Steve Susman serves as executive director for the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law. He is one of the country's most successful trial lawyers. Forty years ago, he founded Susman Godfrey, the country's first commercial litigation boutique, specializing in representing plaintiffs on a contingent fee basis in complex business disputes including antitrust and securities fraud class actions. Most recently, he has been on a crusade to save jury trials in civil cases. He is an adjunct professor at NYU and teaches a course titled "How to Try a Jury Case Intelligently," where his students put into practice procedures to make jury trials less expensive and more comprehensible. Richard Jolly serves as research fellow for the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a contributing editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Before coming to NYU, Jolly worked as a summer associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and clerked for Judge Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.