How do the most celebrated trial lawyers of our generation convince 12 strangers? What are their secrets of persuasion and tricks of the trade? "Behind the Trial" will take you to the front lines and reveal how it all works when lives, fortunes, and reputations hang in the balance.
Presented by "Benchmark Litigation" in association with McKool Smith, the Behind the Trial podcast series features in-depth discussions with the nation's most iconic trial lawyers.
Behind the Trial captures the unique voice and style of each trial star by covering their best practices for presenting to a jury or judge, pitfalls to avoid, and the art of persuasion.
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Judge William Alsup - Northern District of California
Episode 5 (2 of 2)
Episode 4 (1 of 2)
Episode 04 of Behind the Trial features iconic trial lawyer David Boies, Chairman of Boies Schiller Flexner. David has handled some of the nation’s biggest cases and trials, including representing Vice President Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, and the plaintiffs in a case that led to California’s ban on same-sex marriage being overturned. Read More...
Our second episode features part 2 of our conversation with Evan R. Chesler, Chairman of Cravath and one of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Evan went Behind the Trial to discuss the significance of the jury trial to American democracy, the limits and... Read More
Episode 1 features Evan R. Chesler, Chairman of Cravath and one of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Evan went Behind the Trial to discuss the keys of persuasion, common traits of an effective trial lawyer, the significance of the “people factor,” and... Read More
Behind the Trial, an in-depth discussion with the nation’s most iconic trial lawyers, from McKool Smith and brought to you by Benchmark Litigation. Read More
Diane Sullivan - Weil Gotshal
Diane P. Sullivan is a partner in the Litigation Department in Weil’s New York, NY and Princeton, NJ offices where she specializes in trial of complex commercial litigation, class action, and mass tort cases. More...