Corporate Diversity Partners
The Litigation Counsel of America recognizes as Diversity Partners companies and individuals who support the society, the Trial Law Institute (TLI) and/or the Diversity Law Institute (DLI) through yearly commitments and sponsorships. Diversity Partners include vendors of legal services who provide litigation support to lawyers throughout North America and beyond. Diversity Partners have exclusive service areas and are endorsed by the society. Those selected by the society have proven track records among LCA Fellows and/or their firms and Fellows are encouraged to engage Diversity Partners whenever possible for the benefit of the society and the Diversity Law Institute. The LCA is pleased to include the following as Corporate Diversity Partners for 2017:
Bentham is a commercial litigation funding company that provides investment capital to parties in large commercial and intellectual property disputes in the United States and abroad. Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, the oldest and most experienced commercial funder in the world. They offer law firms and their clients a risk-sharing partnership and a proven record of success unmatched by any other litigation funder.
Bentham’s highly experienced team of former litigators will dive into a case, assess its merits, provide strategic guidance where desired, line up experts to strengthen it, and – most importantly – deploy the funding needed to carry the case through to its best outcome. Bentham shares risk – they are repaid only if the case is successful – and promotes collaboration among client, law firm, and funder. Bentham works with law firms, corporations, and individuals, offering a risk-sharing partnership, transparency of operation, and simplicity of funding terms. www.benthamimf.com
DecisionQuest is one of the nation’s leading trial consulting firms, assisting clients through the expert use of the art of persuasion – using research, visual communications, strategic communications and social media analysis. Over the past 30 years, its principals have been retained in over 15,000 high-risk engagements nationwide. Providing trial consulting and visual communications services to Fortune 1000 companies, DecisionQuest’s core capabilities include testing and developing case strategies; witness evaluation and preparation; community attitude survey analysis; jury selection; strategic demonstrative exhibits; and trial presentation assistance. DecisionQuest has 120 employees in 12 offices helping attorneys to realize the best case scenario. www.decisionquest.com
Elliot Davis Decosimo
Elliott Davis Decosimo’s advisors provide invaluable experience and expansive consulting capabilities to support your complex litigation and forensic accounting needs. In matters involving complex financial litigation issues, you need an experienced professional with excellent communication skills who can help the judge or jury understand the underlying financial issues. Beyond performing detailed calculations and complex financial analyses, Elliott Davis Decosimo advisors effectively present financial evidence and expert testimony to help you achieve the best possible result.
Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks among the top 50 accounting firms in the U.S. With 17 offices across seven states, we provide comprehensive assurance, tax and consulting solutions to diverse businesses, organizations and individuals. Our professionals are business-minded and solution-driven to bring industry knowledge and experience to each engagement, delivering fully engaged, high-quality service to attorneys and your clients. www.elliottdavis.com
The Expert440 is an invitation-only registry of preeminent trial experts. It is limited to 440 experts practicing in various fields of expertise tailored to the primary practices of members of the bar’s most prestigious honorary societies. The Expert440 was designed to facilitate the case requirements of lawyers whose litigation demands the highest level of expertise, experience and knowledge in a given area of science, technology, medicine, law, business, arts, transportation, economics, design, construction, employment, safety and/or forensic areas surrounding legal issues. www.expert440.org
Fishman Marketing has been called “the firm to call when you want your website not to look like everyone else’s.” Led by Ross Fishman, a former litigator and law firm marketing director and marketing partner, Fishman Marketing is one of the legal profession’s premier branding agencies and website developers. Recipient of dozens of international marketing awards for effective, revenue-generating marketing campaigns, Fishman Marketing has received the Legal Marketing Association’s “Best in Show” honor five times. Ross is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and was the first marketer inducted into the LMA’s Hall of Fame. He has presented over 250 marketing-training programs and firm retreats from Iceland to Istanbul. www.fishmanmarketing.com
Girardi | Keese
From the first million-dollar medical malpractice verdict in California (1970) to a $1.9 billion settlement for California consumers to a $25,000 verdict for a homeless man bitten by a dog, every case Girardi | Keese handles receives the care and resources that come from our collective experience. Girardi | Keese lawyers and staff are there for the long haul because they are doing work they believe in. Tom Girardi has had two secretaries since 1965. Bob Keese has had one. The firm has had only two bookkeepers in their history. In all of our practice areas, from personal injury to business litigation, from intellectual property to product liability, Girardi | Keese lawyers have an extraordinary depth of experience. The firm knows that the work they do helps people move on with their lives even after terrible tragedies. And they know that we are making the world a better and safer place. Girardi | Keese represents clients in California and nationwide in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product defects, employment law, aviation law and others. www.girardikeese.com