Professional Experience

April 2010 – Present

Calvillo & Associates – President and senior research advisor to legal teams representing domestic and foreign corporations involved in complex, high-stakes litigation. Calvillo & Associates provides the full range of jury research and trial consulting services. The practice focuses primarily on cases involving intellectual property, insurance, antitrust, product liability, environmental/toxic tort, contracts, civil rights, employment, antitrust, securities and trade secrets.

April 2009 – Present

FTI Consulting – Research advisor/As-Needed Director for the jury practice in the Trial Services practice of FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment.

March 2007 – April 2009

FTI Consulting – Director and leader of FTI’s national jury consulting practice, focusing on high-tech, pharma, medical device IP (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret), product liability, commercial, insurance (coverage, casualty, surety, reinsurance, professional liability), environmental-toxic tort, antitrust, and civil rights litigation in venues across the country.


May 2000 – March 2007

Trial consultant with boutique practice involving complex, high profile, and large exposure litigation. Design and implementation of cost effective pre-trial research for both jury and non-jury matters, including focus groups, mock trials, arbitration and bench studies, and community attitude surveys. Consulting services also included preparation of expert and fact witnesses, juror questionnaires, voir dire strategy and jury selection, trial monitoring and post-trial interviews.

February 1998 – May 2000

TrialGraphix – Senior trial consultant providing the full range of jury research and consulting for a national litigation consulting firm. Assisted with business development in Los Angeles and New York.

March 1996 – February 1998

FTI Consulting – Senior trial consultant providing expertise in the full range of jury research and consulting services. Specialized in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, including high profile and large exposure matters.


 

Clinical Experience (+11,000 hours)

 

January 1996 – March 1996

Psychological Assistant, Sterling Medical Group Outpatient Clinic. Individual and group psychotherapy with adults, crisis intervention, diagnostic interview and psychological assessment.

October 1993 – October 1995

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital, UCLA School of Medicine. Neuropsychological assessment, forensic evaluation, personality assessment, deposition and expert witness preparation and consultation.

August 1992 – August 1993

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern, Department of Veteran Affairs, Long Beach, CA. APA-approved, pre-doctoral training. Rotations in Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, Infectious Disease, Outpatient Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain.


July 1991 – July 1992

Clinical Psychology Fellow, Behavior Therapy & Psychotherapy Center, University of Vermont. Internship in a private outpatient clinic. Outpatient individual and group therapy with adults, adolescents and children. Forensic evaluations, expert testimony and treatment of sex offenders.

September 1989 – July 1991

Medical Psychology Fellow, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Psychological consultation and intervention in a university medical center. Rotations in Acute Rehabilitation Medicine, Inpatient Psychiatry and Acute-Care. Neuropsychological, psychological, personality (objective and projective) and forensic assessment, staff consultation, discharge planning, Outpatient Head Injury Clinic and psychotherapy with individuals, families and groups.

January 1989 – July 1989

Clinical Psychology Trainee, Counseling and Testing Center, University of Vermont. Academic and vocational counseling and individual short-term psychotherapy with college student population.