|ERISA Class Action
|Mayer Brown LLP
|Trial Strategy, Jury Research, Graphics Consulting
|Research, Graphics Consulting and Design, Jury Selection, Evidence Presentation
Surveys, focus groups, mock trials and witness evaluations all reveal juror attitudes about the case and how to take advantage of them at trial. Jurors in employment cases see the case through the lens of their own experiences as employees and sometimes as employers. For example, DOAR research suggests that over half of Americans have experienced discrimination or harassment at work. Understanding how these and other experiences shape reactions to an employment case is vital to crafting the right strategy at trial.
Presentation consultants help keep jurors focused on the evidence in ways that both teach and persuade. Highlighting key clauses in an employment contract, showing interactive charts (developed by graphics consultants) that demonstrate how compensation amounts – or damages – would change under changing conditions, and presenting hyperlinked timelines depicting key events and the relevant evidence about them help make the case clear, concise, and compelling.