FOUR OF FOUR
For "Most Innovative Use of Technology During a Trial," the judges selected Latham & Watkins, citing partners John Lynch and Mark Beckett, both of the firm’s Paris office. Beckett acts as global chair of the international arbitration and litigation practice group; Lynch is global co-chair of the litigation department.
Said the judges: "Lynch and Beckett designed and used high-impact multimedia presentations in international arbitration with impressive results."
The two men represented an Italian fashion designer, in a dispute over a licensing agreement and joint venture. "Although the designer was well known in couture fashion circles, one of the challenges the trial team faced was to demonstate the extent of the designer’s organization, the breadth of her distribution, and the fact tha she was recognized throughout the world," explains the firm.
"The team also gathered, organized and digitized case data, and constructed an interactive case timeline, showing the various phases of the joint venture relationship (from "romance" to "honeymoon" to the "divorce").
As a coup de grace, the client was so impressed, she asked for a personal copy for marketing purposes!
Photos: Lynch (top), Beckett (below).
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