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David R. Marriott

David R. Marriott

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York City, NY, USA


David R. Marriott is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.  His practice focuses on litigation and alternative dispute resolution, generally concerning business disputes and matters in the areas of intellectual property, securities and antitrust.  Mr. Marriott has tried, argued and litigated cases in both state and federal courts, and has been involved with numerous forms of alternative dispute resolution.  His clients have included CSX Corporation, Delta Air Lines, IBM, Mylan, NCR Corporation, Novartis, Alcon Laboratories, Qualcomm, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lazard Frères & Co., AT&T, Bank of America, Eli Lilly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Mr. Marriott is an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, and a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law.  He has taught antitrust, intellectual property and trial practice.  Mr. Marriott was named a “National Star” in general commercial litigation and a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area in the 2017 edition of Benchmark LitigationThe Legal 500 United States named him a “Leading Trial Lawyer” in 2017.  He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by several other legal ranking publications such as Lawdragon, IAM Patent, Leaders League and Super Lawyers.

Mr. Marriott is the editor of New York Business Litigation (NYLJ 2013) and a contributing author and editor of Winning at Trial (ALM 2014).  His other publications include:  “Opening to Win: Seven Tips for Delivering an Effective Opening Statement” (NYLJ, November 14, 2011); “Picking a Winner:  Ten Tips for Selecting the Best Possible Jury” (NYSBA Journal, September 2011); “A Direct Path To Winning: Tips for Conducting an Effective Direct Examination” (NYLJ, July 2011); “10 Tips for Picking a Jury” (PLI 2010); “7 Tips for a Winning Opening Statement” (PLI 2010); “Selecting the Best Possible Jury” (PLI 2009); “Current Legal Issues Relating to Complex Litigation” (PLI 2007); “Modern Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation” (PLI 2007); “Document Production: An Effective System in the Electronic Age is Critical to Withstanding Challenge” (NYLJ, August 21, 2006); “Ethical Considerations in Electronic Discovery” (PLI 2006); and “Selected Topics Arising in Multiple Defendant Litigation” (PLI 2006).

Mr. Marriott is the chair of the Practising Law Institute’s conference “Trial by Jury” and has been a repeat moderator of other PLI conferences, such as “Bet the Company Litigation.”  For several years, Mr. Marriott chaired the New York City Bar’s annual “Institute for Corporate Counsel.”

Mr. Marriott received his J.D. from New York University in 1994.  Following graduation, Mr. Marriott served as law clerk to Hon. Eugene F. Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The following year, he served as law clerk to Hon. Albert J. Engel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Marriott received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1991.  He joined Cravath in 1996 and became a partner in 2003.

David R. Marriott is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Trial by Jury 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Transcript of Opening Statements, Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., C-11-01846 LHK (N.D. Cal. 2012) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Direct to Success: How to Conduct an Effective Direct Examination - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Rick R. Fuentes, Ph.D., Using Storytelling Techniques to Craft a Persuasive Legal Story, The Criminal Practice Report, Volume 11, No. 18 - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Frank C. Jones and Chilton Davis Varner, Direct Examination: Making the Facts Understandable - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jon R. Muth, Direct Examination: A Forgotten Art, Trial Practice, Michigan Bar Journal (May 2013) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jury Questionnaire, United States District Court, Southern District of New York - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Trial Transcript, In re: Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 02-5571 (October 6, 2009) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Robert MacFarlane, Fundamentals of the Art of Cross-Examination - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The Opening Statement: Charting a Path to Victory - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Richard Waites, A Practical Approach in Navigating Ethical Issues During Trial Preparation for Trial Attorneys and Trial Consultants - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Lewis S. Wiener and Ronald W. Zdrojeski, Ch. 14: The Art of the Persuasive Opening Statement: Finding Your Inner Storyteller, American Bar Association, From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips from 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers (December 2015) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Cross Examination: Nine Suggestions for Success - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jury Selection: Suggestions for Picking Your Best Triers of Fact - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Hon. Raymond J. Dearie, David R. Marriott and David Lisner, Closing to Win: Closing Argument: Suggestions for Effective Advocacy - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan, From Opening to Summation, Making First Impressions Count, New York Law Journal (June 5, 2015) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Caren Myers Morrison, Investigating Jurors on Social Media, Pace Law Review, Volume 35, Issue 1 (Fall 2014) - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Fred T. Friedman, UNC School of Government Trial, Cross-Examination Skills - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Richard Waites, J.D., Ph.D., The Advocates—Jury and Trial Consultants, Working with Trial Consultants - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Richard Waites, J.D., Ph.D., The Advocates—Jury and Trial Consultants, Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection in Accordance with ABA Formal Opinion No. 466 - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Edgar M. Elliott, IV, Closing Argument from the Defense Perspective - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
R.W. Howard Lightle, Closing Argument in a Civil Trial - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethical Issues in Jury Trials - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Opening Remarks - Trial by Jury 2018, Thursday, November 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ethical Issues in Jury Trials - Ethical Issues in Jury Trials, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Opening Remarks - Opening Remarks, Thursday, November 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues in Jury Trials - Ethical Issues in Jury Trials, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Thursday, November 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ethical Issues in Jury Trials - Ethical Issues in Jury Trials, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Trial by Jury 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, Nashville, TN
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