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It’s not quite over: The most important post-verdict tasks to undertake

No matter the verdict and whether it comes down for or against the client, the work does not stop when the jury files out of the courtroom

Through this six-part series, we’ve studied all aspects of putting on a trial, focusing on the role that in-house counsel and other company representatives play in the process. We’ve also addressed what client representatives can expect from the trial counsel they choose. This includes regular communication, an awareness of the client company’s key messages, and ample availability for witness preparation, strategy sessions, and other meetings.

All of this contributes to securing a verdict in the company’s favor. That is the ultimate goal, and everything done during the trial has that end in mind. Yet, no matter the verdict and whether it comes down for or against the client, the work does not stop when the jury files out of the courtroom. In fact, the final stage is just gearing up. There are two key components for this last step: jury interviews and the post-mortem meeting.

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Michael A. Brown

Michael Brown is a litigator with Miles & Stockbridge’s Products Liability and Mass Torts Practice Group and leads its national trial team....

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