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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.   Host and fellow trial lawyer Courtland Reichman, Principal at 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 Trial with host Courtland Reichman to 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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Courtland Reichman, Trial Lawyer, Attorney, IP, Silicon Valley, McKool Smith Law Firm

Courtland Reichman is the Managing Principal of McKool Smith’s Silicon Valley office. Courtland is a broadly-gauged trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience in high-exposure intellectual property and commercial litigation.  He is known for delivering results through comprehensive case strategy, boiling down even the most complex cases into understandable themes, and communicating simply and effectively with judges and juries.

Courtland’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent, false advertising, copyright and trademark litigation...