ISS specializes in helping counsel prevail in high stakes litigation. For over 30 years our consultants have successfully recruited uniquely qualified testifying experts for many of the largest and most complex legal cases. We pride ourselves on being able to engage the world’s leading experts that will serve as an integral part of a successful outcome.

WHY LEGAL TEAMS CHOOSE ISS

We work closely with our clients to define the specific expert needs in a case or controversy and recruit thought leaders in specialized fields. We are not a witness mill. Our decades of experience working with academic leaders, government officials, industry executives, and both inside and outside counsel teams has cultivated a deep, contextual network to draw from.

SCIENTIFIC ACUMEN

SCIENTIFIC ACUMEN

We understand the nuances of your expert needs and apply subject matter expertise to recruit the most credible and effective messenger.

SUCCESS

SUCCESS

We have numerous examples of success in engaging the ideal experts that have made a meaningful impact on the outcome in high stakes litigation.

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

Direct involvement in expert team building on hundreds of complex disputes and high profile matters for complex legal, regulatory and legislative challenges over three decades.

CONTEXT AND NUANCE

CONTEXT AND NUANCE

We understand that litigators require access to the best expert’s with a unique set of requirements, including prior experience, geographic appeal, gender requirements, diversity, credentials, and other specific traits.

FACILITATION

FACILITATION

We pride ourselves on our ability to facilitate positive and productive interactions between counsel and world class expert candidates.

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Our detailed understanding of the technical issues allows us to engage in meaningful interactions with expert candidates.

NOT A REGISTER OR WITNESS MILL

NOT A REGISTER OR WITNESS MILL

We approach each matter with a commitment to recruit the most effective experts for your unique needs.

OUR PROCESS

We implement a phased approach using proprietary information technology and human intelligence to ensure proper alignment with the client need:

  • Develop broad list of potential expert candidates
  • Communicate with experts and gauge suitability, availability, and level of interest
  • Present detailed dossier of each candidate including all relevant background documentation
  • Solicit client feedback to iterate and finalize expert selections

SUPPORTING ALL TYPES
OF DISPUTES

  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Securities and Anti-Trust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental
  • Hatch-Waxman Act Actions
  • Governmental Hearings
  • Crisis Management
  • Regulatory

EXPERT DISCIPLINES

  • Academic thought leaders
  • Scientists in all disciplines
  • Medical experts in all disciplines
  • Former government regulators
  • Key policy decision makers
  • Leaders in public health
  • Economists, business executives, industry leaders
  • Engineers in all disciplines
  • Process-specific experts

INDUSTRIES SERVED

  • Legal
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device
  • Insurance
  • Food and Dietary Supplements
  • Agricultural
  • Consumer Products

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS

SUPPLEMENT CASE BROUGHT BY ATTORNEYS GENERAL

SUPPLEMENT CASE BROUGHT BY ATTORNEYS GENERAL

In a series of actions, multiple attorneys general around the United States, alleged that a dietary supplement manufacturer was engaged in false and misleading promotions and advertisements. The manufacturer turned to ISS to recruit an expert team capable of effectively responding to the allegations from both a scientific and a marketing perspective. ISS made strategic recommendations as to the nature of the scientific and medical disciplines required and proceeded to build a world class team of experts that played a critical role in achieving a favorable outcome across several state cases. (5HE AG Cases)

CONSUMER FRAUD CASE INVOLVING LARGE FOOD

CONSUMER FRAUD CASE INVOLVING LARGE FOOD

In a sweeping consumer fraud action, a major food company required a carefully developed team of experts to objectively analyze the science and history of policy actions to counter allegations that advertising and labelling was false and misleading with respect to the health and wellbeing of the consumer. ISS helped to recruit well over a dozen academic, technical, and senior public health officials to testify for the defense. As part of this effort, ISS made introductions to senior former government Agency heads, including Commissioner level candidates. (GMI Consumer Fraud Case)

PATENT DISPUTE INVOLVING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

PATENT DISPUTE INVOLVING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT

In a patent dispute between 2 multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers, ISS was retained to recruit a series of technical experts to provide testimony responding to invalidity and obviousness claims. ISS identified physicians to make the case that the product satisfied a unique clinical need as well as multiple chemists and other scientists to demonstrate that the patent was valid and that our client’s adversary infringed. (Noxafil patent case)

TESTIMONIALS

“ISS is unparalleled in its ability to figure out what type of experts will be necessary to make our case and to combat the allegations being made by our adversaries."
- Partner, AmLaw 50 Legal Firm

“The consultants at ISS are uniquely skilled and qualified as technical specialists to help us recruit the best expert team.”
- Head of Litigation, Fortune 50 Manufacturing Company

“Because ISS consultants understand the details of the case, including the specific allegations being made, they are able to find the perfect experts to meet our litigation needs.”
- Partner at Major AmLaw 50 Legal Firm