C|T Vinson brings together Vinson & Company’s vast experience of litigation consulting in the US, under Dr Don Vinson, widely considered the “founding father” of litigation sciences, and the C|T Group, established by campaign strategists and researchers Sir Lynton Crosby and Mark Textor.
Dr Don Vinson is one of the world’s leading experts in litigation consulting and has experience in assisting individuals, companies, and governments with some of their most high-profile and high-stakes legal disputes. C|T Group has decades of experience in polling, market research, and strategic communications, providing actionable insights and identifying behaviour changing messages.
Our record of delivering research-based and empirically-tested advice stands alongside our history of developing new and innovative solutions across industries.
Our unique methodology is built on over 40 years’ experience developing successful strategies for global firms including:
Lloyd’s of London
Twentieth Century Fox
in addition to governmental bodies including the United States Department of Justice, U.S Attorneys, Special Counsel, amongst others.
Executive Chairman, C|T Vinson
Dr Don Vinson has been at the forefront of litigation consulting for over forty years.
He has spent years innovating new practices and approaches in order to provide strategic insight and recommendations to legal teams acting in some of the world’s most complex and high-profile cases.
His work has spanned litigation, arbitration, criminal and civil jury trials and bench trials, amongst others. Notable cases have included the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the World Trade Center insurance case.
Prior to developing the field of litigation science, Dr Vinson had a distinguished academic career, focusing on sociology and market research, where he studied the theories and methodologies of the social sciences.
As well as authoring numerous books and articles, Dr Vinson has served on a number of professional, educational and corporate boards, including as Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as Commissioner of the California Commission on Judicial Performance.
Dr Norma Silverstein is an experts in psychometrics, statistics and research design and has more than 25 years of experience in the trial consulting industry. She has served alongside Dr Don Vinson as a litigation consultant in some of the most well-known trials in recent legal history. These cases have included Fortune 500 companies across the United States.
She assisted Daniel Petrocelli and his trial team during the O.J. Simpson civil trial for the Goldman family. She consulted on the Oklahoma City bombing case, in the case against the accounting firm Arthur Anderson and assisted with the successful prosecutions of former Louisiana Governor Edwin W. Edwards and U.S. Congressman Walter Tucker. She has also consulted on and assisted in jury selection in capital murder trials for several State Attorneys General and has worked with the DOJ on civil rights issues, including the Len Davis trial in New Orleans. In addition, she has served on the faculty of prosecution training institutes including the New York Prosecutors Training Institute.
Dr Norma Silverstein obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Missouri, postgraduate education in Statistics and Psychometrics at CSULB, Ed.D. (ABD) & Ph.D. at USC and Psy.D. from California Coast University.
Dr Katherine Vinson is a behavioural scientist with over 10 years of litigation experience and a social psychologist with a specialty in juror behaviour and decision-making. Her expertise is based on measures of juror attitudes, experiences and behaviours which are used to develop jury prediction models. She has experience in major commercial litigation including the Lucent Technologies securities litigation, and contract matters involving CSX, DirecTV and Quest.
She also conducted research in patent and intellectual property matters for Monsanto and DuPont, and she assisted the government in the prosecution of Len Davis (New Orleans Police Corruption) and members of the Symbionese Liberation Army (kidnappers of Patty Hearst).
Dr Katherine Vinson earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University.
Chief Executive Officer, C|T Group
Sir Lynton Crosby is an internationally renowned campaign strategist and the Co-Founder and CEO of the C|T Group, which delivers powerful, targeted solutions built on the foundation of research and insights into the highest levels of business, capital markets, government and the media.
Drawing on skills and experience acquired over a lifetime of strategic counsel and campaigning, Sir Lynton has advised some of the world’s most well-known businesses, ensuring they are armed with the right research, message and strategy with which to achieve their goals. He has managed campaigns and provided strategic counsel in sectors that include financial services, energy, defence, aerospace and FMCG.
The C|T Group founded by Sir Lynton, believes in strategic direction, not just information – and every successful campaign knows which audience will decide the outcome, where they are, what they think and how to communicate with them. It is this understanding of what motivates people that enables us to influence them – persuading by reason, but motivating through emotion. This unique methodology is at the heart of everything the C|T Group does.
Sir Lynton’s intuitive grasp of what it takes to win has been finely honed through years of providing high-level advice to prime ministers, premiers, opposition leaders and leaders of business. His track record includes successful campaigns for Australian Prime Minister John Howard, and, against the odds, securing two terms for Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.
In the 2015 UK General Election, Sir Lynton steered the Conservative Party to a historic victory. He took the party from a 12-point deficit, to a near 7-point lead – returning, for the first time since 1955, a Conservative Government with an increased share of the vote.
Executive Director, C|T Vinson
Leonor is an international dispute resolution specialist. Prior to joining C|T Vinson, she has worked in the arbitration field in London, Geneva, New York and Madrid, including at the London Court of International Arbitration and with renowned arbitrator Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. She has worked on a wide range of arbitrations and mediations in Continental Europe, Africa and North, Central and South America focusing on infrastructure, energy, shipping and commodities in both investor-State disputes and international commercial disputes.
Leonor has a double degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (Spain) and an LLM from Columbia University School of Law. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and fluent in French.
Vice President, C|T Vinson
Dave has over 20 years of experience as a litigation consultant. He has been responsible for developing and presenting strategic recommendations for crafting enhanced, persuasive communications based on the analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research findings.
He has advised clients on jury selection using multi-dimensional profiling models designed to identify juror bias during the voir dire process. He has evaluated and assisted fact and expert witnesses preparing to testify at trial. And he has created and executed sophisticated jury research methodologies, designed survey instruments and procedures and managed all aspects of multi-phase projects for clients and their counsel.
Dave graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science.