Erica Massaro-Hales is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting. She is based in Atlanta, GA, and leads the Visual Communications Consulting practice group. Ms. Massaro-Hales has extensive experience in analyzing and transforming client’s key issues into compelling visual presentations for attorneys, as well as corporate clients. She identifies key strategies using demonstrative evidence and multimedia technology to consult with trial teams and boards of directors in trials, regulatory settings and other venues.
In her career, Ms. Massaro-Hales has worked on hundreds of matters using both traditional presentation techniques and innovative courtroom technology. She has experience in matters involving antitrust, contracts, employment and labor disputes, environmental issues, insurance coverage, intellectual property, personal injury, product liability, securities, toxic torts and white-collar crime. Additionally, Ms. Massaro-Hales has extensive experience working on large serial litigation matters ranging from securities to pharmaceutical product liability. She effectively manages such litigation to ensure the highest level of value to her clients. Ms. Massaro-Hales has assisted all dispute resolution forums including mediations, arbitrations, and litigation proceedings in federal and state courts around the country. Her clients have included leading law firms and global corporations in the banking, electronics, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and transportation industries.
Ms. Massaro-Hales previously served as a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Trial Services practice. Prior to entering the field of litigation consulting, Ms. Massaro-Hales practiced law for more than six years specializing in complex fraud and criminal cases. As an attorney, Ms. Massaro-Hales tried cases in both federal and state courts. She engaged in all phases of litigation, including witness preparation, jury selection, presentation of evidence and mock and direct cross examinations.
Ms. Massaro-Hales earned a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University at the Shepard Broad Law Center and received her Bachelor of the Arts in English from the University of Miami.