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Announcing a Biweekly Series Analyzing the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance

Ever wonder how the Restatements of the Law which we all read in law school (and have seen in even some modest law libraries throughout our careers) are written – and exactly who the American Law Institute – the credited authority behind the Restatements – is?  As a prelude to our new biweekly series of … Continue Reading

Announcing a Biweekly Series on the Law of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act

Section One of the Sherman Act is written in simple, straightforward language: “Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.” Okay, maybe a little too simple, since, as the courts quickly realized, … Continue Reading

Welcoming Three New Appellate Experts to Our Growing San Francisco Office

I’m delighted to welcome three new experienced and talented appellate specialists to our growing San Francisco office!  Here’s the firm’s press release – Horvitz & Levy Expands San Francisco Office with Three Experienced Appellate Hires Bay Area Office for Nation’s Largest Appellate Boutique Offers Unmatched Expertise Horvitz & Levy LLP, the country’s largest boutique law … Continue Reading

I’ve Joined Horvitz & Levy – and We’re Opening a San Francisco Office!

Exciting&  news from a press release this morning: Horvitz & Levy LLP, the country’s largest boutique law firm dedicated to civil appeals and trial strategy consulting, is opening a San Francisco office at 505 Sansome Street in the city’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid Center, strengthening the firm’s California roots. The new office will be led by … Continue Reading

Join Me on November 15 for “Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can Boost Your Appeals”

On November 15 at the Union Club in Chicago, I’ll have the pleasure of joining the members of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago for a discussion of the data analytics revolution as it applies to appellate law – “Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can … Continue Reading

Coming Next Week: My 1,000th Blog Post

Last week, I was looking at our archives, pulling up old research, and I stumbled onto this two-year old post – my 500th on Appellate Strategist. Now that our other two blogs, Illinois Supreme Court Review and California Supreme Court Review, have been publishing for a while, I decided to check the dashboards there too. … Continue Reading

Join Us Tomorrow for “Adding an Appellate Specialist to the Trial Team: The Sooner the Better”

On Tuesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern, Sedgwick’s Appellate Task Force will present its webinar “Adding an Appellate Specialist to the Trial Team: The Sooner the Better.” Highlights of the hour-long CLE presentation include: The Appellate Specialist’s Role Before Trial — preparing the motions and briefs which the appeal will often turn … Continue Reading

Announcing the California Supreme Court Review

Early last year, we founded the Illinois Supreme Court Review to bring rigorous, law-review style empirical research founded on data analytic techniques to the study of appellate decision making.  Today, we expand our focus with the California Supreme Court Review, a new blog devoted to sharing insights culled from tens of thousands of pages of … Continue Reading

Join Us Wednesday for “The California Supreme Court: What to Expect in 2015”

On Wednesday, April 29th at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern, Sedgwick’s Appellate Task Force will present its webinar “The California Supreme Court: What to Expect in 2015.” Highlights of the hour-long CLE presentation include: Data Analytics and the Court: We’ll preview our group’s new data analytics database on the Court’s work since 2000. We’ll discuss … Continue Reading

A Different Kind of Blog – Decision Analytics Comes to Appellate Law

Academics in various disciplines have been developing sophisticated tools for analyzing the dynamics of group decision making for many years.  The leading figures in this research have been mostly law and politics professors, along with a number of economists, and their methods have included data analytics, game theory, organization theory and behavioral economics, to name … Continue Reading
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