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Behind the Trial Podcast with Evan R. Chesler Part 2 [PODCAST]

Presented by Benchmark Litigation in association with the trial firm of McKool Smith, the Behind the Trial podcast series features in-depth discussions with the nation’s most iconic trial lawyers.   McKool Smith captures the unique voice and style of each trial star by covering their best practices for presenting to a jury or judge, learning the pitfalls to avoid, and mastering the art of persuasion. 

Our second episode features part 2 of our conversation with Evan R. Chesler, Chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and one of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Evan went Behind the Trialto discuss the significance of the jury trial to American democracy, the limits and pitfalls of using humor in the courtroom, the importance of maintaining your credibility with a jury, and how to explain it all to a room full of 6th graders!

Evan's clients include a who's who of the Fortune 500 from IBM, Time Warner, and Novartis to Alcoa, Xerox, and American Express among others. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chairman of the Trustees of the New York Library, and Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law.

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Click here to listen to part 1 of episode 2 of Behind the Trial with Evan R. Chesler

Click here to listen to episode 3 of Behind the Trial with Elkan Abramowitz


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At McKool Smith, we treat every case as if it will go to trial. Our strength in commercial litigation means we litigate—and, most importantly, try—complex cases involving a diverse range of disputes.

From the very start, our lawyers employ a collaborative thesis development process, through which we identify pertinent legal, factual, and commercial issues. Then, we develop a comprehensive strategy that effectively drives the process from discovery through trial or other resolution.