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Big Data in Litigation: Leveraging Analytics for Jury Selection, Trial Costs, Determining Case Strategy

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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This CLE course will guide litigators on how to use big data leading up to, and during, litigation. The panel will explore how data is being used to govern decisions as trial approaches, including settlement conditions, surveying potential jury member demographics, and use of psychographics for desired outcomes at trial.


The legal profession is entering its data-driven phase. With the advent of litigation analytics, attorneys can finally quantify the prospects of success or the scope of risk for almost every option during a case.

Analytics has a role to play in every phase of litigation, from evaluating the plaintiff and opposing counsel, to the consideration of appellate issues. Understanding how to obtain and use this data is critical for litigators.

Previously, big data was only available to jury consultants or large law firms with deep pockets and enough resources to wade through immense and confusing amounts of information. But investigative programs that provide easy access to data are emerging as powerful everyday tools for lawyers seeking the bests outcomes for their clients.

Listen as our distinguished panel guides litigators on how to harness big data analytics for use during litigation. The panel will also discuss how data governs business decisions for corporations and law firms alike leading up to trial.



  1. Overview of big data and what types of analytics it offers to litigators
  2. Discussion of pre-trial data analytics, including case budgets and business decisions
  3. Discussion of data analytics during litigation, including panel selection, AFAs and exposure calculations
  4. Best practices for obtaining and using big data analytics before and during litigation all the way from pre-trial motions through the appeal


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What does big data include?
  • How can big data be used to govern business decisions leading up to trial?
  • How can big data analytics be leveraged both in the trial court and on appeal?


Embry, Stephen
Stephen E. Embry

TechLaw Crossroads

Mr. Embry is a frequent speaker, blogger and writer. He publishes TechLaw Crossroads, a blog devoted to the examination...  |  Read More

Jenkins, Kirk
Kirk C. Jenkins

Horvitz & Levy

Mr. Jenkins has served as appellate counsel in approximately 200 appeals and petitions for interlocutory review in...  |  Read More

Moses, Evan
Evan R. Moses

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Mr. Moses focuses the majority of his practice on “bet the company” employment class/collective action...  |  Read More

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