Tara Trask

Founder and President

Tara Trask

Founder and President

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Tara Trask is the President of Trask Consulting, a boutique litigation strategy, jury research and trial consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, Houston and New York. Ms. Trask’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation; including intellectual property, (patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation) antitrust, securities, breach of contract and fraud. She has also assisted both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving products liability, insurance, and oil and gas. Ms. Trask also has extensive experience in assisting institutions and individuals in matters involving regulatory enforcement and white collar defense.

Over her 23-year career, Ms. Trask has been involved in over 450 jury trials in 25 states and U.S. territories. Some of her more notable engagements include assisting:

 

  • Plaintiffs in Green Mountain Glass LLC and Culchrome LLC v. Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., d.b.a Verallia North Americain the District of Delaware.  The jury found willful infringement of one U.S. Patent and awarded damages of $50.3 million.
  • Defendants SAC Capital and Stephen A. Cohen in Kaplan v. SAC Capital Advisors in the Southern District of New York. The suit resulting from the largest insider trading investigation in U.S. history was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiffs in Cioffi, et al. v. Google, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. The jury found that Google’s Chrome Browser Sandbox technology infringes 3 U.S. Patents owned by inventors Al Cioffi and Al Rozman (deceased).  The jury awarded damags of $20 million.
  • Defendant Texas Brine in Gustave J. Labarre, et al. v. Occidental Chemical Company, LLC., et al., a class action brought by landowners in the wake of the Bayou Corne sinkhole incident in Assumption Parish, LA. The case was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiffs in Meyer/Brunson, et al. v. Health Plan of Nevada, Inc. The negligence case was brought against the insurer in the wake of a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas that was traced to colonoscopy clinics owned by Dr. Dipak Desai, now serving a prison term. The resulting $525 million verdict remains the largest verdict in Nevada history.
  • Defendant Transocean in the Multidistrict Litigation, Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The negligence case against Transocean arising from the Macondo Well incident on April 20, 2010 was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiff in Centocor v. Abbott in the Eastern District of Texas. The $1.67 billion result remains the largest patent infringement verdict returned by a jury in U.S. history.
  • Defendant Oprah Winfrey in Texas Beef Group v. Winfrey in the Northern District of Texas. The jury returned a defense verdict in the libel case.
  • Plaintiff in the Exxon v. Lloyd‘s excess coverage case involving the Valdez oil spill. The resulting $250 million verdict was one of the largest in Texas that year.
  • Defendants, Reliant Energy and four Reliant Energy traders in The United States v. Reliant Energy, et al., indictments arising out of the California Energy Crisis of 2000. The case was resolved prior to trial.

Ms. Trask is a nationally recognized author and lecturer on juror psychology and other trial science topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco, and the APA Psychology-Law Society. She currently serves as chair of the Trial Consultant Advisors to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

She has been a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants since 1994. She served on the board of directors from 2005-2012, serving as Treasurer, President-Elect and President. Ms. Trask currently serves as the chair of the ASTC/CJP join working group and liaison to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

Ms. Trask is an avid fundraiser, previously serving on the board for Raphael House, San Francisco’s first family shelter. She has competed in over 125 triathlons, including Ironman New Zealand.

Curriculum Vitae

Leadership

Chair, American Society of Trial Consultant Advisors

NYU Civil Jury Project | 2016- present

 

American Society of Trial Consultants

President | 2011-2012
President-Elect | 2010-2011
Treasurer | 2007-2010
Board of Directors | 2007-2010
Annual Conference Planning Committee | 2007, 2004

 

Raphael House, San Francisco

Board of Directors | 2006-2009

 

Global Green, San Francisco

Committee Event Co-Chair | 2006

 

Raphael House, San Francisco

Gala Committee Co-Chair | 2004-2005

 

Membership
American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
American Psychology- Law Society

Achievements & Accolades

Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service, The Recorder’s 2014 Best of. August 2014.
Ironman Triathlon finisher, Lake Taupo, New Zealand. 2002.
Two-time Half-Ironman Triathlon finisher. Lubbock, Texas. 1995-1996.

Publications

Trask, T. & Drescher, L.H. (Spring 2018). Strategies for success at trial: How to change your jury selection preparation timeline and why it matters. The Advocate, Case Planning, 82, 45-47.

Trask, Tara and David Barnard. “Citizen Juror: Justice Sotomayor and Steve Susman
Discuss Why Jury Duty Matters.” The Jury Expert. May 2016.

“How to Pack Like a Pro.” The Jury Expert. January 2011.

“Out of the Shadows, Into the Jury Box.” The Jury Expert. September 2010.

“Women in the Courtroom Today.” American Bar Association Litigation Section’s second edition of The Woman Advocate, edited by Abbe F. Fletman and Evelyn R. Storch. 2010.

Trask, Tara and Ryan Malphurs. “Don’t Poke Scalia! Lessons for Trial Lawyers from the Nation’s Highest Court.” The Jury Expert. November 2009.

Trask, Tara and Alison K. Bennett. “Making White-Collar Defendants Blue Collar Friendly: Lessons from Recent Trials.” In-House Litigator, The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Commercial and Business Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel. Winter 2009.

Trask, Tara and Linda Petersen. “Jurors’ Perceptions in the Economic Decline.” The Jury Expert. July 2009.

“Litigation Can Turn on Jurors’ Snap Judgments.” The National Law Journal, January 29, 2007.

“Getting to Know ‘Gen X’ and ‘Net Gen’ as Jurors.” The National Law Journal. January 31, 2005.

“Communicating to ‘Generation X’ and ‘Net Gen’ Jurors (Part 2 of 2).” The Jury Expert. December 2004.

“Getting the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’ from Trial Consultants.” The Jury Expert. September 2004.

“Due Diligence – Mock Trials and Pretrial Research Can Save Time Down The Road.” The Recorder. May 19, 2004.

“Communicating to ‘Generation X’ and ‘Net Gen; Jurors (Part 1 of 2).” The Jury Expert. March 2004.

“The Changing Face of Juries.” The Recorder. October 29, 2003.

Professional Presentations

“The Disappearing Civil Trial.” American Society of Trial Consultants Conference. Redondo Beach, CA. May 2016.

Effective Use of Focus Groups and Mock Trials.” Corporate Enforcement Forum. Carefree, AZ. May 2016.

Tips and Strategies for Making Damages Presentations to Juries.” IPO Damages Summit. Palo Alto, CA. May 2016.

“Jurors Today.” Judicial Fellows at the University of Kentucky. Covington, KY. April 2014.

“Women in the Courtroom.” McKool Smith Women’s Retreat. Dallas, TX. April 2014.

Federal Court Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Georgia. Amelia Island, FL. March 2014.

“Golden Living Outside Counsel Panel Meeting.” Defense Research Institute’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Golden Living. Scottsdale, AZ. September 2013.

“What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Stay in Vegas: Lessons From a National Trial Lawyer of the Year” (Co-presenter: Robert Eglet). American Society of Trial Consultants Conference. Las Vegas, NV. May 2013.

“From Discovery to Post Trial: What You Need to Know About Social Media.” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference. San Francisco, CA. July 2012.

“Masters of the Courtroom: Elite Trial Lawyers Share Their Methods.” HB Litigation Conferences. New York, NY. July 2012.

“Social Media—What You Need to Know.” Minnesota State Bar Association. Minneapolis, MN. April 2012.

“Jury Trials in the New Social Media Universe”. LegalTech Conference. New York, NY. January 2012.

ABA Trial Skills Committee. Dallas, TX. September 2011.
“What’s the Best Look for the Courtroom?” Interview on NBC’s Today Show-Weekend Edition. April 2, 2011.

“Voices from the Jury Box.” DRI Medical Malpractice Conference. San Francisco, CA. March 2011.

“From the Jury Box: Current Trends in Patent Jury Trials.” Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Washington, D.C. June 2010.

“Effective Use of Focus Group Results to Break the Negotiation and Mediation Stalemate.” Merrill Corporation Webinar Seminar. November 2009.

Jury Selection: How Today’s Challenges Shape our Approach.” American Bar Association Women in Products Liability Tenth Annual Regional CLE Workshop. Chicago, IL. October 2009.

“The American Jury: Experience, Research and How to Prepare.” London Underwriters Presentation. London, UK. June 2009.

“Communicating with Jurors.” ABA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. August 2009.

“Juror Attitudes Related to the Economic Crisis.” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. April 2009.

“Current Jury Trends.” 2008 Bowman and Brooke Firm Retreat. Dearborn, MI. October 2008.

Harnessing the Winds of Change to Bring Balance and Meaning to the Workplace.” 2008 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. August 2008.

“Keeping it Real: Making White Collar Defendants, Blue Collar Friendly.” ABA Litigation Section Teleconference. June 2008.

CSI Kentucky.” 2008 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention. Lexington, KY. June 2008. “From Rubble to Result: Discovering the Legal Story.” 2008 American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. June 2008.

“Anticipating and Understanding Juror Perceptions.” and “Jury Deliberation and Analysis.” 2008 DRI Food Liability Seminar. Chicago, IL. May 2008.

“Perry Mason, Arnie Becker or Denny Crane: To What Generational Beat Do You March and Does it Make a Difference in Your Legal Practice.” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar. Scottsdale, AZ. February 2008.

Faculty – 27th Annual National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Charlottesville, VA. January 2008.

“Work Life Balance – You Can Have it All.” American Bar Association Women in Products Liability CLE Workshop. New Orleans, LA. October 2007.

“Communication with Jurors.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association Fall 2007 National Legal Malpractice Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. September 2007.

“Litigation Skills: How Jurors Think – Crafting a Jury Friendly Case from Start to Finish.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association 2007 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. August 2007.

“A Different Drummer: Generations in the Workplace.” American Bar Association Spring Leadership Meeting. Vancouver, BC. June 2007.

“The Full Service Team.” American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. June 2007.

“CSI Effect.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 2007.

“Financial Experts – The Jury’s Perspective.” Litigation Section’s Economic Damages Sec- tion of the California Society of CPA’s. Burlingame, CA. October 2006.

“The CSI Effect: Popular Culture’s Effect on Civil Juries.” Alston & Bird, LLP. Atlanta, GA. July 2006.

“Gurus, Academics and Businessmen: How to Choose a Trial Consulting Practice Mod- el.” The American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Austin, TX. June 2006.

“Generations in the Jury Pool.” Federal Practices Committee of the Iowa Bar Association. Des Moines, IA. December 2005.

“Juror Profiling – Pre-Determining the Best and Worst Jurors.” The Ultimate Jury Selection Seminar. Los Angeles, CA. October 2004.

“The Newest Generation of Jurors – Net Gen, Gen X and Beyond.” The Ultimate Jury Selection Seminar. Los Angeles, CA. October 2004.

“Effective Expert Witness Testimony.” California CPA’s Litigation Section, Sacramento Chapter. San Francisco, CA. August 2004.

“Shadow Juries: Advanced Nuts and Bolts- Limitations, Benefits and Ethical Considerations.” American Society of Trial Consultants, National Conference. Memphis, TN.
June 2004.

“Through the Eyes of the Jury: Preparing and Presenting Your Case with the Jury in Mind – Five Lessons for Corporate Defendants.” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. St. Petersburg, FL. February 2004.

“Juries.” Brilliance by the Bay, San Francisco Regional Mensa Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 2003.

“Bridging the Generation Gap- How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Courtroom Effectiveness.” Fulbright & Jaworski. Dallas, TX. November 2003.

“Barristers Balancing Babies and Briefs.” San Francisco Barristers Club. San Francisco, CA. October 2003.

“The Changing Demographic Landscape – How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Courtroom Effectiveness, Jury Appeal and Workplace Relations.” Chaffe, McCall, Toler & Sarpy Firm Retreat. Biloxi, MS. September 2003.

“Bridging the Generation Gap – How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Court- room Effectiveness.” Nixon Peabody, CLE. San Francisco, CA. August 2003.

“Jurors’ Perceptions – What You Need to Know to Put Your Best Foot Forward at Trial.” San Francisco Barristers Club. San Francisco, CA. July 2003.

“Women in the Courtroom.” Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Devices Conference. New Orleans, LA. June 2003.

“Effective Expert Witness Testimony.” California CPA’s Litigation Section, San Francisco Chapter. San Francisco, CA. July 2002.

“Technology in the Courtroom.” American Bar Association White Collar Crime Institute. San Francisco, CA. February 1999.

Voir Dire/Jury Selection.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. Houston, TX. November 1997.

“Trial Sciences.” Video Presentation. American Bar Association Conference. October 1997.

Trial Sciences”. Dallas Bench Bar Association. Del Lago Resort. Conroe, TX. October 1997.

Jury Selection.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. Houston, TX. October 1997.

Implied Libel.” NAA, NAB, LDRC Libel Conference. McLean, VA. September 1995.

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Tara Trask is the President of Trask Consulting, a boutique litigation strategy, jury research and trial consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, Houston and New York. Ms. Trask’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation; including intellectual property, (patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation) antitrust, securities, breach of contract and fraud. She has also assisted both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving products liability, insurance, and oil and gas. Ms. Trask also has extensive experience in assisting institutions and individuals in matters involving regulatory enforcement and white collar defense.

Over her 23-year career, Ms. Trask has been involved in over 450 jury trials in 25 states and U.S. territories. Some of her more notable engagements include assisting:

  • Plaintiffs in Green Mountain Glass LLC and Culchrome LLC v. Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., d.b.a Verallia North Americain the District of Delaware.  The jury found willful infringement of one U.S. Patent and awarded damages of $50.3 million.
  • Defendants SAC Capital and Stephen A. Cohen in Kaplan v. SAC Capital Advisors in the Southern District of New York. The suit resulting from the largest insider trading investigation in U.S. history was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiffs in Cioffi, et al. v. Google, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. The jury found that Google’s Chrome Browser Sandbox technology infringes 3 U.S. Patents owned by inventors Al Cioffi and Al Rozman (deceased).  The jury awarded damags of $20 million.
  • Defendant Texas Brine in Gustave J. Labarre, et al. v. Occidental Chemical Company, LLC., et al., a class action brought by landowners in the wake of the Bayou Corne sinkhole incident in Assumption Parish, LA. The case was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiffs in Meyer/Brunson, et al. v. Health Plan of Nevada, Inc. The negligence case was brought against the insurer in the wake of a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas that was traced to colonoscopy clinics owned by Dr. Dipak Desai, now serving a prison term. The resulting $525 million verdict remains the largest verdict in Nevada history.
  • Defendant Transocean in the Multidistrict Litigation, Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The negligence case against Transocean arising from the Macondo Well incident on April 20, 2010 was resolved prior to trial.
  • Plaintiff in Centocor v. Abbott in the Eastern District of Texas. The $1.67 billion result remains the largest patent infringement verdict returned by a jury in U.S. history.
  • Defendant Oprah Winfrey in Texas Beef Group v. Winfrey in the Northern District of Texas. The jury returned a defense verdict in the libel case.
  • Plaintiff in the Exxon v. Lloyd‘s excess coverage case involving the Valdez oil spill. The resulting $250 million verdict was one of the largest in Texas that year.
  • Defendants, Reliant Energy and four Reliant Energy traders in The United States v. Reliant Energy, et al., indictments arising out of the California Energy Crisis of 2000. The case was resolved prior to trial.

Ms. Trask is a nationally recognized author and lecturer on juror psychology and other trial science topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco, and the APA Psychology-Law Society. She currently serves as chair of the Trial Consultant Advisors to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

She has been a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants since 1994. She served on the board of directors from 2005-2012, serving as Treasurer, President-Elect and President. Ms. Trask currently serves as the chair of the ASTC/CJP join working group and liaison to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

Ms. Trask is an avid fundraiser, previously serving on the board for Raphael House, San Francisco’s first family shelter. She has competed in over 125 triathlons, including Ironman New Zealand.

Curriculum Vitae

Leadership

Chair, American Society of Trial Consultant Advisors

NYU Civil Jury Project | 2016- present

 

American Society of Trial Consultants

President | 2011-2012
President-Elect | 2010-2011
Treasurer | 2007-2010
Board of Directors | 2007-2010
Annual Conference Planning Committee | 2007, 2004

 

Raphael House, San Francisco

Board of Directors | 2006-2009

 

Global Green, San Francisco

Committee Event Co-Chair | 2006

 

Raphael House, San Francisco

Gala Committee Co-Chair | 2004-2005

 

Membership
American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
American Psychology- Law Society

Achievements & Accolades

Best Jury/Trial Consulting Service, The Recorder’s 2014 Best of. August 2014.
Ironman Triathlon finisher, Lake Taupo, New Zealand. 2002.
Two-time Half-Ironman Triathlon finisher. Lubbock, Texas. 1995-1996.

Publications

Trask, Tara and David Barnard. “Citizen Juror: Justice Sotomayor and Steve Susman

Discuss Why Jury Duty Matters.” The Jury Expert. May 2016.

“How to Pack Like a Pro.” The Jury Expert. January 2011.

“Out of the Shadows, Into the Jury Box.” The Jury Expert. September 2010.

“Women in the Courtroom Today.” American Bar Association Litigation Section’s second edition of The Woman Advocate, edited by Abbe F. Fletman and Evelyn R. Storch. 2010.

Trask, Tara and Ryan Malphurs. “Don’t Poke Scalia! Lessons for Trial Lawyers from the Nation’s Highest Court.” The Jury Expert. November 2009.

Trask, Tara and Alison K. Bennett. “Making White-Collar Defendants Blue Collar Friendly: Lessons from Recent Trials.” In-House Litigator, The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Commercial and Business Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel. Winter 2009.

Trask, Tara and Linda Petersen. “Jurors’ Perceptions in the Economic Decline.” The Jury Expert. July 2009.

“Litigation Can Turn on Jurors’ Snap Judgments.” The National Law Journal, January 29, 2007.

“Getting to Know ‘Gen X’ and ‘Net Gen’ as Jurors.” The National Law Journal. January 31, 2005.

“Communicating to ‘Generation X’ and ‘Net Gen’ Jurors (Part 2 of 2).” The Jury Expert. December 2004.

“Getting the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’ from Trial Consultants.” The Jury Expert. September 2004.

“Due Diligence – Mock Trials and Pretrial Research Can Save Time Down The Road.” The Recorder. May 19, 2004.

“Communicating to ‘Generation X’ and ‘Net Gen; Jurors (Part 1 of 2).” The Jury Expert. March 2004.

“The Changing Face of Juries.” The Recorder. October 29, 2003.

Professional Presentations

“The Disappearing Civil Trial.” American Society of Trial Consultants Conference. Redondo Beach, CA. May 2016.

Effective Use of Focus Groups and Mock Trials.” Corporate Enforcement Forum. Carefree, AZ. May 2016.

Tips and Strategies for Making Damages Presentations to Juries.” IPO Damages Summit. Palo Alto, CA. May 2016.

“Jurors Today.” Judicial Fellows at the University of Kentucky. Covington, KY. April 2014.

“Women in the Courtroom.” McKool Smith Women’s Retreat. Dallas, TX. April 2014.

Federal Court Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Georgia. Amelia Island, FL. March 2014.

“Golden Living Outside Counsel Panel Meeting.” Defense Research Institute’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Golden Living. Scottsdale, AZ. September 2013.

“What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Stay in Vegas: Lessons From a National Trial Lawyer of the Year” (Co-presenter: Robert Eglet). American Society of Trial Consultants Conference. Las Vegas, NV. May 2013.

“From Discovery to Post Trial: What You Need to Know About Social Media.” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conference. San Francisco, CA. July 2012.

“Masters of the Courtroom: Elite Trial Lawyers Share Their Methods.” HB Litigation Conferences. New York, NY. July 2012.

“Social Media—What You Need to Know.” Minnesota State Bar Association. Minneapolis, MN. April 2012.

“Jury Trials in the New Social Media Universe”. LegalTech Conference. New York, NY. January 2012.

ABA Trial Skills Committee. Dallas, TX. September 2011.
“What’s the Best Look for the Courtroom?” Interview on NBC’s Today Show-Weekend Edition. April 2, 2011.

“Voices from the Jury Box.” DRI Medical Malpractice Conference. San Francisco, CA. March 2011.

“From the Jury Box: Current Trends in Patent Jury Trials.” Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Washington, D.C. June 2010.

“Effective Use of Focus Group Results to Break the Negotiation and Mediation Stalemate.” Merrill Corporation Webinar Seminar. November 2009.

Jury Selection: How Today’s Challenges Shape our Approach.” American Bar Association Women in Products Liability Tenth Annual Regional CLE Workshop. Chicago, IL. October 2009.

“The American Jury: Experience, Research and How to Prepare.” London Underwriters Presentation. London, UK. June 2009.

“Communicating with Jurors.” ABA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. August 2009.

“Juror Attitudes Related to the Economic Crisis.” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. April 2009.

“Current Jury Trends.” 2008 Bowman and Brooke Firm Retreat. Dearborn, MI. October 2008.

Harnessing the Winds of Change to Bring Balance and Meaning to the Workplace.” 2008 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. August 2008.

“Keeping it Real: Making White Collar Defendants, Blue Collar Friendly.” ABA Litigation Section Teleconference. June 2008.

CSI Kentucky.” 2008 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention. Lexington, KY. June 2008. “From Rubble to Result: Discovering the Legal Story.” 2008 American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. June 2008.

“Anticipating and Understanding Juror Perceptions.” and “Jury Deliberation and Analysis.” 2008 DRI Food Liability Seminar. Chicago, IL. May 2008.

“Perry Mason, Arnie Becker or Denny Crane: To What Generational Beat Do You March and Does it Make a Difference in Your Legal Practice.” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar. Scottsdale, AZ. February 2008.

Faculty – 27th Annual National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Charlottesville, VA. January 2008.

“Work Life Balance – You Can Have it All.” American Bar Association Women in Products Liability CLE Workshop. New Orleans, LA. October 2007.

“Communication with Jurors.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association Fall 2007 National Legal Malpractice Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. September 2007.

“Litigation Skills: How Jurors Think – Crafting a Jury Friendly Case from Start to Finish.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association 2007 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. August 2007.

“A Different Drummer: Generations in the Workplace.” American Bar Association Spring Leadership Meeting. Vancouver, BC. June 2007.

“The Full Service Team.” American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Long Beach, CA. June 2007.

“CSI Effect.” Plenary Session, American Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 2007.

“Financial Experts – The Jury’s Perspective.” Litigation Section’s Economic Damages Sec- tion of the California Society of CPA’s. Burlingame, CA. October 2006.

“The CSI Effect: Popular Culture’s Effect on Civil Juries.” Alston & Bird, LLP. Atlanta, GA. July 2006.

“Gurus, Academics and Businessmen: How to Choose a Trial Consulting Practice Mod- el.” The American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Austin, TX. June 2006.

“Generations in the Jury Pool.” Federal Practices Committee of the Iowa Bar Association. Des Moines, IA. December 2005.

“Juror Profiling – Pre-Determining the Best and Worst Jurors.” The Ultimate Jury Selection Seminar. Los Angeles, CA. October 2004.

“The Newest Generation of Jurors – Net Gen, Gen X and Beyond.” The Ultimate Jury Selection Seminar. Los Angeles, CA. October 2004.

“Effective Expert Witness Testimony.” California CPA’s Litigation Section, Sacramento Chapter. San Francisco, CA. August 2004.

“Shadow Juries: Advanced Nuts and Bolts- Limitations, Benefits and Ethical Considerations.” American Society of Trial Consultants, National Conference. Memphis, TN.
June 2004.

“Through the Eyes of the Jury: Preparing and Presenting Your Case with the Jury in Mind – Five Lessons for Corporate Defendants.” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. St. Petersburg, FL. February 2004.

“Juries.” Brilliance by the Bay, San Francisco Regional Mensa Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 2003.

“Bridging the Generation Gap- How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Courtroom Effectiveness.” Fulbright & Jaworski. Dallas, TX. November 2003.

“Barristers Balancing Babies and Briefs.” San Francisco Barristers Club. San Francisco, CA. October 2003.

“The Changing Demographic Landscape – How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Courtroom Effectiveness, Jury Appeal and Workplace Relations.” Chaffe, McCall, Toler & Sarpy Firm Retreat. Biloxi, MS. September 2003.

“Bridging the Generation Gap – How to Use Generational Insight to Improve Court- room Effectiveness.” Nixon Peabody, CLE. San Francisco, CA. August 2003.

“Jurors’ Perceptions – What You Need to Know to Put Your Best Foot Forward at Trial.” San Francisco Barristers Club. San Francisco, CA. July 2003.

“Women in the Courtroom.” Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Devices Conference. New Orleans, LA. June 2003.

“Effective Expert Witness Testimony.” California CPA’s Litigation Section, San Francisco Chapter. San Francisco, CA. July 2002.

“Technology in the Courtroom.” American Bar Association White Collar Crime Institute. San Francisco, CA. February 1999.

Voir Dire/Jury Selection.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. Houston, TX. November 1997.

“Trial Sciences.” Video Presentation. American Bar Association Conference. October 1997.

Trial Sciences”. Dallas Bench Bar Association. Del Lago Resort. Conroe, TX. October 1997.

Jury Selection.” Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. Houston, TX. October 1997.

Implied Libel.” NAA, NAB, LDRC Libel Conference. McLean, VA. September 1995.

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