How to succeed in the courtroom

Leading litigators--including those who argued on behalf of Wal-Mart and Apple--discuss skills and strategy

Over the past year, some of the biggest names in U.S. business have engaged in headline-making litigation. Whether their battles concerned intellectual property, labor and employment, or other corporate concerns, these companies turned to some of the country’s top litigators to fight for them.

Two such companies—Apple Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.—that faced bet-the-company lawsuits successfully garnered courtroom victories, not only because the facts of the cases were in their favor, but also because the litigators who argued their cases possessed a distinct set of skills. 

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Howard Scher, a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization comprising the top trial professionals in North America, recently wrote an article for outlining the top characteristics of successful litigators

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