What jury selection strategies did you incorporate when litigating the case for the Learning Annex?

New York commercial litigation attorney, Jonathan Harris, tells how he selected a $21 million winning jury in the Learning Annex litigation.

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I always focus on the same thing when selecting a jury. I focus on trying to find jurors who can understand and empathize with our client and where they’re coming from. So for example, in the Learning Annex, Learning Annex was a case where somebody had put in a lot of effort and time to create a business and had received no compensation whatsoever because they were expecting their compensation out of profits at the end.

So what we were looking for were people who could relate to that, maybe somebody who had started a business, maybe somebody who worked in a sales field where you worked for a long time to try to sell something to a large company. And then when the commission check comes in that’s when you cash in and you get your money. So we were looking for somebody who could understand what it’s like to be in that position to put your blood, sweat, and tears into a business and then when it come to fruition get cut out. And that’s the same philosophy we always follow. We try to look for jurors who can understand and relate to the position of our client.