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Behind The Trial

Mar 13, 2019

Episode 07 of Behind the Trial, co-presented by the trial firm of McKool Smith and Benchmark Litigation, features an interview with Diane Sullivan of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Diane is considered one of the most prominent trial lawyers, having secured high stake defense verdicts for Johnson & Johnson, ESPN, GE, Merck, and Philip Morris, among others.

Diane went Behind the Trial to share her unique experience arguing cases on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in product liability and antitrust matters. She reminisced about her upbringing in New Jersey, where competitive sports helped prepare her for the courtroom and taught her the importance of winning...and losing. Diane also dived deeper on a variety of topics including the underrepresentation of women in the trial bar, the use of mock trials in shaping strategy, and the decline of the jury trial in America.

In this episode of Behind the Trial, learn how Alice in Wonderland images played a role in one of Diane’s high profile wins, the importance of being 'within striking distance' before closing argument, and how Grey's Anatomy brought her team together during late nights prepping for trial.

Behind the Trial. Listen and learn from the trial masters.