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Talking Bull, Episode Sixteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

March 8th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the sixteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…       In this episode, we learn that attorneys become profoundly talented tacticians after working with a jury consultant a couple of times. Let that sink in for a moment. But then we also learn that the only way that Bull is successful is by living in a world in which judges are easygoing

Dr. Roy Futterman Featured In Law360 Q&A Article

February 23rd, 2017|

Trial Consultants Q&A: DOAR’s Roy Futterman Law360, New York (February 23, 2017, 12:42 PM EST) —Roy Futterman, Ph.D. Roy Futterman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, jury consultant and director at DOAR Inc.’s trial strategy consulting group. He is also Law360’s “Talking Bull” columnist in which he writes about the fictional jury consultant on the television show “Bull.” Based in New York, he oversees mock trials and focus groups, provides strategic analysis and trial recommendations for civil and criminal cases, prepares witnesses, and selects juries in federal and state courts. In addition to publishing journal articles on a variety of topics,

Talking Bull, Episode Fifteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

February 22nd, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the fifteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         This week, an interesting episode full of strategy and counterstrategy goes out the window when Bull has a romance with the opposing counsel during trial. This is a consistent problem for jury consultants: We cannot turn off our hearts, your honor. Caution: Sanctimonious preaching ahead. The Case Of The Super-Rich Guy

Talking Bull, Episode Fourteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

February 15th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the fourteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         This week, the team is told that they will not be able to hack into computer networks nor can they do anything sneaky, so they will be forced to do jury consulting like us muggles. They do not, but that is at least the premise. The Case of the Leaky Soldier

DOAR Experts Monthly Update

February 10th, 2017|

Expert Witness Testimony Key In $500 Million Verdict Against Facebook Subsidiary Earlier this month, a Texas federal jury determined that Oculus, a subsidiary of Facebook, and some of its executives must pay $500 million in damages to video game developer ZeniMax Media for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and breach of a non-disclosure agreement. Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack, a former employee of ZeniMax, was also found liable for conversion. The suit was premised upon ZeniMax’s claims that Oculus built its virtual reality technology (i.e., headsets) using software code and ideas stolen during Carmack’s tenure with ZeniMax. The crux of

Talking Bull, Episode Thirteen, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

February 8th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the thirteenth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         This episode was calm, even sedate, and featured an actually sympathetic three-dimensional defendant. The jury consulting techniques were close to realistic and sophisticated. Not a single felony was committed by anyone on Bull’s staff. All is forgiven! This affords us an opportunity, much requested by our far-flung readers ranging from the

DOAR Team Assists with Insider Trading Defense Victory

February 2nd, 2017|

Congratulations to our clients Grant Fondo, Derek Cohen, Rushank Shah, Sylvia Ewald and the rest of the Goodwin Procter trial team on the successful defense of their client Ashish Aggarwal. Following a 1 week trial before Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr., the Central District of California jury deliberated for 4 days before finding former JP Morgan Analyst Ash Aggarwal not guilty on 26 counts related to alleged insider trading. Judge Hatter declared a mistrial on the remaining 4 counts when the jury declared they were deadlocked. This was the 1st jury trial in the new state of the art U.S

Jury Research Monitoring In The Eastern District of Texas

January 27th, 2017|

The Eastern District of Texas continued in its efforts to compel attorneys to report on all pre-trial jury research including the names of all of the research participants who might otherwise be in the jury pool for the actual trial. Although these measures may be surprising in the modern litigation environment in which pre-trial research in high dollar cases is routinely and matter-of-factly administered, these orders appear to stem from a concern that the venire has a limited number of qualified jurors. In a January 3 order on the patent case 3rd Eye Surveillance, LLC v. The City of Fort

Talking Bull, Episode Twelve, A Real Jury Consultant Watches a Fictional One

January 25th, 2017|

Roy Futterman, Ph.D. In the twelveth edition of his weekly column in Law360, DOAR’s real-life New York City Jury Consultant and Psychologist reviews the fictional NYC Jury Consultant/Psychologist on the television series “Bull,” focusing on what litigation is really like in the trenches. [Spoiler Alert]…         In this episode, with a story credited to Dr. Phil himself, a woman blows up a bomb and takes hostages in order to get jury consulting services. I should be flattered. The Case of the Easily Convinced Bomber This episode is so outlandish that it may be a “Mulholland Drive”-esque last

Legal Marketing Associate

January 23rd, 2017|

About DOAR, Inc. DOAR is legal consulting company that advises lawyers involved in high profile, complex, high stakes criminal and civil legal disputes. Headquartered in midtown New York City with offices in downtown Los Angeles, DOAR has been involved in many of the most notable and closely-watched cases filed over the past 25+ years.  DOAR’s consultants are experts in litigation strategy, and in the testing, preparation and retention of academic and industry experts who work with DOAR to develop winning strategies.  Our consulting teams are comprised of individuals with degrees in social psychology, communications, engineering, graphic design, technology and the