From the Tranches: High Profile Trials 2013
From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar and regulatory trials of the past few years. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, prominent defense counsel, and federal judges. They’ll share the real life successes and failures of the highest profile trials of the year, including the cases against Rajat Gupta, Brian Stoker, Fabrice Tourre, and Roger Clemens. The panelists will analyze trial strategies, jury selection, hostile witness testimony, unpredictable moments, the best and worst trial techniques, opening and closing statements, and much more. Our stellar faculty of judges and practitioners will also impart the valuable lessons they’ve learned from these trials. Finally, in-house counsel whose companies are caught in the midst of trials will discuss how they handle the myriad of complexities and consequences that high profile trials can bring.
What you will learn:
Insights into the trial strategies, successes, and failures in the highest profile white collar and regulatory trials of the year
How successful advocates pick a jury and connect with them
Different ways of presenting the most persuasive case to the jury
The most common trial pitfalls and how to avoid them
Ethical issues and Brady obligations
Updates and trends in securities enforcement
Lessons learned from trial victories and defeats
How in-house counsel handle trials involving their company
Partner Maria Douvas will co-chair the conference.