Jenner & Block

Firm’s Trade Secret Win for Epic Systems Corp. Ranked Fifth Largest Verdict of 2016

The National Law Journal has ranked the $940 million trade secrets verdict for Jenner & Block client Epic Systems Corp. fifth on its list of the top 100 verdicts of 2016.  Partner Rick Richmond, who led the Epic trial team, is quoted in the National Law Journal’s article summarizing the top verdicts of the year.  He explains that the 10-day time limit imposed by the judge during the trial presented a particular challenge.  The trial was bifurcated so each side had two opening statements and two closing arguments.  On top of that, the plaintiff alone had 50 witnesses.  To fit everything in within the 10-day limit required a creative and efficient approach.  Mr. Richmond explains, “We narrowed the number of ‘live’ witnesses to a bare minimum [and] we substantially trimmed down the number of excerpts from the videotaped depositions that we showed to the jury.”  The Top 100 Verdicts report is assembled by National Law Journal affiliate VerdictSearch.

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