Mr. Kamisar is a certified expert in executive recruiting, who has placed hundreds of different executives in the past 27 years in a variety of industries, and who also has a sub-specialty in attorney recruiting. He has served as an expert witness on the subjects of executive and attorney employability, executive and attorney compensation, executive and attorney marketability, executive and attorney earning capacity, executive and attorney job search analysis, executive and attorney recruitment, and plaintiff/employee mitigation of damages. He has been deemed qualified as an expert in trial court, and was found in a court opinion to be a "credible and knowledgeable" expert on the subject of executive and attorney placements and compensation, testifying for the defendant employer. Mr. Kamisar has experience testifying in depositions and at trial. He is available to travel nationally and within the past few years has testified in cases in San Francisco, Dallas and New York City. He has been recently retained as an expert in a federal New York City (SDNY) case involving an associate attorney at an AmLaw100 law firm who alleges his termination was in retaliation for reporting ethical concerns; and in a state New York case where the former General Counsel and Vice-President for Legal Affairs for a major corporation alleges retaliation and unlawful discharge based on national origin and disability.
Mr. Kamisar recently served as an expert witness for the plaintiff on the subject of executive and attorney employability, job search analysis and mitigation of damages in the federal district court in San Francisco (N.D. Cal.) case of Wadler v. Bio- Rad Laboratories, Inc. where plaintiff was awarded approximately $11 million in damages plus attorneys fees when the jury found violations of Whistleblower protections in the retaliatory firing of the company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel. Within the past few years, he also served as an expert in a Dallas case on the subject of the employability of a dismissed Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager.
A Duke Law School graduate who received his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Gordon Kamisar is the President of his own executive search firm.
Education & Licenses
B. A., J.D., CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), Active Member, Washington State Bar Association