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Ron Madden
Head of Business Development

As SEDA's Head of Business Development, Ron Madden assists in identifying expert and advisory services for leading law firms, government agencies, and corporations. He has more than twenty years of expertise in helping clients in choosing the best experts relevant to matters in the litigation area of antitrust, bankruptcy, financial services, insurance coverage, and securities fraud, among others.

Ron Madden has served in the field of litigation and trial support as a consultant and business development leader for more than two decades. He has helped clients develop and test case themes through focus groups and mock trials; worked to improve the effectiveness of witnesses in deposition and at trial; provided trial presentation technology; as well as expert witness services.

 

He has secured retention and/or worked on hundreds of cases in the litigation areas of antitrust, bankruptcy, financial services, insurance coverage, and securities fraud, among others.

 

Ron has also delivered CLE programs on trial presentations for US and Canadian law firms, corporate legal departments, bar associations, and judges, and, in the UK, for solicitors, barristers, and high court justices.


Notable engagements for which Ron has provided litigation and trial support services include:
 

  • Demonstrative evidence and courtroom support for a cross-border trial over the distribution of $9B (USD) in assets of the estate of a former Canadian telecom company that took place, simultaneously, via the electronic connection between courtrooms in Wilmington, DE, and Toronto, Canada
     

  • Demonstrative evidence and courtroom support for an international arbitration between two wealthy Kuwaiti brothers over the distribution of $5B (USD) in assets from their father’s estate 
     

  • Demonstrative evidence for all four defense teams in the securities fraud class action trial of a French conglomerate and its senior executives
     

  • Member of the jury research team for a large commercial bank in a case involving payout of surety bonds in the wake of the collapse of Enron
     

  • Witness preparation and jury research for an accounting malpractice case
     

  • Preparation of expert witnesses from an international litigation consulting firm
     

  • Member of the jury research team defending a large national bank in a shareholder class action case 


Prior to entering the field of trial support services, Ron was a professional opera and Broadway singer. He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley with his wife and three cats.

EDUCATION

 

The New School for Social Research
MA in Communications and Media Studies


Colgate University 
AB in Social Relations 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

SEDA Experts
Head of Business Development
2022-Current

 

Thomson Reuters
Director, Legal Managed Services and eDiscovery Technology
2018-2021


iWitness Consulting
Founder and Senior Consultant
2016-2018


Z-Axis, LLC
Senior Litigation Consultant
2012-2015


Cobra Legal Solutions
Vice President, Global Sales
2011-2012


CaseSight, Inc.
Business Development Manager
2007-2010


Infographics, Inc.
Director, Client Relations & Business Development
2005-2007


FTI Consulting
Litigation Consultant
2001-2004