Litigation Support

Providing Discovery and Deposition Support

FSI’s technical and contract knowledge, combined with document and database familiarity, provide critical support to our clients in the identification, preservation, privilege review, and possible production of relevant documents. Not only do we pinpoint significant issues to focus on during individual depositions, but we are also available to accompany our attorney clients to depositions, as needed. Upon completion of each deposition, relevant discovery findings will be incorporated into a Memorandum that may be leveraged during subsequent phases of the case.

Preparing for Trial and Settlement  Negotiations

FSI’s litigation support specialists assist in the development of deposition and trial exhibits, formulating cross examination questions, and preparing strategies concerning evidence and courtroom procedure. We develop methods to present evidence as concisely and clearly as possible, including the use of graphics, chronological statements of fact, historical summaries, and schedules and charts. In settlement negotiations, FSI’s damages team has established possible ranges of values, assisted in the development of terms and conditions of possible settlements, and computed damages for counsel under various scenarios.

Conducting Case Assessments

FSI performs extensive database and literature searches and analyzes technical issues in support of litigation activities. Our professionals identify issues for clients and gauge the status of available supporting evidence. Not only can FSI assess the apparent strengths and weaknesses of its client’s case in terms of the financial evidence; it can also help anticipate the opposition’s motive and conduct.

Identifying and Preparing Relevant Documents

FSI possesses extensive knowledge of evidence and standards of proof, as well as an ability to determine what is relevant to the unique issues in individual cases. We frequently assist counsel in identifying and preparing the types of documents required to establish and prove its client’s legal position. This includes analyses of the full range of possible interpretation of these documents, including both favorable and adverse positions, and evaluation of document integrity and reliability in court.

Analyzing Financial and Accounting Information

The outcome of a case often hinges on the attorney’s understanding of, and ability to explain, detailed financial and accounting information to a judge or jury. Our litigation services professionals have extensive experience in preparing and processing complex financial data in support of multimillion verdicts and case settlements. Moreover, we are able to present damage claims and other calculations in a clear and concise manner.

Providing Expert Testimony

Due to specialized industry and technical knowledge, FSI has a wide variety of experiences and credentials which render us highly qualified to testify as expert witness. Our associates are known for their extensive trial experience, excellent communication skills, and reputations for objectivity. Expert testimony has been provided on such topics as the amount and causes of damages, nature and extent of fraud, pricing studies, valuations and appraisals, sales trends, and construction disputes.

 

FSI is experienced in providing support in the following areas:
  • Accounting malpractice
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and reorganization
  • Breach of contract
  • Business interruption and casualty insurance claim analysis
  • Class action administration
  • Class action damage calculations
  • Construction
  • Energy/oil and gas
  • Family law/asset characterization/tracing
  • Franchisor/franchisee disputes
  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Healthcare
  • Investment and tax shelter liability and claims
  • Lender liability
  • Lost earnings/profits/ value
  • Merger and acquisition disputes
  • Oil and gas royalty disputes
  • Royalty disputes
  • Patent/copyright/trade-mark infringement
  • Personal injury/wrongful death
  • Product liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Securities churning
  • Securities fraud
  • Shareholder/partner disputes
  • Structured Settlements
  • Trust and estate disputes
  • Wrongful termination, discrimination