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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

“The Focal Points ability to understand the critical issues and convey the answers simply and graphically is uncanny and highly effective. In short, they are the best.”

John Dowd

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Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP

The people at The Focal Point think visually, which many lawyers cant do. Yet, they also understand the legal concepts as well as the most experienced trial lawyers do.”

Cristina Arguedas

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

The Focal Point is the paragon of professionalism.

Steve Sherr

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

“The Focal Point provided a top notch team, onsite in Toronto, that worked very hard and long hours...their support, creativity, and quality of work product was outstanding throughout.”

Gordon McKee, Partner

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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

“I want to express my deep appreciation to The Focal Point for your pro bono work on Perry v. Schwarzenegger. The members of your team developed compelling and effective trial graphics for a large number of expert witness on a very demanding schedule, and provided virtually round-the-clock creative and technical support during the trial. [We] were impressed by the talent and commitment of your team, and by everyones willingness to dedicate so much time and effort to the case. Thank you so much for everything that you have done, and for making our legal challenge to Proposition 8 that much stronger.

Jeremy M. Goldman

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Commins & Knudsen, PC

Having The Focal Point help with trial preparation is like getting into a German luxury car. It is art and function in one. Many complex ideas are reduced to a few simple and understandable controls. This is the result of serious thought and focused creativity. I feel much safer with that kind of power at my disposal.

David Commins

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Cooley LLP

“The Focal Point helps me see things the way the jury will, which makes a critical difference when preparing for trial. I make sure to hire them before the case is even indicted.”

Stephen Neal, Chairman

My most recent experience with The Focal Point reminded me why I want to work with them on all my IP cases. Their can-do, collaborative attitude, great ideas, bench depth, and high quality work helps our trial teams win cases. They are a valuable asset during the many phases of any IP case.”  

Thomas Friel

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Covington & Burling LLP

“Over the course of nearly three decades, I have worked with many trial support firms.  Focal Point is far and away the best. I can’t imagine trying a case without Focal Point as part of my trial team.”

Anthony Herman

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Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

"The Focal Point stands apart from other trial consultants as invaluable partners in developing effective thematic approaches to litigation. We rely on their immense courtroom experience to act as a sounding board throughout the life of a case and to craft persuasive presentations adapted to both the facts of the case and the needs of the jury. Their tremendous contributions are reflected in their outstanding results. Their commitment to success, their thoughtfulness, imagination, follow through and responsiveness are second to none. On top of that...they are an absolute delight to work with.”

Jonathan Kitchen

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Dentons

Working with The Focal Point has been invaluable in developing a strategy on how to best present our case. They do a wonderful job of breaking down complex issues into simple, readily understandable thoughts and graphics.

Ivor Samson 

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

This is just a note to say you guys really taught me a lesson in these cases: nothing persuades like an impactful image. You guys take the time to understand the case, and your team is highly intelligent. You take lawyer input very well, and then you turn it in to impactful images.  

Our challenge here was great. We were called upon to tell a very complex story, and to rebut an equally complex accusation....Our opponent was a sophisticated group of lawyers who make their living twisting technology facts.

We crushed their A team, and then ran the table in case after case, adjusting to all their nonsense along the way. There is simply no way we could have done this without you guys. You were true partners, and it was your creativity that allowed us to bring simplicity to our message. I'll never go to war again without you guys.

Seamus Duffy

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Farella Braun + Martel LLP

I have enjoyed working with the Focal Point for many years in developing our graphics for trials and significant hearings.  They have consistently provided terrific ideas and service, and worked with us as partners in helping to explain complex technologies to judges or juries. In our most recent experience working with the Focal Point, we were successful in winning a unanimous jury verdict in our clients favor on patent validity issues.  Although the concepts were complex and the turnaround time often short, the graphics provided by the Focal Point were truly exceptional.

Jeff Fisher

Thanks for all of your great help. The support you...provide is critical in a case involving technology or intricate documentation. We settled the case before the verdict was read, but from questioning them we know that the verdict was in our favor. The Judge and I both questioned the jurors about what they found persuasive and they commented that the visual presentation of the material made it understandable in a way that could not be achieved with documents in a notebook or just talking and arguing.

John Cooper

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Genentech

A heartfelt thanks to our Focal Point team for an incredible effort. I appreciate what little time you had to create a number of layered animations and new graphics, and they all turned out extremely well! You were so flexible and supportive. The end result was very effective and impressive. It was another reminder of why you guys truly are the best in the biz.

Hannah Shen-Mei Williams

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Thanks to your whole team for helping us get the points across to the Judge during the trial. Im quite convinced that a good part of the reason we got the result we did this last week was because the Judge sat through our presentations and followed exactly the points we were trying to make.”

Mark Lyon

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Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Within a matter of two hours The Focal Points creative and experienced pros came up with ideas for imaginative slides and a wonderful timeline that allowed the jury to understand the complexities of our case and how the testimony of the numerous parties and witnesses fit with the documentary evidence to tell our story. Not only did we have a slide that summarized the testimony of key witnesses, The Focal Point somehow was able to add a digital photograph of each witness to the slide to help the jury place the testimony with a face. They did all this, and they updated the timeline with the days testimony, the night before my closing argument without a hitch.

Jack McCowan Jr.

The Focal Point and its people are creative, smart, and are the perfect partner for crafting a selling theme with the graphics and demonstrative evidence to communicate that theme and catch the imagination and interest of the fact trier. Working with The Focal Point is a great learning experience for the litigator and the lessons one learns can be used in all contexts where persuasion and effective communication are important.

Charles Berwanger

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Harris Corporation

Just wanted to thank you again for all your great work in this case. You and your company have done a lot of very good work for Harris over the last few years. Another excellent result!

Mitch Evander
Senior Litigation Counsel

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Kean Miller LLP

"We want to again thank everyone at the Focal Point for all the hard during our trial. The Focal Point team was a key contributor to the success at trial. Your participation in our trial planning and execution was everything we hoped for, and more. We cannot say enough about the creativity and hard work you demonstrated throughout this case. Both were acknowledged by the verdict of the jury and directly by individual jurors who commented on how impressive our trial graphics were and how they helped in understanding some very difficult issues. We certainly have enjoyed and benefited from our association with the Focal Point and look forward to continuing that partnership in the future."

Mike Phillips

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Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

I learned long ago that going to trial without Chris Ritter and The Focal Point, involved early in trial planning and brainstorming about the message and how to deliver it, is foolhardy.

John Keker

[The Focal Point] exceeded expectations, especially in terms of responsiveness and dedication to the effort. Also, The Focal Point team had an outstanding ability to quickly understand the technology and concepts we were trying to teach....They are smart, dedicated, and a pleasure to work with.

Brian Ferrall

I just wanted to thank you for your contributions, hard work, and support. You guys are the greatest–we always look forward to collaborating with you and dont know what we would do without you. Judge went out of his way to compliment the fine animations' that we presented. He thought they were very instructive and enjoyable, and hes someone who does not compliment lightly.

Jeff Chanin

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King & Spalding

"In my twenty years of practice, The Focal Point is the best trial strategy and graphics consultant I’ve encountered. What distinguishes them from others is their ability pinpoint the issues that really matter, avoid the clutter, and present a compelling and simple story. Our legal team had struggled for months to simplify an exceedingly complex set of engineering facts, only to have The Focal Point boil it down in our first meeting to a few simple themes and displays. We were blown away!" 

Craig Ledet

“Can’t say enough about The Focal Point. They get the trial game completely and bring it all. Around the clock support, a great attitude and images that say it better than words. Wouldn’t want to go to trial without them.”

Bobby Meadows

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Latham & Watkins LLP

I have handled a number of complex technology trial matters and, therefore, worked with a variety of graphics shops. Your team stands out among the crowd for both the quality of the ultimate work product and the partnership attitude with which you worked in helping to conceive, design, and deliver that product...my entire trial team continues to comment upon the responsiveness that we experienced at all levels of your organization....Despite the distance between our offices, we received extremely timely responses, both in on-site visits and work product delivery. I cant imagine that a local shop could have performed a more punctual and effective role...you have our complete admiration and respect.

Steve Swinton

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Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst

Your graphics are off the charts!

John Volney

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McDermott Will & Emery

“Technically savvy, bright, and responsive, responsive, responsive. Andy, Scott and their team bent over backwards to help us communicate complex technical concepts to a lay jury.”

Matthew Weil

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

“You were great to work with. I thought you came up with lots of really good ideas and were able to quickly focus on the key concepts. Creating the boards was one of the [best] parts of the case and you were a lot of fun to work with.”

Noel Nurrenbern

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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Focal Point is consistently the most creative case preparation firm I have seen. You are not a graphics shop, but a case prep shop....I would be most pleased if you could prepare notebooks of ALL graphics for cases on which I have worked on with you. Your stuff is so great that I want to make sure I have copies of it to show/read to my kids at bedtime each night. As always, you guys are the best and I really enjoyed working this one with you. I am glad we have the verdictnow for the judgmentthanks again.

Brett Govett

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Paul Hastings

“The Focal Point brings insight and creativity to the process. They listen with an open mind and are always committed to working at the highest level. They bring an uncanny ability to quickly immerse themselves into a case and help develop the best trial themes...and graphics....There is simply no one better.”

John Phillips

“Their process forces you to focus as a lawyer...on the case. They have an innate common sense and ability to see the case through the eyes of a juror. I wouldnt start a major trial without them.”

Ned Isokawa

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Perkins Coie LLP

"The Focal Point team played an integral role in our ability to achieve the fourth largest jury verdict of 2003. Their commitment to our effort was intense and their creativity and instincts were unmatched. In the months leading up to the trial, and throughout the three-month trial itself, we had no doubt that they would be there when we needed them, regardless of the day or the time. Our discussions with the jury after the verdict revealed that The Focal Points work had a major impact on how the jury viewed the case and helped persuade them to see the dispute from our clients perspective."

Robert Jacobs

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Reed Smith

“Thank you for your invaluable assistance in the successful defense of [our client.] Your costs were fair, your product was outstanding, and perhaps most importantly, you were there when neededeven on short notice and on weekends.”

Steven Kohn

“Exceeded expectations in every possible way—the team worked hard on a short deadline to create a very effective and persuasive presentation—as good as it gets in a way that is now customary for The Focal Point and its team.”

James Wood

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Thank you for the great work you did on the graphics for the trial. They look wonderful, and your speedy reaction to our short lead-time is most appreciated. Thanks a million for all your help.

Patsy Cullison

The service and work product was at the high level I've come to expect. The short notice turn-around was exceptional and very much appreciated.

Gil Diekmann

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San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

I expected The Focal Point to deliver high quality graphics and they did. What I didnt expect was to have such talented partners to help me develop new channels to communicate my clients story convincingly and compellingly. More than just understanding my trial strategy, The Focal Point team embraced and elevated every aspect of our defense.

Teresa Caffese

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

In addition to producing the very best in graphics and assistance with case presentation, The Focal Point provided outstanding client service and turnaround, working deep into the night as necessary. They fully understand the demands of trial crunch time and I would not choose to work with any other outfit.

James McGinnis 

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

I wanted to pass on, on behalf of everyone on the Skadden trial team, how much we appreciated your help, your hard work, and just getting the chance to hang out with you guys. Without a doubt everyone at your shop is a cut above the rest and we can't wait until our next case together.

Jason Russell

   
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