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2018 Platinum Sponsor:



Product Category: E-Discovery/Data Recovery



Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. 






American Jury Centers

Product Category: Trial Consulting



Our focus at American Jury Centers is on the early resolution of legal disputes. It’s what we do, who we are, and what we strive for. We draw upon social science theory and methodology, and empower clients to operate with the high level of confidence that helps resolve disputes. Our seasoned clients contact us early, often before cases are even filed, before battle lines are drawn. Our business is understanding what a case or claim might look like when fully realized, and then helping clients develop a resolution strategy based on that understanding. We are committed to seeing, creating, and seizing pathways to resolution. Make no mistake. If resolution fails, we are trial ready, trial tested, and trial hardened. We’ve helped scores of lawyers and clients achieve their best case scenario in the courtroom.




Product category: Forensic Accounting



Legal disputes and insurance loss claims are an unfortunate reality in today’s business environment. Aprio provides Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services for clients faced with complex legal and insurance issues that can have a financial impact on their business and its owners. Our years of experience enable us to clearly present complex data and scenarios that can be used to build a credible case for either side of a matter. We present our findings so that they meet all required local or federal court regulations necessary for the trier of fact. At Aprio, we minimize the impact of a dispute on your business operations by bringing a mutual respect for your needs, budget and the requirements of the courts. Our expertise and ability to utilize data analytics greatly assist us in achieving those goals efficiently and effectively.


In addition, Aprio’s Information Assurance group assists its legal clients in the management of risk through its holistic approach to cyber risk management and offers a Law Firm Cybersecurity Assessment that provides law firms with an objective, independent assessment of their current position relative to ABA’s Top 10 cybersecurity objectives.




Product Category: Engineering Consulting



 ESi is an engineering and scientific investigation and analysis firm committed to providing clear answers to the most challenging technical problems. For 30 years, ESi has leveraged its multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and professional technical staff to investigate many of the major accidents, incidents and disasters experienced in our society. Our capable and experienced personnel, abundant resources, and state-of-the-art test facilities, labs and equipment, allow us to effectively compete in the demanding and dynamic market that exists today. ESi has coast-to-coast office locations and over 150 technical personnel, including licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.) with advanced degrees (both M.S. and Ph.D.), litigation experience, and industry specific knowledge.


Product Category: Forensic Engineering

The Exponent name is recognized for its integrity, objectivity, independence, and professionalism. Our corporate core values drive a commitment to client service that enables us to provide consistently high quality work to clients worldwide. For 50 years we have provided engineering, scientific, environmental and health consulting services to corporations, insurance carriers, government agencies, law firms and individuals. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more active in assisting clients with human health, environmental, engineering and regulatory issues associated with new products or processes to help prevent problems in the future. 

Our multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. We employ the best and the brightest from the major academic institutions around the world as well as technical specialists from a variety of industries.



Product Category: e-Billing & Legal Invoice Preparation



InvoicePrep helps law firms improve their profitability by preparing invoices that meet their clients’ billing and litigation management guidelines. When invoices are prepared properly, payment is more prompt and the number of denied charges decreases. InvoicePrep’s system is streamlined, efficient and uses a combination of cutting-edge technology and professionals with extensive legal invoice compliance and e-billing software knowledge.


Finally, there’s an answer to the legal invoicing problem facing today’s legal profession. When you let InvoicePrep do the work for you, you and the other attorneys in your firm can stop spending countless hours managing the process. Our talented invoice preparation experts do what they know best, allowing you to do what you know best — practice law and serve your clients.


J.S. Held
Product Category: Construction Consulting

J.S. Held is a leading consulting firm specializing in construction consulting, property damage assessment, surety services, project and program management, and environmental, health & safety services.

 Our organization is built upon three fundamental pillars: to provide high quality technical expertiseto deliver an unparalleled client experience; and to be a catalyst for change in our industry. 

Our commitment to these pillars positions us as a leading global consulting firm, respected for our exceptional success addressing complex construction and environmental matters in the world.

Our team is a group of multi-talented professionals, bringing together years of technical field experience among all facets of projects including commercial, industrial, high rise, special structures, governmental, residential, and infrastructure. Our uncompromising commitment to our clients ensures our position as one of the most prominent consulting firms in our industry.


Product Category: Forensic Engineering



SEA Limited is a multi-disciplined engineering and fire investigation company specializing in failure analysis.  SEA Ltd. also conducts environmental and industrial hygiene analysis.  We offer a complete investigative service, which includes mechanical, biomechanical, biomedical, electrical, metallurgical, and civil engineering, plus fire investigation, environmental and work place safety analysis, and a fully equipped chemical testing laboratory.  These disciplines interact to provide a thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation.  SEA has also developed specialized practice groups in the areas of marine and energy, construction, trucking, vehicle dynamics, biomechanics and product testing. SEA has also expanded our visualization group to provide 3D laser scanning, medical illustrations and visual animations for demonstrative purposes.


Since its inception in 1970, SEA Ltd. has grown to be an acknowledged leader in investigative engineering, forensic science, and environmental testing.  Our full-time staffs of investigators, engineers, and chemists are licensed/registered professionals and are court-experienced experts in their respective fields.  This diverse professional engineering staff in regional locations, in addition to the product testing facilities, information researcher, and complete technical support group, can provide comprehensive evaluations for courtroom presentations.




Product Category: Court Reporting


Veritext is the global leader in court reporting and deposition support solutions.  Our partnership with Tom Oakes brings our national footprint to over 50 offices throughout the United States, featuring state-of-the-art conference rooms and access to the best court reporters and videographers.

Veritext’s advanced technology and high level of security are among the many reasons why over a hundred Fortune 500 companies and many of the leading insurance carriers have chosen Veritext as their preferred provider for court reporting services.  Our solutions help our clients leverage the latest easy-to-use technologies to streamline the deposition process, enhance delivery flexibility, and reliably handle the most complex cases. Innovative video, mobile and remote services, combined with unmatched HIPAA and PII security, ensure that Veritext clients have the best tools available and the confidence of working with the market leader.


Visual Evidence Corporation
Product Category: Trial Presentation & Graphics

Visual Evidence Corporation’s consultants and key design staff have over 100 years of  combined experience in the trial, graphics and litigation support industry. Over the years, we have been involved in many of the nation’s high-profile cases, and we have never stopped being a leader in delivering innovative demonstrative evidence solutions for our clients. We bring significant experience in providing the latest tools, techniques and visual materials to help our clients powerfully convey their story. We  provide support through 3-D animations, electronic interactive timelines and  presentations, re-enactments, physical scale models, printed boards, videography, medical illustrations, audio and video expert analysis, courtroom technical support, CLE presentations and trial presentation consulting.


One of Visual Evidence Corporation’s most noted areas of expertise is the creation of demonstrative evidence exhibits utilized in defense of Use of Force matters. These presentations are based upon and implemented by our design team and include body and dash cam analysis and annotation, on scene re-enactments, 2-D and 3-D animations to depict point of view, interactive chronological presentations, shooting range testing to support ballistics and trajectory expert witnesses, and medical illustrations.


We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service! Our team works hand in hand with a trial team and their experts and clients to provide winning demonstrative exhibits for use in mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, trial opening and closing, and in support of expert witness testimony.

2018 Sponsorship Prospectus


The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) understands the challenges faced by exhibitors, manufacturers, and service providers and the myriad of choices made to maximize investments.  FDCC meetings gather the highest level of law firm partners, managing partners, corporate counsel - decision makers - to provide you with the best return on your investment.


A variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are still available throughout our 2018 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-selected basis. We encourage you to review the full terms of our sponsorship levels and the opportunities offered in our prospectus.


Please click here to review our sponsorship opportunities and terms.


To participate on behalf of your company, contact Executive Director, Kimberly LaBounty at or (630) 433-4517.




more Calendar

Webinar - Cybersecurity: Litigation Trends, Regulatory Requirements and Risk Management Fundamentals

4/6/2018 » 4/8/2018

FDCC Europe Regional Meeting

5/20/2018 » 5/23/2018
15th Annual Litigation Management College Graduate Program

5/20/2018 » 5/23/2018
24th Annual Litigation Management College

7/29/2018 » 8/4/2018
2018 FDCC Annual Meeting - Wailea Beach Resort & Spa, Maui, HI

Featured Members
Andrea SignorinoAndrea Signorino Barbat, Montevideo, Uruguay
Craig A. ThompsonVenable LLP, Baltimore, MD

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