Chad Paulin is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. As a member of the visual communications team, Mr. Paulin is experienced in translating complex themes and data rich issues into persuasive visualizations. With over 15 years of experience working for corporate clients and legal firms, Mr. Paulin’s diverse skill set covers code based data visualization, traditional and 3D illustration, animation, interactive multimedia, software development and the use of cutting-edge technology in presentation settings.
Since joining the firm 2015, Mr. Paulin has been involved in numerous cases including a decisive defense verdict for a pharmaceutical company in a mass tort litigation. Mr. Paulin has also worked for contract dispute matters and multiple FINRA arbitrations.
Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. Paulin was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting where he utilized research based techniques for developing persuasive visuals with high audience retention rates. Mr. Paulin has assisted litigation clients in achieving success across a broad variety of matters. He has experience with arbitrations, mediations and legal proceedings in state and federal court. This experience covers the areas of antitrust, breach of contract, environmental issues, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical product liability, toxic tort and insurance.
Mr. Paulin has specialized expertise in the management of mass tort serial litigation, particularly in defense of serious personal injury and product liability cases, including cases involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Mr. Paulin has managed multiple, large-scale matters. He has extensive experience working directly with the top experts in the scientific and medical communities. He has also handled breach of contract serial litigation in the insurance and financial industries.
During the course of his career, Mr. Paulin has been deeply involved in the development of proprietary tools that revolutionize the visual communications and litigation presentation industries. Mr. Paulin has led development teams for proprietary visualization technology and currently has a patent pending as the sole inventor on a unique data visualization platform. He has created custom solutions to increase the speed and efficiency of industry-standard offerings and has developed tools that bridge proprietary offerings with industry standard presentation platforms. At FTI, Mr. Paulin was a member of the development team for an industry leading courtroom presentation software platform. In this role, Mr. Paulin guided the redesign of aging architecture into modern frameworks, acted as a technical liaison between users and developers and managed the team’s deliverable deadlines.
As a scientific and medical illustrator, Mr. Paulin has created industry-leading animations for complex scientific processes such as the development of the human heart, pathophysiology of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, and the mechanism of neurotransmission. Mr. Paulin’s illustrations have been published in medical and veterinary surgical guides.
Mr. Paulin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia. In 2015, Mr. Paulin received the Relentless Innovation Award at FTI Consulting for his work on custom visualization tools. Mr. Paulin has maintained memberships with the Association of Medical Illustrators, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers.