Why Firms that Do Trial Technology Wrong are Destined to Lose
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Why Firms that Do Trial Technology Wrong are Destined to Lose

When: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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Learn about the technology traits of winning and losing teams at trial. Stories and information about those that did not have a functional technology plan for trial and the consequences. Why the Project Management revolution needs to become as routine in trial as it is in ediscovery.


Shannon Bales
Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Shannon Bales is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. As a member of the Trial Services group in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, he is responsible for building a technical environment for legal teams to present their case in that maximizes decision maker understanding and minimizes downtime and security risk. Shannon recently authored a book to be published by www.nita.org titled “The Trial Presentation Companion” which discusses how to use technology at trial correctly.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting in 2017, Mr. Bales led a diverse eDiscovery team at Munger, Tolles and Olson for 14 years and specialized in complex trial needs, eDiscovery, document review and forensic collection. Shannon has worked on some of the largest and most technically difficult cases in the country like the BP Oil Spill and mortgage backed securities litigation and has built the technical environment for two war crimes Tribunals for the UN in Rwanda and Cambodia. Shannon also gives back to the legal community and teaches legal technology at UCLA and is a frequent speaker at his Alma Matter, The University of Oklahoma where he often presents on legal technology topics to the law school. Shannon was awarded the Legaltech Award for “Best Use of Technology at a Trial” for his work in Cambodia and was a finalist for his technology work at the BP Oil Spill trial. Last, Shannon is a frequent contributor to www.NITA.org where he has authored a number of blog articles on legal technology topics.

He has worked with legal teams from firms that include: Munger, Tolles & Olson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin, Shook Hardy & Bacon and Zelle Hoffman. His representations have included work on behalf of Rambus, Transocean, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, NBC Universal, Motion Picture Association of America to name a few.

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