Cal. Litig. 2015, Volume 28, Number 1

The Litigator’s Must-Know Lexicon of Idioms Used by Young Business Professionals

By Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes and Robert Toews

Justice Elizabeth A. Grimes

Robert Toews

Are you preparing for a deposition in Silicon Beach or Silicon Valley? Conducting voir dire in a business dispute, or with a venire of fast-talking young professionals? Trying a case involving startups, entrepreneurs, consultants or investment advisors, as parties, lay or expert witnesses? Then you may find useful the list of terms below — phrases commonly used by young professionals in a business setting. Our lexicon includes new idioms in bold, along with tried-and-true idioms in italics, to demonstrate how they go hand in hand.

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