Ray has been with DOAR Litigation Consulting since 2002. His expertise in the use of technology, project management during complex litigation, and proficiency in a diverse range of litigation support applications quickly elevated him to become one of the best trial consultant's in the field.
As a Director in the Trial Consulting practice, Ray serves as the primary contact for attorneys during support of high-stakes litigation. He specializes in the design and presentation of electronic evidence for use during trials, arbitrations and hearings in local or remote settings as well as the creation and maintenance of complex medium used during these engagements. He played an integral role in the support of cases such as US v. Martha Stewart, and has assisted a number of DOAR clients in obtaining favorable verdicts in trials representing major corporations such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touché, Royal & Sun, MKS Instruments, and many others.
Ellen Brickman is a social psychologist who has worked in trial consulting since 1987, with special expertise in the design and execution of pre-trial research. Dr. Brickman received her B.A. from Barnard College as a dual major in Psychology and English, and her Ph.D. from Columbia. She has over 20 years of experience directing large-scale research studies in the social sciences, including telephone and mail surveys, focus groups and interviews. Dr. Brickman has taught courses in social psychology, research methods and statistics. She draws on her research and teaching experience to help attorneys craft the best messages and deliver them most effectively in court.
Andy “Bunky” Cepregi
Andy Cepregi is a subject matter expert in trial strategy, trial presentation and trial technology. Throughout his six year tenure at DOAR, he has been lead consultant for at least forty five matters, including jury trials, hearings and arbitrations. In addition to his extensive experience presenting evidence and demonstratives in open court, Andy has coordinated teams of professionals performing video conversion and editing, graphics design/creation and data administration in preparation for various stages of litigation.
As a leader in the industry, Andy has spoken at many conferences, conducted countless CLEs and authored several articles, including his recent whitepaper, "A Critical Examination of the Need for Litigation Technology in ADR". Recent cases of note include World Trade Center Insurance Litigation (phases 1, 2 & 3), Cerberus v. United Rentals, Hexion v. Huntsman, and AIG v. Bank of America Securities.
Prior to joining DOAR, Andy was Coding and Scanning Manager at the Philadelphia-based litigation support firm of Global Document Imaging. After moving on from Global, Andy headed the Trial Consulting practice of Advanced Litigation's offices in Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA. Andy holds a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Widener University in Chester, PA.
Roy Futterman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and director in DOAR Litigation Consulting’s trial strategy consulting group following a career as a creator and manager of an innovative mental health treatment program in a public hospital in the Bronx. Dr. Futterman has extensive experience creating mock trials and focus groups, providing strategic analysis and trial recommendations for civil and criminal cases, preparing witnesses, and selecting juries in federal and state courts. Dr. Futterman received his B.S. from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University.
In psychology and trial consulting, he has specialized in the analysis of group dynamics, and has worked toward greater integration of psychological theory and technique into trial consulting. Dr. Futterman uses these clinical skills to prepare individual witnesses for trial and to explore and understand the thoughts and behaviors of groups of mock and actual jurors. He has worked with attorneys to develop persuasive legal strategy for a wide variety of civil and criminal cases including those involving intellectual property, securities fraud, first amendment issues, medical malpractice, entertainment law, contracts, employment, murder and sex crimes.
Dr. Futterman has been instrumental in helping attorneys secure large jury verdicts and settlements. Over the course of multiple lawsuits, he has been advising Irving Picard, the Trustee recovering money for the victims of Bernie Madoff’s fraud, resulting in the recovery of over one billion dollars. He also played a substantial role in securing a $250 million jury verdict in the gender discrimination class action trial Velez et. al. v Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., selecting the jury, preparing the witnesses, analyzing focus group research, and providing live trial strategy consultation.
Dr. Futterman has published journal articles and book chapters on such topics as juror Internet use, psychologically-based witness preparation techniques, and various psychological topics.
Mr. Morse has contributed to over a decade of operational leadership, management and hands-on experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of DOAR's internal and client-focused data management systems. Having specialized in database design, security and system consolidation, Ben oversees a combination of internal corporate technology initiatives as well as production and hosted environment solutions for DOAR's discovery and trial consulting practice groups.
Ben was an integral part in the design and construction of DOAR’s Digital Courtroom, a fully integrated state of the art facility designed to help attorneys prepare for trial, electronic assembly and manufacturing facility and developed the business continuity/disaster recovery objectives for the entire company. He also managed the expansion of the firm’s infrastructure, data and information integrity, system fault tolerance, security and automated performance management.
Ben also developed and continues to manage the Inference Repository operations and data management group. In that role, Ben oversees all repository design, database infrastructure, data preparation, uploading, security and hosting functionality available to DOAR's clients who use that environment to review, produce and analyze millions of documents using concept search and advanced data analytics capabilities.
With such a diverse background, Ben contributes most of his time to the discovery consulting practice by managing litigation matters that involve a large amount of technology or require the collection and management of atypical ESI (Electronically Stored Information). These engagements often include forensically sound data collection of local computers, email servers and/or specialized database driven application environments. Ben provides liaison support between our clients' information technology personnel and the legal staff and often performs the actual data collection in unique environments.