Mark Dubois is counsel with the New London firm of Geraghty & Bonnano. He was Connecticut’s first Chief Disciplinary Counsel from 2003 until 2011. In that position, he established an office that investigated and prosecuted attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. He is co-author of Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, the first book devoted to the topic of attorney ethics in Connecticut. He is a weekly contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune where he writes the Ethics Matters column. Attorney Dubois represents individuals accused of ethical misconduct and malpractice. He also serves as an expert witness on matters of ethics and malpractice. He teaches ethics at UConn Law School and has taught ethics at Quinnipiac University School of Law where he was Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in 2011. He has lectured in Connecticut and nationally on attorney ethics and has given or participated in over 75 presentations and symposia on attorney ethics and malpractice. He has also taught trial advocacy and legal research and writing. Attorney Dubois has been board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification for over 20 years. He is president of the Connecticut Bar Association. In addition to being an officer of the Bar Association, he is a member of the Professional Discipline, Unauthorized Practice, Pro Bono and Mentoring committees. He is a member of the New Britain, New London, and American Bar Associations as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is the recipient of the Quintin Johnstone Service to the Profession Award in 2012 and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Award in 2007.
Mr. Clark served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty-two years. During his career, he conducted and managed numerous complex white-collar crime investigations involving fraud, financial crimes, and public corruption. He supervised the Special Operations Group at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Clark provided instruction on financial crimes and ethics in law enforcement. He has received numerous awards and commendations, most notably the United States Attorney Award for Investigative Excellence.
Since retiring from the FBI, Mr. Clark has worked as the manager of investigations and security for Otis Elevator, a division of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Clark’s professional memberships include the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the FBI Agents Association, ASIS International, Infraguard, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is currently employed as a professor at the University of New Haven, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice.
Mr. Kaplan has more than thirty-nine years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation, and litigation consulting. He is a co-founder of Kaplan, Abraham, Burket Associates, and Forensic Valuation Consultants, headquartered in Woodland Hills, California. Mr. Kaplan has rendered services in numerous litigation matters including business litigation, professional malpractice, fraud and embezzlement, intellectual property, marital dissolution, loss of earnings, and employment matters, as well as partner and shareholder disputes. In addition to often being called upon to testify in court as an expert witness, Mr. Kaplan has served as a court-appointed expert and accounting referee. In the academic arena, he has served on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business, as well as the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. He frequently presents at professional conferences for attorneys, accountants, and valuation professionals, and has served on the faculty of the National Judicial College. Mr. Kaplan has developed continuing education programs in financial and management accounting, economic damages, forensic accounting, business valuation, expert communications, and the CPA’s role in litigation. He has authored publications in the areas of Business Valuation, Economic Damages, Litigation Practice Marketing, Valuation Practice Management, and Expert Testimony. The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) awarded him with their Circle of Light Award, the highest distinction awarded to NACVA instructors. He has also received the Instructor of the Year Award, as well as being named an Instructor of Exceptional Distinction.
Ms. Grimley has been providing vocational evaluation, counseling, employability assessments, work capacity evaluations, and job placement services to individuals with physical and mental challenges for over twenty-five years. Throughout the majority of her career, she has offered forensic consulting and expert services to both plaintiff and defense attorneys in a broad array of litigation including Personal Injury, Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, ERISA, Domestic Law, and Labor and Employment. She has evaluated employer compliance issues with respect to the use of “essential function” job descriptions and “reasonable accommodations.” Ms. Grimley holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Case Manager, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts, and a Certified International Psychometric Evaluator. She is past president of the American Board of Vocational Experts (2015-2017), and previously served a five-year term as Secretary for the American Board of Vocational Experts.
She has lectured nationally to attorneys, claims examiners, economists and vocational experts. Ms. Grimley continues to stay involved in conducting and publishing empirical research, and authoring literature surrounding Transferable Skills Analysis.
Mr. Levin is the founder and CEO of the nationally recognized Daubert Tracker (www.dauberttracker.com), widely regarded as an essential due diligence tool for attorneys researching both opposing and retained experts, prior to hiring them. Being a former testifying vocational expert and principal in a litigation consulting company, Mr. Levin became aware of the significance and implications that expert witness due diligence and “gatekeeping” had for all participants in the litigation process – attorneys, experts, and judges alike. He came to realize, however, that there was no central repository of information and documents concerning challenges to expert testimony, despite the fact that “gatekeeping” activity was often a “linchpin” in successful or failed litigation. After validating his concepts with the litigation and forensic community, he developed a team of database programmers, web developers, and legal researchers and launched the Daubert Tracker in August 2002. Since then, the product has been received favorably, receiving significant attention in state bar association journals, legal newspapers, and from attorney and expert associations. Daubert Tracker data is available through such organizations as LexisNexis, WestLaw, and TrialSmith. Mr. Levin is also the co-author of the white paper, “Finding and Researching Experts and Their Testimony,” and a contributor to the ABA-published book, Litigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial. He holds a Masters degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Lentini is considered to be one of, if not the most, distinguished fire scientists in the United States. He has personally conducted more than two thousand fire scene inspections, and has been accepted as an expert witness on more than two hundred occasions. He is frequently invited to speak on the subject of the standard of care in fire investigation and laboratory analysis of fire debris, as well as on the progress of standardization in the forensic sciences. Mr. Lentini authored the book of Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, and is a very active member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), where he is the current chair of the Criminalistics Section. In 2008, he won the AAFS Criminalistics Section Special Meritorious Service award, and in 2015 was selected by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) as its “Person of the Year” for his work in advancing the field of fire investigation.