Managing Complex Litigation: A Guide to MAP (Manage, Analyze, and Present) A Complex IP Case
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In Managing Complex Litigation: A Guide to MAP (Manage, Analyze, and Present) A Complex IP Case (Second Edition), David (Dave) Dolkas, a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in Silicon Valley, sets forth the methodologies, processes, and protocols that he has developed over 30 years as a litigator, including 15 years as a trial attorney on complex IP and patent infringement cases. The book will be invaluable to any litigator transitioning from a tasked or project-based role on complex cases to leading either a segment (or "project") or the entire complex case (a "program"). Dolkas instructs readers on how best to Manage, Analyze, and ultimately Present (or "MAP") the "proof points" of a complex case to a judge or jury in a presentation that will be compelling, persuasive, and highly believable.
The fully updated Second Edition provides
• New techniques & strategies for more effective case planning, retaining focus on key elements of the case and not getting sidetracked with non-productive activities.
• Step-by-step practical guidance on developing and managing a winning trial team.
• Expanded coverage on how to prepare and present case-winning visuals for trial.
• Expanded coverage on how to prepare and present a complex case in a way that is easily understood by judges and jurors.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Managing
Chapter 1 Program and Project Management Principles
Chapter 2 Defining the Mission of the Complex Case
Chapter 3 Creating a Risk Assessment
Chapter 4 Creating the Discovery Plan
Chapter 5 Creating the Litigation Budgeting
Chapter 6 Creating and Following Protocols
Chapter 7 The Director of the Complex Case
Chapter 8 Directing the Litigation Team
Part 2 Analyzing
Chapter 9 Answering the Key Questions
Chapter 10 Organizing the Case Record
Chapter 11 Creating Trial Modules
Part 3 Presenting
Chapter 12 Fundamental Principles of an Effective Presentation
Chapter 13 Fundamentals of Storytelling
Chapter 14 Fundamentals of Designing Visuals
Part 4 After Action Review and Key Terms
Chapter 15 After Action Review