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  • DOAR WALALA Criminal Justice Panel

    The Nuts & Bolts of a Career in Criminal Justice

    Tuesday April 25, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Loyola Law School 919 Albany Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

    These distinguished panelists will discuss what led them to pursue a career in criminal justice, the likes and dislikes of their current and former jobs, what makes an effective prosecutor and/or defense at-torney, the “do’s and don’ts” of jury trials, and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these amazing speakers all in one place.


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  • Civil Jury Project

    The Civil Jury Project will host a public event titled Dr. Bull and the Jury’s Role on April 17 at New York University School of Law. The event will focus on CBS’ wildly popular procedural drama Bull, which follows the antics of a team of trial consultants and deals intelligently with issues facing America’s jury system. A three-person panel will draw upon clips from the show to discuss juries, lawyers, and the administration of justice. The panel will include accomplished lawyer Stephen Susman, New York trial consultant Roy Futterman,...

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  • Expert Witness Assistance

    On Monday, March 27, 2017, a Pennsylvania state judge declared a mistrial in the latest case over the alleged side effects of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  In the midst of his testimony, the expert witness for the plaintiff ran to the aid of a juror suffering a medical emergency.  The expert, Dr. Mark Solomon, was to testify that the plaintiff’s exposure to Risperdal had caused him to develop large female-like breasts (a condition known as gynecomastia).

    After the juror was taken to the hospital, Johnson &...

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  • civil-forfeiture

    Congratulations to our clients Bruce Baird, Ben Razi, Jon Dougherty, Andrew Leff and the rest of the Covington & Burling trial team in a rare defeat of the SDNY U.S. Attorney’s Office in a high-profile civil forfeiture case.

    Following a seven day trial before Katherine Polk Failla, a Federal District of Manhattan jury reached a unanimous verdict in just three hours in favor of their client, Efans Trading Corporation. The government was seeking forfeiture of nearly $7 million in assets from Efans – including bank accounts and 47...

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