Edward P. Schwartz is a Consultant in our Boston office. Dr. Schwartz is noted for his ability to blend the strategic focus of game theory and decision theory with the real-world insights of social psychology to gain a complete picture of how people absorb, analyze, and process information. In his role, Dr. Schwartz conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses of pretrial jury behavior – from interviews and focus group studies to mock trials and large-scale statistical analyses – to provide clients with actionable feedback on case themes, strategies, evidence, witnesses, and presentation style. Further, he consults on case evaluation, provides advice on trial strategies, and assists with jury selection as well as post-verdict juror surveys and interviews.
Dr. Schwartz has consulted on hundreds of cases, spanning more than 25 states, including a number of high-profile criminal trials. In addition to his consulting experience, Dr. Schwartz is regularly asked to provide insight on jury trials in the news, having been interviewed by CNN, the Associated Press, the New York Times and countless regional media outlets. Dr. Schwartz has published numerous articles about the American jury system in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, as well as taught about juries and jury trials to undergraduates and law students while on the faculty at Harvard, Yale and Boston University.
Ph.D., Political Economics
Yale Law School, M.S.L.
Yale University, B.A., Economics