Making Technology Relatable: How to Try and Win Highly Technical Cases

August 5, 2021
1pm EDT

The Litigation Counsel of America Webinar Series is proud to welcome Sandra Edwards and Kathi Vidal of Winston & Strawn LLP as they present “Making Technology Relatable: How to Try and Win Highly Technical Cases” on Thursday, August 5 at 1PM EDT.

Program Overview

Whether it be a patent case on semiconductors or cloud computing, or a mass tort or pharmaceutical case involving complex scientific issues, this panel of trial lawyers will explore ways to make technology and science-based cases relatable and fun. They draw from their years of collective experience, trial work and targeted jury research to give practice and easily adoptable tips for breathing life into highly complex cases.


Sandra A. Edwards
Winston & Strawn LLP
Partner, San Francisco
Co-Chair, Product Liability & Mass Torts Practice

Co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s Product Liability & Mass Tort Practice, Sandra Edwards has extensive trial experience in federal and state court, both in her private practice and as former Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. Her trial practice focuses on complex, product, and pharmaceutical litigation, as well as mass torts and toxic torts, and her deep litigation experience includes handling multi-district court litigation and coordinated proceedings for major U.S. and international corporations. She is recognized as one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” and “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

She has represented major U.S. and international corporations, and some of her recent trial and litigation successes are in the areas of product liability; pharmaceutical liability; toxic torts; commercial disputes; groundwater and contaminated sites; FIFRA; Proposition 65; and private attorney general actions and citizen suits.

Kathi Vidal
Winston & Strawn LLP
Partner, Silicon Valley; Chicago
Silicon Valley Managing Partner

Kathi Vidal is one of the leading patent litigators and Federal Circuit advocates in the country. Nationally recognized for trying high-profile, high-stakes, and high-tech patent disputes for leading companies, her experience covers a myriad of technologies, including semiconductors, telecommunications, circuits and systems, computers, software, Internet applications, medical devices, and consumer products. In addition to protecting innovative companies through offensive patent actions to preserve their market or through innovative strategies to resolve defensive patent actions, Kathi advises clients on their portfolios, patent prosecution, inter partes review, trade secrets, trademarks, and other IP matters. She litigates in district court, in the ITC and at the PTAB.  Inside and outside of the courtroom, she is often called upon as an expert on case strategy and hot topics in the law. Kathi has been repeatedly named by Benchmark Litigation as a “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and recognized by Chambers USA.



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