Behind The Trial
About This Show
How do the most celebrated trial lawyers of our generation convince 12 strangers? What are their secrets of persuasion and tricks of the trade? "Behind the Trial" will take you to the front lines and reveal how it all works when lives, fortunes, and reputations hang in the balance. Presented by Benchmark Litigation in association with McKool Smith, the Behind the Trial podcast series features in-depth discussions with the nation’s most iconic trial lawyers. Host and fellow trial lawyer Courtland Reichman captures the unique voice and style of each trial star by covering their best practices for presenting to a jury or judge, pitfalls to avoid, and the art of persuasion.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 01 - Evan Chesler of Cravath
Episode 01 features Evan R. Chesler, Chairman of Cravath and one of the nation’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Evan went Behind the Trial with host Courtland Reichman to discuss the keys of persuasion, common traits of an effective trial lawyer, the significance of the “people factor,” and how versatility is critical in the courtroom (and he was just getting started). Evan’s clients include a who’s who of the Fortune 500 from IBM, Time Warner, and Novartis to Alcoa, Xerox, and American Express among others. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chairman of the Trustees of the New York Library, and Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law. Behind the Trial. Listen and learn from the trial masters.