Bell Nunnally Senior Associate Brent A. Turman is featured on The State Bar of Texas podcast discussing his recent presentation, “What Kanye Can Teach Us About Litigation.” Joined by co-presenter Elliot Mayen of DHD Films, Turman offers takeaways for litigators from musician Kanye West’s career. Some attributes that litigators would be wise to emulate include: a hard work ethic; crafting communications to effectively reach a given audience; finding balance between playing to a jury’s emotions versus focusing solely on substance; and being consistent in your personal presentation. On the other hand, the pair cautions that West’s behavior, at times, can be a little too outrageous, and following his lead in the courtroom can torpedo concerted, substantive progress in a case. Litigators can draw on additional parallels between West and a litigator’s courtroom practice – just as West samples the great musicians of the past, litigators can emulate their own courtroom influencers.
The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and can be accessed by clicking here.