Group: Lauren Modelski

Where and how did you grow up?

I grew up in and around the Southside of Chicago.  Most of the year, I was traveling around the Midwest playing competitive softball.  When I wasn’t outside playing catch, homerun derby, or running bases with my brothers, you could find me with my nose in a book.

How do you contribute to the success of JurySync clients?

My experience as a white-collar defense and commercial litigation attorney provides me with a deep understanding of the legal process, the pressures experienced by counsel, and how best to leverage psychology throughout the litigation process.  As a result of this background, I am able to find practical ways to implement our team’s psychological insights to… more How do you contribute to the success of JurySync clients?

What do you like best about JurySync?

The JurySync team is comprised of some of the most impressive, educated, and hard-working individuals you could imagine.  At the same time, they are also warm, caring, and down-to-earth.  It’s a rare combination and makes being part of this team extremely special.

How did you get in this line of work? What keeps you in it?

I have always been intrigued by human behavior and decision-making.  The best aspects of law are analyzing how it shapes human behavior and how human behavior shapes law. When studying and practicing law, in my spare time I found myself coming back to psychology in many ways.  Whether taking legal classes that incorporated the social… more How did you get in this line of work? What keeps you in it?

What do you do at JurySync?

At JurySync, I conduct research on juror decision-making to aid our clients in shaping impactful, persuasive arguments that will resonate with jurors.  Whether it is meeting with clients in pre-litigation  strategy sessions, conducting mock juror research, or assisting with juror selection, the end goal is to help our clients achieve their desired outcomes at trial.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Staying active.  Whether it’s a match of tennis, kayaking at a local lake, or hiking with friends, it’s important for me to keep my body moving.  But it’s equally important to keep expanding my mind and my perspective on life—reading books, visiting art museums, and traveling to faraway places to learn about other cultures.

What are you known for?

My curious and adventurous spirit.  My dedication to handwork and self-improvement.  My ability to see things on a deeper level.  Also probably my wit and sense of humor.

Tell us about your experience.

I worked as a white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation attorney for eight years, working on high-profile government investigations, qui tam suits, antitrust matters, securities litigations, and contract or other business disputes.  I returned to grad school to pursue an advanced degree in Applied Psychology where I focused on human decision-making, cognition, emotion, and group… more Tell us about your experience.