Scott Allen is president of DOAR, the head of the Los Angeles office and leads DOAR’s qui tam Task Force. Scott has over 30 years of experience advising trial attorneys at some of the most respected law firms in the country on the testing and development of case themes and the effective use of visuals in hundreds of jury and bench trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations. Scott leads teams of multi-disciplinary consultants who perform focus group and mock trial research, develop graphics and present evidence. Scott and his team design innovative research events which uncover their client’s most powerful story and probe the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent’s case. The analysis of the data collected during research provides the basis of a visual strategy for graphics design. His experience includes the areas of labor and employment specializing in F.C.A./qui tam, white collar criminal defense, securities, environmental, insurance, and I.P. litigation.
Early in his career Scott pioneered the use of technology in the courtroom by advising attorneys to rely on a combination of video and animated 3-D graphics at trial to win a $1-billion environmental insurance matter.
Scott led a team of consultants who advised counsel for Silverstein Properties in all 3 phases of the World Trade Center Insurance Litigation as well as Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC.
For a patent infringement dispute involving the use of the real time 3-D graphics software developed for flight simulators, Scott and his team spent 2 years working with aerospace engineers to simplify both the explanation of their invention and their testimony for trial.
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis Scott and his team have provided critical support for several matters related to RMBS products including a 2 week summary judgement hearing for a mono line insurance company seeking compensation for the insurance it provided to a major bank for sub-prime loans.
Scott and his team helped plaintiff’s counsel receive a $250 million jury verdict award, the largest in U.S. history for a class action gender discrimination trial.
He designed and implemented a series of mock FINRA arbitrations to provide the Wealth Management division of a major international bank with a cohesive defense strategy for their outside counsel defending 127 broker disputes across the country related to a Structured Notes.
Most recently while performing jury research for a whistleblower trial, Scott and his team uncovered a trend in juror reactions which appear common to many labor and employment cases. By applying these lessons to the development of trial strategies for several subsequent whistleblower, wrongful termination and FCA/qui tam cases Scott has been able to provide positive jury verdicts for his clients.
Scott is a recognized expert and the author of a number of articles about strategic trial presentations, including “The Effective Use of Technology at Trial” and “The Importance of Developing a Visual Strategy at Trial”. Prior to trial consulting, Scott enjoyed a successful career producing television commercials and documentaries, which provided him the opportunity to travel and film around the world.