Bonora Rountree brings our rich and varied experience in business litigation to help our clients communicate the realities of a business situation and the sense behind the conduct that is at issue. We have applied our expertise in highly complex business suits involving billions of dollars, as well as cases involving the common but often thorny problems that arise in commercial transactions.

Our approach is designed to help you:

  • Assess the risks of going to trial
  • Educate the jurors about the essentials
  • Understand the jurors’ perspectives on the business world and your clients
  • Shape arguments and evidence to communicate the power of your case

Types of Business Litigation

  • Antitrust
  • Bid Rigging
  • Breach of Contract
  • Defamation
  • Economic Duress
  • False Advertising
  • Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Interference with Prospective Business  Advantage
  • Misrepresentation
  • Price Fixing
  • RICI
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities Fraud
  • Unfair Competition
  • Usurpation of Corporate Opporitunity
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

Civil Rights

Civil rights actions have always been an important focus of our practice.   Our work has included the successful federal prosecution by the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, of the police officers accused of violating the rights of Rodney King. We have also assisted the DOJ in their prosecution of murder charges against the Klan in a variety of cases.

On the civil side, attorneys seek us out for our wealth of experience in cases involving police misconduct and disability access. The social and psychological expertise at Bonora Rountree helps attorneys to educate and persuade jurors to be open to an empathic portrait of your client that cuts through bias.

Employment Litigation

Jurors in employment cases tend to draw heavily upon their own work experiences to determine whether employers engaged in wrongdoing. The wealth of information and opinions that jurors have about their employment experiences makes case presentation and voir dire in these cases especially challenging.

Our experiences consulting in employment cases will help you uncover jurors’ experiences and attitudes that work against your case to improve your chances of obtaining a favorable verdict.

Types of Employment Litigation

  • Age Discrimination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Gender & Sex Discrimination
  • Hostile Environment
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Private Attorney General Actions (PAGA)
  • Race Discrimination
  • Same-Sex Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation & Identity Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Cases

Government Litigation

We have worked on cases involving government agencies at the local, state, and federal level for decades. We understand a great deal about public attitudes towards government and the role it plays in people’s lives.

We have helped to shape cases that involve a wide range of issues frequently tackled by government agencies.

 Industries

  • Airport Management
  • Bond Offerings
  • Contract Disputes with Vendors
  • Construction Projects & Redevelopment
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Disputes
  • Management of Pension Funds & Government Investments
  • Public Colleges & Universities
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Utilities & Public Power
  • Personal Injury and Public Safety Lawsuits Against Public Entities

Intellectual Property

IP cases are among the most challenging kinds of cases for jurors. They require attorneys to convey difficult scientific and technical information, as well as legal concepts that are often unfamiliar to jurors—and the task is to weave this all into a compelling story.

Though every case contains some fundamental moral dimension that jurors can relate to, it is not often easy to distill the essence in a complex IP case. We pride ourselves in helping attorneys to simplify, clarify, and communicate the essentials, through the use of graphics, argument, and effective testimony.

Industries

Types of Cases

  • Automotive
  • Cameras
  • Retail Products
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Lasers
  • Mobile Technology
  • Semiconductors
  • Telecommunications
  • Hardware and Software
  • Patent Infringement & Validity
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Breach of FRAND Agreements
  • Trade Dress Infringement
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Infringement

Personal Injury & Consumer Litigation

Decades of work on personal injury, wrongful death, products and consumer class actions have refined our understanding of the fundamental biases and questions at stake in these cases. Jurors decide fault, responsibility and damages based on their perceptions of the evidence, parties, and witnesses. Jurors also bring their experiences, morality, values, and beliefs in deciding both liability and damages. Bonora Rountree consultants help to reveal the issues that may determine how jurors perceive and decide your case.

Types of Litigation

  • Catastrophic Injuries & Mass Torts
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Medical Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities Class Actions
  • Vehicle Accidents

Professional Negligence

Jurors’ attitudes in professional negligence cases are shaped in part by their experiences with professionals, media portrayals of different types of professionals, and jurors’ perceptions of the parties. These cases often require that jurors understand specialized language and processes specific to an industry.

We draw upon our expertise in both professional negligence and business litigation to reveal jurors’ attitudes, cut through the jargon, and help your team put its strongest case before the jury. Our case experience includes the legal, accounting, financial, real estate, and medical professions.

Criminal Defense

Jurors’ attitudes in criminal cases are shaped by fundamental views of criminal justice principles, emotional reactions to the nature of the charges, and perceptions of the characteristics of both victims and defendants. Our pretrial research in criminal defense cases will help your trial team understand how jurors’ emotions, attitudes, and beliefs may influence their thoughts and decision-making about your case.

We have extensive experience in dealing with cases involving multiple defendants in complex white-collar criminal defense cases, including cases at the pre-indictment stage. Our experience also includes many cases where we have assisted public defenders or have been appointed by courts. Bonora Rountree consultants have worked with many of the best criminal defense attorneys in the country and we are extremely proud of our record in criminal defense cases.

Types of Cases

  • Arson
  • Gang Activity
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Kidnapping
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder, Including Capital Cases
  • Price Fixing
  • RICO & Conspiracy Charges
  • Securities Fraud
  • Stock-Options Backdating
  • Tax Evasion