Litigation Strategy & Project Management

After decades of representing corporations and individuals in complex litigation, Vince understands the need for early, strategic decision-making to guide the progress of an often unpredictable process. Just as a major construction project requires careful planning, budgeting and scheduling of key elements, so, too, does a lawsuit.

Larger, more complex litigations have a correspondingly greater need for comprehensive early evaluation and on-going project management. But every lawsuit presents similar needs—to evaluate the strategic points at which the case can be resolved at an early point either by obtaining a dispositive ruling from the court or through a favorable settlement. The evaluation is necessary to plan for and take the steps needed to reach that point at the earliest possible time—whether by making a well-grounded motion, or by taking the deposition of a key witness or an adversary party, or by obtaining key documents from the opposing party. Vince has developed decision-tree models that help clients evaluate and understand these critical steps in a litigation, anticipate the responses of adversary parties and the court, and assess the probabilities and costs associated with each potential outcome.

Because the cost of litigation (and of arbitrations) is often a major consideration for clients, Vince is used to developing budgets and tracking expenses. Where a client has already engaged other counsel to represent it in a complex or protracted lawsuit, Vince can offer clients an independent “second opinion” on the strategic or tactical recommendations of existing counsel, analyze key motions and decisions, and evaluate potential settlement options and proposals. Vince can also review and monitor the costs of outside counsel and litigation support vendors, impose discipline on expenditures and avoid surprise billings.