- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 484 581 1725
- F: +1 610 254 1188
- 1255 Drummers Lane
- Suite 320
- Wayne, PA, 19087
- United States
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- F: +1 610 254 1188
- B.A., Anthropology and History, Temple University
James Watkins has consulted on well over 300 cases and his expertise includes presentation technology, communication design, remote virtual proceedings, litigation software implementation/training, project management, e-discovery, and multimedia production.
Mr. Watkins consults with clients to recommend strategic and appropriate technology and design solutions for even the most complex scenarios. He has assisted legal teams and their witnesses in the presentation of persuasive visuals and the effective utilization of technology.
Mr. Watkins’ extensive courtroom experience has included supporting clients in every manner of legal proceedings, such as jury trials, mock exercises, bench trials, Markman hearings, summary judgement hearings, class-certification hearings, international arbitrations and mediations. He has presented at numerous CLE events and industry forums and has worked on matters in US Federal and State courts, the ITC, as well as internationally in Europe and Asia on diverse cases such as intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance, entertainment, commercial, and trade secret matters.
Over the years, Mr. Watkins has consulted with many of today’s largest and most innovative companies such as: Apple, Inc., Amazon, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Samsung Technology, Inc., Pandora Media, Inc., Novartis AG, Siemens AG, Pfizer, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and AstraZeneca AB, among others.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Watkins held several positions at TrialGraphix, leading to Partner/Director. While there, he led the creation and launch of TrialGraphix' remote trial hosting platform – including creating the operation guides, training plans, marketing and sales efforts. As Director of Trial Technology, he managed the company's multimedia production department, e-brief, and technology equipment groups. He also oversaw all aspects of trial technology production to include database creation and management, data conversion and processing, imaging/ coding/document management, e-discovery, video production services as well as budgeting, hiring and third-party vendor contracts.
Mr. Watkins also served twenty years in the U.S. military; both active duty and the reserves. His military career saw participation in numerous leadership and technical schools as well as several international duty stations and deployments including the United Kingdom, Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.