Litigation support is a cornerstone of QSI's business. QSI's experts participate in and direct all phases of litigation. Whether as "in-house" experts, managing company-specific legal needs or as industry experts working at the requests of our clients or law firms representing various litigants in contested matters. Our consultants have participated in hundreds of proceedings, including cases before the Federal Communications Commission; state public utility commissions across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada; arbitrations such as those operating under the American Arbitration Association or Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services; Tax Boards, Tax Commissions and Bankruptcy Courts; the United States Patent and Trademark Office; and State and Federal Courts throughout the United States.
We prepare expert reports, expert testimony, and defend our reports/testimony during depositions and "live" cross-examination. In addition, we are experts in complex data analysis, research, and discovery management. For each project, we do the following:
- Gain a complete understanding of the client's specific issues and desired objectives and outcomes
- Perform research to find public policy and legal precedent relevant the clients issues and interests
- Communicate our proposed positions and recommendations to the client and elicit client feedback
- Provide fact-based, legally-sustainable work product designed to illuminate and clarify our clients' positions within the context of the litigation at hand and industry more generally
We strive, when possible, to present information using illustrative graphics, such as tables, charts, and pictures, in order to condense substantial amounts of data into effective summaries. We often develop web interfaces, databases and client specific applications to organize, analyze and present data.
We offer courses in Expert Witness Training to our corporate clients, state agencies and law firms. Our courses are designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to write clear and convincing written testimony and reports, present oral testimony and withstand cross-examination in a credible, controlled and effective manner. To make the training more realistic and beneficial, we utilize an attendee's' actual testimony, if available. Attorneys attending the course may receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits with their respective State Bars (depending upon the state bar rules of each state) and specific Course curriculum.
Our courses are taught by QSI experts that have extensive experience with written reports and testifying in numerous arbitrations, court and state and federal regulatory proceedings. Our courses cover such topics as basic and advanced witness skills; process of developing, presenting and defending expert reports and pre-filed written testimony and exhibits against hostile cross-examination; effective use of discovery; rules for working with the expert witnesses' attorneys; the traits of a "credible" and "effective" witness; communication techniques that allow the witness to control his or her cross-examination; strengths and weaknesses of each participant. The video-recorded mock cross sessions are one of the most important and useful components of our training.