White Collar Criminal Defense Acquittals in 2022 Mark Notable Year of Success for DOAR
NEW YORK , Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 2022 was a notable year for DOAR, the nation’s leading trial consulting firm, driven primarily by its involvement in several prominent white-collar criminal defense cases that resulted in victories for DOAR’s clients. The firm attributes its success to its commitment to excellence, its long-standing reputation for providing critical insight and strategic advice on complex legal disputes, and to its years of experience working on significant white-collar criminal cases.
DOAR is the nation’s leading trial consulting firm. DOAR supports top lawyers in the nation’s most high-profile, high-stakes cases.
Scott Allen, DOAR’s president, is at the helm of the white-collar criminal defense practice and has been for decades. He is instrumental in leading the company’s trial consulting teams on some of the most impactful cases that make headlines year after year and in providing trial strategy advice to the nation’s leading trial attorneys. DOAR has been involved in high-profile cases for more than 20 years.
DOAR CEO Paul Neale says: “We are proud to be asked to take on the largest, most complex and difficult cases with many of the country’s leading trial lawyers and we appreciate the trust our clients place in us to helping them achieve positive outcomes. – especially in white-collar cases where our clients’ freedom is at stake. Our team is simply the best there is.”
Some of the notable white collar wins supported by the company in 2022 include:
US v. Jie “Jack” Zhao – the Harvard fencing team bribery case, reminiscent of the “Varsity Blues” cases, resulted in the acquittal of all charges for Mr. Zhao and his co-defendant, Peter A. Brand. William Weinreb, Michael Packard and the rest of the trial team at Quinn Emanuel led the defense. US v. Tom Barrack – the high-profile white-collar criminal defense case alleging charges of foreign lobbying and lying to federal officials resulted in the full acquittal of Mr. Barrack and his co-defendant, Matthew Grimes. Michael Shachter, Randall Jackson and the rest of the trial team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher led the defense. US v. Penn et al. – the historic chicken criminal antitrust case that resulted in the complete vindication of DOAR’s clients, Pilgrim’s Pride executives Roger Austin and Bill Lovette, against price-fixing allegations in a third trial after two mistrials. Michael Feldberg and Laura Carwile of Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP, Julie Withers of Harris St. Laurent, and John Fagg and the rest of the trial team at Moore & Van Allen PLLC led the defense teams. US v. Kanekar – a case in which Ms. Kanekar was acquitted of federal charges of Medicare fraud, tax evasion and filing false claims for reimbursement for occupational therapy services. Moe Fodeman and the rest of the trial team at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati led the defense.
DOAR recognizes its model of integrating jury consultation, graphic consultation and presentation consultation into every phase of the work as key to helping advocates achieve successful outcomes in cases.
The company has long had a reputation for excellent trial consulting services among top-tier law firms. Led by Vice President Ray McLeod and Managing Director Andy “Bunky” Cepregi, DOAR’s directors—Ellen Brickman, Ph.D., Roy Futterman, Ph.D., John Hicks, Chad Lackey, Ph.D., and Maria Obregon—is among the most respected and sought after trial consultants in the country.
“Our team approach is the real value add for DOAR’s clients. The magic happens after the research exercise, when the perspectives of professionals from different backgrounds, with more than 150 years of combined trial experience, are heatedly debated and finally brought together to make more fully informed recommendations What sets us apart is our passion for this work, and our commitment to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Allen. “We are strategic and thoughtful about every case in front of us and do whatever it takes to best achieve outcomes.”
DOAR is the nation’s leading trial consulting firm, advising attorneys at top-tier law firms and major corporations. With over 30 years of experience, our trial consultants provide the insight, expertise and support needed to handle the most complex legal disputes. We stay at the forefront of the most impactful trends affecting the legal community and deliver valuable insight that informs and advances our clients’ litigation strategies.
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