Peter J. Lawson
- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 617 747 1728
- F: +1 617 897 1510
- 200 State Street
- 9th Floor
- Boston, MA, 02109
- United States
- T: +1 617 897 1500
- F: +1 617 897 1510
- B.A., Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Trial Services
- Litigation Communications
- Litigation Support & Analytical Services
- Litigation Support & Consulting Services
- Intellectual Property
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Financial Institutions
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Peter Lawson is a Managing Director in the Trial Services practice within the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Boston. Mr. Lawson provides visual communications consulting in litigation matters and is an expert in the creative development of compelling and informative presentations, particularly in high stakes litigation cases.
Mr. Lawson has almost twenty years’ experience in presentation consulting, design and development, working with several of the nation’s top law firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has consulted on more than 300 cases involving intellectual property, construction, product liability, commercial, and complex financial issues in jurisdictions across the United States.
Mr. Lawson specializes in the development of clear, concise presentations for complex intellectual property and financial and construction matters for a wide range of audiences. His expertise in this area has helped numerous clients present their cases in mediation and arbitration settings, as well as in bench and jury trials. His work includes conceptualizing and executing creative communication solutions as part of the development of opening and closing presentations, key expert witness testimony, and management of on-site trial graphics teams across the country.
Notable cases upon which he has consulted include a successful defense of a drug delivery system from patent claims amounting to $5 billion in damages, a successful $1.2 billion patent infringement case for a pioneering medical device, in which he developed with his client a visual strategy to support their legal arguments and expert testimony. As part of a landmark product liability case for a major pharmaceutical client, he led a team that produced the client’s winning visual strategy. His client list includes Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, Dechert, Drinker Biddle, Goodwin Procter, Choate, Weil Gotshal and Latham & Watkins. Mr. Lawson has assisted legal teams supporting Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Time Warner, Citizens Financial Group, ABB, ExxonMobil and FedEX among other clients.
Mr. Lawson studied Art and Computer Graphics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he received his B.A. in 1995. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Lawson worked with another national trial consulting firm, Animation Technologies.