Employment Litigation Evaluation
- As a former trial lawyer and in-house litigation manager, Cynthia gave, and valued receiving, thoughtful second opinions on high-stakes labor and employment litigation. Now, as a third-party neutral evaluator, Cynthia offers her diverse perspectives, analytical skill and deep litigation experience to help in-house or outside trial counsel set realistic outcome expectations and strategies.
- When should an in-house or outside attorney consider asking for Cynthia’s employment litigation evaluation? The entry points and goals can vary dramatically, and Cynthia works collaboratively with counsel to determine the most cost-effective and valuable engagement. Experience suggests, however, that Cynthia can be most effective in the following scenarios: 1) evaluating risk/strength/strategy in potential or threatened litigation; 2) assessing facts/strategy in the discovery phase; 3) evaluating risk/strength/strategy in preparation for a jury/court trial or arbitration; and/or 4) working with corporate decision-makers, individual defendants, plaintiffs or other interested parties to translate a litigation risk assessment.
- Why ask for Cynthia’s evaluation or support? Quite simply, having a second opinion from a neutral, experienced litigator who is completely disinterested in the outcome can give counsel and clients new insight and/or valuable confirmations. And, Cynthia’s background is well-suited to the task. Over her many years of practice she 1) has first-chaired many successful jury, court and arbitration cases; 2) managed litigation teams, including class actions; 3) managed and assessed/reported risk in U.S. and international litigation; 4) taught trial practice to law students and practitioners; 5) clerked for judges on both the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals; and, importantly, 6) assessed many litigation cases as a mediator and arbitrator.
- Cynthia is pleased to discuss whether she can add value in a given situation and, if not, make suggestions for a different resource.