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Trial Advocacy Presentation

 

2019

Date:            August 14, 2019

 

Nationally and internationally recognized trial lawyers, Ted Wells and Dan Webb spoke about their litigation and jury trial experiences.  This was an exclusive opportunity for our Dallas Chapter, our local judiciary and special guests to exchange stories and strategies with two of the best.

Ted Wells is a partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department at Paul|Weiss in New York.  He has extensive experience in white-collar defense and complex civil and corporate litigation, including SEC investigations, healthcare fraud, FCPA, AML and OFAC investigations, high-profile environmental matters and complex class action litigation.  For more than three decades, prominent business figures and politicians, and leading companies in a range of industries have entrusted their gravest legal challenges to him.  Ted is among the nation’s best-regarded trial lawyers, having tried numerous multibillion-dollar cases before judges and juries.  His representations include 21st Century Fox in the Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly investigations, former new York Governor Eliot Spitzer for possible violations of federal statute,  I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, on perjury charges in U.S. v. Libby (Presidential pardon) and the National Football League.

 

Dan Webb is a partner at Winston & Strawn in their Chicago office.  His trial practice concentrates in the areas of major commercial, civil, regulatory, and white-collar criminal cases.  He has tried numerous successful complex commercial and white-collar criminal trials, representing, on several occasions, large corporations in jury trials lasting two months or longer.  Dan has spent his entire professional life as a courtroom trial attorney and litigator.  He received international attention for his successful prosecution of retired Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran-Contra affair.  As the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, he spearheaded the “Operation Greylord” investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County, Illinois.  He received national attention for his work as lead trial counsel for General Electric, successfully defending it against criminal price-fixing allegations related to industrial diamonds, as well as for his representations of Microsoft Corp. in its antitrust litigation, Philip Morris in its tobacco-related litigation, and Verizon in obtaining at $58 million verdict in a patent litigation matter.