About Dr. Pasternack
Dr. Pasternack has a Ph.D. in chemistry and offers more than 30 years of extensive R&D, manufacturing, patent law, worldwide government compliance, and management expertise in the chemical industry.
Dr. Pasternack has provided expert witness services since 2004. His expertise includes deposition and trial testimony for product liability, patent infringement, and trade secret cases.
Dr. Pasternack specializes in chemicals, paints, coatings, UV and EB curable coatings, radiation curable coatings, polymers, plastics, failure analysis, laboratory testing, manufacturing, safety, product and process defects.
Examples of Previous Cases
- Exposure to chemicals
- Exposure to toxic fumes
- Metal corrosion
- Paint defects
- Plastic degradation
- Product defects
- Product development for UV/EB curable coatings
- Slip and fall
Dr. Pasternack offers hands-on laboratory and R&D management expertise in the commercialization of more than 50 new products for a broad range of industrial uses.
Dr. Pasternack developed and implemented a multimillion-dollar global patent program that included worldwide patent enforcement as well as filing patent applications worldwide. In addition, he created and directed a corporate worldwide product MSDS and government compliance program.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Pasternack directed a corporate technical exchange program between his United States laboratory and European and Japanese partners.
Dr. Pasternack communicates complex chemical technology into easy-to-understand language and offers excellent writing skills. His extensive knowledge of chemical and physical analytical test methods is a critical asset in achieving favorable results in client litigation.
Legal Experience and Services
- Review case history
- Conduct site inspection
- Conduct failure analysis
- Evaluate opposing technical expert witness findings
- Develop, recommend, and carry out technical strategies
- Select analytical tests to support planned strategy
- Provide written reports in convincing easy-to-understand language
- Attorney deposition
- Court testimony
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mellon Institute
Ph.D., Photochemistry, City University of New York
M.S., Organo-metallic chemistry, City College of New York
B.Sc., Chemistry, City College of New York
Courses and Seminars: management, sales, strategic planning, patents, government regulations, toxicology, and health & safety programs
Areas of Expertise
- Chemical exposure
- Chemical safe handling
- Failure analysis
- Hazardous materials
- Manufacturing process
- Material Safety Data Sheets
- Paints and coatings
- Personal injury
- Physical and Laboratory testing
- Trade secrets
- UV/EB curable coatings
American Chemical Society, American Coatings Association, RadTech North America