NY).

Formal Education

PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, New York University; MBA, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Bernard Baruch School of Business, The City University of New York; Master of Legal Studies, The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law

Reg/Lic

Licensed Psychologist (California & NY); Board Certified in Forensic Psychology (Diplomate Status); Board Certified in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology (Diplomate Status); Certified Employment Specialist; Board Certified in Professional Ergonomics.

Previous/Current Position

Department Chair and Professor of Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previously: Vice President of Academic Affairs,The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Organizational Psychology Division; Senior Vice President & General Manager, Kelly Services (Staffing), Metro Markets Division.

Honors/Awards

Award for Excellence in Teaching, The City University of New York, Multiple Faculty Research Awards, The City University of New York; Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society in Business; Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha Honor Society in Public Speaking & Debate; Founders Day Award, New York University; Service Award as Interim Dean, Alliant International University; Presenter to Defense Research Institute; Demonstration to American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA) in San Francisco, 2013; Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2016.

Prof. Affil.

California Psychological Association, Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists, Society of Consulting Psychologists, The Industrial Psychology, Consulting Psychology and Engineering Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Publications

Over 120 publications, mostly in top tier refereed journals and three books. Special Issue Editor, Legal and forensic issues in management, The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 2005; The Psychologist manager: Success models for psychologists in executive positions. Hogrefe Publishing (2013); How to protect the intellectual property of I-O and consulting psychology interventions and gain a competitive advantage: secrecy, copyright, and patent eligibility through empirical components. Consulting Psychology Journal, 66 (2), 2014; Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: The dysfunctional side of diversity. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Vol 59(4), 2007.

Prior Expert

Dr. Finkelman served as a senior manager, consultant and expert witness in employment, staffing and human resources management for over three decades and conducted numerous investigations. He had hundreds of retentions and depositions and testified at trial, as an expert in employment practices, 60 times, equally for plaintiffs and defendants.

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Mark Mooring

Proper Authorities, LLC

P.O. Box 1060, Ventura, CA, 93002
Phone: (800) 994-4991 Alternate: (805) 641-1263 Email: mark@properauthorities.com

Specialties

Security, Security Guards, Training, Tactics, Policies, Procedures, Use of Force, Premise Liability, Employer Liability, Personnel Management, Personal Safety, Workplace Violence, Self Defense, Crime, Arrests, Investigations, Healthcare and Hospital Security.

Degrees/Licenses

B.S.; MPA; P.I.

Formal Education

Bachelor of Science - Business, Personnel Management-Training, U.S.C.; Masters of Public Administration, Personnel Management-Training, U.S.C.

Reg/Lic

Certified Protection Professional (CPP); Certified Healthcare Protection Administration (CHPA); Baton & OC Spray Instructor; AVADE Instructor.

Previous/Current Position

Chief of Protective Services, Santa Clara County Hospital; Sergeant, Los Angeles Police Department.

Honors/Awards

Los Angeles Police Commission Unit Citation; Los Angeles Police Meritorious Award.

Prof. Affil.

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS); California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates (CALSAGA).

Publications

Personal Safety & Self Defense; Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare.

Prior Expert

Over 25 years experience with Security Assessments, Workplace Violence, Crime Response and Investigation, Expert Witness Case Review, Sexual Harassment, Case Preparation and Testimony for Security Issues.

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George McLaughlin

J. S. Held LLC

1330 Broadway, #430, Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: (510) 740-0384 Fax: www.jshel-d.com Email: gmclaughlin@jsheld.com

Specialties

Qualified expert in State and Federal Court. Recognized and respected authority in the measurement of economic loss of income resulting from personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge, medical malpractice, construction defect, and business interruption. Expert in business valuations in shareholder or partnership disputes, and marital dissolutions.

Degrees/Licenses

CVA, CEA, MBA.

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Nora Ostrofe

Senior Economist

J.S. Held

San Francisco Headquarters, 1999 Harrison Street, Ste. 1440, Oakland, CA, 94612
Phone: (510) 388-4415 Alternate: (510) 740-0376 Fax: www.JShel-d.com Email: nostrofe@jsheld.com

Specialties

Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in the following practice areas: business interruption; business valuation; class action (product liability, wage and hour); divorce | marital dissolution; employment (including class action, wage and hour, wrongful termination); personal injury (including maritime and medical malpractice); valuation of life care plans; and wrongful death.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; MBA; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley; Certified Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA

Formal Education

BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary’s College; Certificate in Accounting, U.C. Berkeley

Prof. Affil.

American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA); Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts (CPDE); National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE); National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Publications

Provided upon request.

Prior Expert

Provided upon request.

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Brian H. Kleiner

Professor of Human Resource Management

551 Santa Barbara Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92835-2463
Phone: (714) 879-9705 Alternate: (714) 595-1891 Fax: - Email: bkleinerphdmba@gmail.com

Specialties

Evaluating workplace policies/practices concerning: discrimination/harassment prevention (training, interactive process, reasonable accommodation); investigations; corrective actions (discipline, termination); hiring; compensation/wage and hours/benefits; violence, OSHA; CFRA/FMLA, retaliation, RIFs.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MBA, PhD.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration, Drexel, 1969; MBA, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1973; PhD, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles, 1977.

Reg/Lic

Lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in both Business Management and Psychology.

Previous/Current Position

Human resources manager for Ford Motor Company; Consultant to over 100 organizations concerning how to improve human resource management policies and practices.

Honors/Awards

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011, Received university research award for quality of articles published in the most recent five years. 2008, Favorably featured in Employment Law Verdict Reports. 2007, Profiled in Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin. 2001, Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. 2000, Faculty Merit Award. 1998, Creative and Scholarly Activity Award. 1997 and 1996 Performance Award. 1996, "Teacher Scholar" Award. 1995-96, Taught first graduate courses on managing human resources and human behavior in organizations ever to be publicly televised. 1993, Nominee for Bradford Outstanding Educator in United States Award. 1992, Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award, SBAE. 1986-90, Meritorious Performance Award. Selected for Marquis' Who's Who in Business Higher Education, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in California, and Who's Who in the World.

Prof. Affil.

Society For Human Resource Management; Society For Nonprofits.

Publications

Over 500 including "When it's time to say good-by: How to discharge workers without legal hassles," and "Workplace reduction guidelines," which was reproduced in a college textbook titled "Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Management," published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Also, "Designing Effective Performance Appraisal Systems," one of the most downloaded articles of all time with over 12,500 downloads.

Prior Expert

Have given trial/arbitration testimony over 80 times for plaintiffs and defense. Have testified in numerous California federal and state courts.

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Beth Brascugli De Lima

Principal Consultant

HRM Consulting, Inc.

2050 Gateway Place, Suite 100-177, San Jose, CA, 95110
Phone: (209) 728-8905 Fax: www.hrmco-nsulting.com Email: bdelima@hrmconsulting.com

Specialties

ADA, FMLA, FEHA, CFRA, Litigation Support, EEO, Investigations, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, ADA Job Analysis/Accommodations, Performance Management, Wage & Hour, Policies/Procedures, Medical Leave Management, Labor Market Assessments, Vocational Consultant.

Degrees/Licenses

MBA; BS; SPHR-CA; SHRM-SCP.

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Mark I. Levy

Medical Director

Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp.

655 Redwood Highway, Suite 271, Mill Valley, CA, 94941
Phone: (415) 388-8040 Fax: www.fpame-d.com Email: mark@levymd.com

Specialties

5 Forensic Psychiatrists, 2 Forensic Neuropsychologists; Mass Tort Litigation; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - accidents, slip & fall, disaster, violence, loss/bereavement, death/divorce, torture, terrorization, sexual abuse/harassment, incest, rape/molestation, pain (PTSD symptoms: anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, flashbacks, extreme moodiness, hyper-vigilance, fearfulness, reduced performance, sexual dysfunction); ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act; Psychotherapy; Psychopharmacology; Boundary Violations; Malpractice; Testimony Cyroby Undue Influence; Child Psychiatry; Custody Issues; Autism; Traumatic Brain Injury.

Degrees/Licenses

MD (CA, HI). Diplomate of the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult & Forensic Psychiatry; Diplomate National Board of Physicians & Surgeons, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry.

Formal Education

AB, MD, Columbia University.

Reg/Lic

MD (CA, HI); DEA, QME (currently inactive).

Previous/Current Position

Assoc. Clinical Professor/Psychiatry, UCSF; Faculty UCSF and San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute; Former Chairman San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis; Media Medical Expert.

Honors/Awards

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.

Prof. Affil.

UCSF, Dept. of Psychiatry, Assoc. Clinical Professor; Distinguished Life Fellow of American, California and Northern California Psychiatric Associations; Member of International Psychoanalytic Assn.; former officer & board member, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society; American Academy of Psychiatry and The Law; Founder and former Chairman San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis; Psych. lecturer to Bar Association of San Francisco.

Publications

18 publications including "The Use of Forensic Psychiatry in Catastrophic Injury and Multi-Party Litigation" BNA (Bllomberg) Insight, (13:23 Dec. 2013). "Stressing The Point: PTSD - What It Is and What It Is Not" For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, Nov. 1995. "Shrink in the Courtroom," (2000) and "Assessing the Truth," (2000), San Francisco Attorney Magazine.

Prior Expert

More than 500 civil cases involving allegations of psychological injury. Defense: plaintiff 65% - 35%. PTSD, ADA, FEHA, Sexual harassment, psychotic states, incest, depression, drug/alcohol abuse, phobias; Psychiatric malpractice: Wrongful death, sexual or financial impropriety. More than 400 depositions; testified at trial in Federal and State Court 60 times.

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Jim Zimmer

Benchmark Investigations

32158 Camino Capistrano, #A-415, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
Phone: (800) 248-7721 Alternate: (949) 683-1911 Fax: www.bench-markinvestigations.com Email: zimmerpi@pacbell.net

Specialties

Professional investigations with emphasis on accuracy, detail and expedience. Asset/financial searches. Background investigations. SKIP Tracing. Mergers & Acquisitions. Due Diligence. Database/DMV searches. Process service. Surveillance/photography. Witness location/statements. Workplace Investigations. Northern California agents and correspondents nationwide. Multi-lingual agents. Fully insured.

Degrees/Licenses

CA Lic. PI 012651; BS.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration, Penn. State, 1971

Reg/Lic

PI License 12651

Honors/Awards

CALI Distinguished Achievement Award

Prof. Affil.

CALI, NCISS, NALI, WAD, Intellenet, AWI

Barbara Luna

Partner

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com www.wzwlh.com

Specialties

Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior "Big Four" accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lemon law, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

Prior Expert

***Names to be included under Barbara:

Dean Atkinson, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV),
John Luna, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA),
Venita McMorris, Partner (who has an MA in Economics).

All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.

Allison West

Principal

Employment Practices Specialists

446 Old County Road, #100-328, Pacifica, CA, 94044
Phone: (650) 922-4611 Fax: (866) 858-7775 Email: awest@employmentpractices.net www.employmentpractices.net

Specialties

Workplace investigations/fact finding, harassment/discrimination/EEO prevention, retaliation, wrongful discharge, ADA, HR practices,
policies/procedures, discipline/termination, workplace training, employee relations, at-will/public policy, corrective/remedial action.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; JD.

Mark Cohen

Chief Economist

Cohen Volk Economic Consulting Group

1155 Alpine Road, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Phone: (925) 299-1200 Fax: (925) 482-0824 Email: mcohen@cohenvolk.com www.cohenvolk.com

Specialties

High quality, reasonably priced economic analysis/valuation in business, personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge and marital litigation. Lost earnings, future care costs, labor/job markets consultation/studies. Develop/broker structured settlements.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MS, MA, Cert. Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).

Formal Education

BS, Finance, University of CA, Berkeley; MS, Finance, Boston University; MA, Counseling, St. Mary's College.

Reg/Lic

Certified Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).

Previous/Current Position

Vice President, The Udinsky Group. Adjunct Professor of International Investments, Dominican College. Adjunct Professor of Money and Banking, Statistics and Management, European Business School; Board Member, Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute.

Honors/Awards

Graduated first in Boston University Master's program. Honor's Student's Society, University of CA, Berkeley.

Prof. Affil.

American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation); American Rehabilitation Economics Association; American Economic Association; Career Planning Faculty Committee at Dominican College.

Publications

The Economics of Employment Discharge.

Prior Expert

30+ years experience in analyzing losses in Business, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discharge, Marital Litigation.

Mae Lon Ding

President

Personnel Systems Associates, Inc.

P.O. Box 28597, Anaheim Hills, CA, 92809
Phone: (714) 281-8337 Fax: (714) 281-2949 Email: mding@personnelsystems.com www.personnelsystems.com

Specialties

Employment discrimination; Executive and employee compensation; Lost wages/benefits; Employability; Performance appraisal; Personnel policies/procedures; Wrongful termination; Determination of "reasonable employee compensation" in business taxation/divorce cases (spouse working in family-owned business), overtime exemption.

Degrees/Licenses

MBA, CCP.

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