Senior Expert Trial Consultant
Over the last 17 years, Jeremy has managed trial strategy development and graphics production for some of the country’s highest-stakes trials.
He has collaborated with trial teams on over 275 matters in virtually every area of litigation. Recently, Jeremy led The Focal Point’s efforts on two closely watched trials: FedEx’s defense of a $1.6 billion criminal drug conspiracy case, which was abruptly dismissed shortly after opening statements, and the largest ever auditing negligence case to reach trial, where our clients sought to recover $5.5 billion, plus punitive damages, and received a settlement shortly after resting their case.
Representative cases include the dismissal of a $700 million claim against Genentech, an asbestos insurance trial that yielded a settlement in excess of $1 billion, the dismissal of a $3 billion securities fraud class action, and several high-profile antitrust cases. Jeremy led The Focal Point’s collaboration with the SEC on more than 40 cases, including a trial that resulted in Waste Management’s former CFO being found liable on all 60 counts of having falsified company accounts in a $1.7 billion accounting fraud that remains one of the largest in US corporate history. Jeremy also assisted with the successful criminal prosecution in the 2001 San Francisco “dog mauling” trial.
Jeremy joined The Focal Point after graduate study at UC Berkeley, where he also competed with its squash and national champion crew teams. Jeremy holds a BA Hons (1st Class) in Art History and Theory and a BS in Medical Physiology from the University of Otago in New Zealand. He has also spent extended periods living and working in Europe. Outside of work, Jeremy has served as President of the Berkeley Men’s Rugby Club since 2005, and enjoys travelling the world with his family.
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