The Focal Point teamed up with Keker, Van Nest & Peters in a case tor represent a former CEO of a public company in a criminal stock options backdating trial.

The Focal Point’s Role

The Focal Point partnered with the Keker, Van Nest & Peters team to develop a case story and graphics to teach our side of the case to jury and rebut the government’s assertions. During the course of the six-week trial, The Focal Point worked in the war room with the trial team to provide new visual demonstratives and graphical edits in real time to respond to the dynamically shifting priorities at trial.


The jury acquitted on 16 of 20 counts. A federal judge then threw out one of two mail fraud counts. Despite the government’s recommendation of a six-year prison term, our client received only eight months of home confinement and a fine.


US District Court, Central California (Los Angeles, CA)

The Focal Point’s Client

Keker & Van Nest & PetersJohn Keker
Elliot Peters
Michael Celio
Benjamin Au