WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the stakes are high, and lawyers get hired to fight for a client in distress, what comes next? How are tough cases built and tried? How are they won?
The Proof In Trial podcast series, produced by Global law firm Hogan Lovells, gives listeners a rare invitation into real life litigation. Narrated by partner Cate Stetson, co-head of the firm’s Appellate practice, each episode follows a single case, from initial dispute, through the trial and outcome. Each episode features not only the lawyers involved, but the clients who were impacted.
In Episode 1, a software developer tells the story of creating industry leading property management software, only to have it stolen and copied by a one-time customer and would-be competitor.
The trade secrets case went to trial, twice, and although a COVID outbreak led to a mistrial, in the end a women-led Hogan Lovells trial team obtained a verdict of more than $152 million.
After the trial, the jury told a Hogan Lovells team that they had nicknamed partner Maria Boyce “The Juggernaut,” partner Cristina Rodriguez “The Crusher,” and senior associate Jillian Beck “The Confident One.”