Conflicts and Confidentiality: The Ethical and Procedural Issues Concerning Experts

62 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2006 Last revised: 5 Feb 2009

David C. Hricik

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Addresses the ethical issues that accompany expert witnesses, including conflicts of interest, ex parte contacts, and related ethical issues. In addition, it discusses the ethical issues that arise from the use of undercover investigators to engage in ex parte contacts. Includes a discussion of what has become called pretexting (or pre-texting) in the context of the Hewlett Packard scandal.

Keywords: Legal ethics, pretexting, expert witnesses, undercover investigators, conflicts of interest, ex parte contacts

JEL Classification: K00, K40

Suggested Citation

Hricik, David C., Conflicts and Confidentiality: The Ethical and Procedural Issues Concerning Experts (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=917164 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.917164

David C. Hricik (Contact Author)

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law ( email )

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

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