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IMS Releases a COVID-19 Expertise Hub, Sponsors Webcast Briefing on Sector-by-Sector Pandemic Recovery for Big Law



Pensacola, Fla. |

IMS Consulting & Expert Services has announced the launch of a new COVID-19 expertise hub and sponsorship for “The Path Forward” webcast briefing, designed to help Big Law partners and legal industry stakeholders gain clarity around recovery from the pandemic. The hub provides the firm’s clients a range of pandemic-related resources, while the live briefing will feature timely perspective from the editors-in-chief and top analysts of major legal industry publishers, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Legaltech News, and The National Law Journal.

“We are motivated to help our clients and partners throughout the industry gain a clear view of how COVID-19 and its effects are impacting the commercial litigation community, and ushering in economic and behavioral shifts that could sustain for quite some time,” remarked James Crane, Chief Revenue Officer of IMS Consulting & Expert Services. “We are pleased to deliver these resources and extend the expertise needed to support our clients’ good work during these challenging times.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of the legal industry and court system, including a trending shift toward virtualization by courts, new types of business dispute considerations, and resounding economic and financial implications that affect law firms and industries. The firm’s new COVID-19 expertise hub provides a range of articles, podcasts, industry intelligence, and research relevant to business litigation and the impacts of the pandemic, as well as an efficient way to secure expertise on matters related to the pandemic.

In the upcoming “The Path Forward” webcast, litigators, practitioners, and law firm leaders will gain context through discussion of these impacts, what we can learn from the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic telephonic arguments, how key regulatory enforcement has shifted amid the pandemic, and how courts are moving through phases of restriction to virtualization and reopening.

IMS sponsorship of “The Path Forward” and the launch of the COVID-19 expertise hub indicate the firm’s dedication to providing Big Law practitioners and top litigators the intelligence, research, and context needed to advance cases and manage their practices during a period of significant challenge for the industry. Earlier this year, IMS conducted an in-depth study on the perspectives of litigation community stakeholders to develop context on how the litigation community was navigating pandemic-related disruptions and new issues. Most recently, the firm has launched a study into the perceptions of likely jurors across several venues on topics relevant to COVID-19 disputes. Top findings from these studies will be available to IMS clients on the hub, along with other useful resources.

“The Path Forward” webcast is scheduled for June 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET. IMS clients can access pandemic-related resources and complimentary registration through the IMS COVID-19 Expertise Hub.

Questions about the webcast briefing and thought leadership resources assembled on the hub can be directed to Teresa Barber, Director of Industry Relations with IMS Consulting & Expert Services, at


About IMS Consulting & Expert Services

IMS Consulting & Expert Services delivers consultative trial and expert services for the most influential global firms. For nearly thirty years, the company has been dedicated to helping clients tell clear and persuasive stories that educate jurors and decision-makers. Through more than 20,000 cases and well over 1,000 trials, attorneys have trusted IMS to equip them with the perspective and tools they need to help their clients succeed. With offices in New York, Dallas, Oakland, and Pensacola, the company provides integrated strategy, expert witness, jury consulting, trial graphics, and trial presentation services. IMS has been recognized as an industry leader by several notable publications, receiving nine consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 list, standing in ten categories of The National Law Journal’s “Best Of 2021” awards, and positioning in the National Law Review’s prestigious “Go-To Thought Leader” awards for three consecutive years. More at

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