Recommendations Based on Expert Witness Service
Among the firms that have engaged Boughn’s expert witness services are Venable, K&L Gates, Perkins Coie, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hughes Hubbard Reed, Stueve Seigel Hanson, Spataro and Associates, and many others. She has provided services to several large companies including National Geographic, Dreamstime, Houghton Mifflin and many photographers.
“The Court was, however, impressed with Ms. Boughn’s expertise and testimony. As noted earlier, Ms. Boughn has worked for 40 years in the stock photograph industry, having worked at eight stock photography companies. She has reviewed more than four million stock photos to determine whether such photos had commercial appeal for use in advertising. She has licensed more than one hundred thousand stock photos.” –Judge Kevin Gross Case No. 13-10546(KG).U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia. April 4, 2016.
“It was the best expert witness presentation that I ever saw. Considering the underlying facts you had to work with, it was amazing.”
– Attorney for photographer/plaintiff
“The Legal team at (client) and (client’s attorney) have sung your praises and thanked me profusely for putting them in contact with you! I told them I had found you impressive: articulate, professional and well respected in our industry.”
– Individual that referred Boughn to an in-house legal staff
“Ellen Boughn was retained near the end of the designation period and, in a very short time, was able to digest the evidence and produce an opinion that was well-founded and persuasive. Her opinion was instrumental in our achievement of a satisfactory settlement.”
– Attorney for publisher/defendant
“Ellen has detailed knowledge of every aspect of the stock photography industry, including licensing, contracts, production and curation of images, image editing, microstock, traditional RF and RM licensing models, editorial licensing of images, rights and permissions, channel/distributor licensing, and payment of royalties to both domestic and international contributors. She understands it all. Add these skills to that fact Ellen is well read and in-tune to cultural trends, and you have the perfect expert witness and stock photo industry analyst”
-Inhouse attorney that reported to Boughn
“I have worked closely with Ellen Boughn for many years and retained her as an expert witness in multiple civil lawsuits involving photography. A seasoned trial lawyer watching my direct examination of Ellen and our proof of damages during a jury trial said “It was the best expert witness testimony and examination he had ever seen.” The jury also liked Ellen. We obtained an excellent jury verdict. Ellen testified so well on cross examination I was sorry to see it end. Based on my work with Ellen in the trenches I can highly recommend her as an expert witness in the photography field”
-Attorney for photographer plaintiff
Ellen Boughn is available 9-5 Pacific Time at 206-201-3315
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