Social Media Expert Witnesses

Social media expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on social media. The social media expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Advertising, Communications, Computers, Cybersecurity, Defamation, Human Factors, Internet, Marketing, Software Engineering, and Technology.

Jason Frankovitz Quandary Peak Research

British Columbia
Internet, Software Engineering - Metadata, Open Source, Web, Mobile, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Databases, e-Commerce, Smartphones, iPhone, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
As a programmer, CTO, and inventor, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for more than 25 years. He has worked as a software developer, engineering manager, and system architect in a wide variety of industries including social media, e-commerce, digital entertainment, and mobile computing. He has launched multiple Internet startups using cutting-edge technologies like cloud-based server scaling, machine learning (AI), and personalized ad targeting. Jason's first startup, itList.com, was the first online bookmark site on the Web and created significant prior art used in multiple patent cases; he also holds a patent for technologies developed by his second startup, Seethroo. For several years Jason taught at San Francisco State University, and was a mentor for software development interns from ENSEEIHT, a major engineering school in France. He is employed by Quandary Peak Research in Los Angeles. Jason’s background in social media and user-generated content has all...

Nicholas Carroll

Woodbridge, California
Defamation, Communications - EXPERT WITNESS for economic damages, malicious or negligent causation of emotional distress, and issues relating to social media, SM, mainstream media, blogging, online, internet defamation, libel review, public/private figures, the right to privacy, slander, libel, and cost of defamation repair.
Expert witness reports and/or testimony in defamation of character cases, including both libel and slander, as well as portrayal in a false light and right to privacy cases. This leverages 29 years of experience as a credible journalist and one of the first practitioners of search engine optimization, as well as 19 years of consulting directly with end-clients on emotional distress issues. More experience comes from the study of defamation law; 25 years in programming and online forums; being a CFO, financial software designer, and digital analyst; and hundreds of consultations with victims of defamation, most of them readers of my book Fighting Slander, originally published in 2003, with the 5th Edition published in 2022 and available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737322528. I am familiar with most aspects of defamation, from gossip campaigns to online defamation and reputation management. Particular areas of expertise: • Economic damages resulting from defamation. • Online def...

Jason Frankovitz Quandary Peak Research

Los Angeles, California
Internet, Software Engineering - Metadata, Open Source, Web, Mobile, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Databases, e-Commerce, Smartphones, iPhone, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
As a programmer, CTO, and inventor, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for more than 25 years. He has worked as a software developer, engineering manager, and system architect in a wide variety of industries including social media, e-commerce, digital entertainment, and mobile computing. He has launched multiple Internet startups using cutting-edge technologies like cloud-based server scaling, machine learning (AI), and personalized ad targeting. Jason's first startup, itList.com, was the first online bookmark site on the Web and created significant prior art used in multiple patent cases; he also holds a patent for technologies developed by his second startup, Seethroo. For several years Jason taught at San Francisco State University, and was a mentor for software development interns from ENSEEIHT, a major engineering school in France. He is employed by Quandary Peak Research in Los Angeles. Jason’s background in social media and user-generated content has all...

Ali Khosh, PhD Quandary Peak Research

Los Angeles, California
Internet, Software Engineering - Databases, Social Media, Digital Media, Startups, M&A, Trade Secret, Information Technology, IoT, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Web, Mobile, Location Based Services, Connected and Autonomous Cars, Cloud Computing, SaaS, e-Commerce, Smartphones, Android, Python
* Serving as a software expert witness in several cases, including patent infringement and breach-of-contract cases * Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology * Conducts research in the field of software systems and engineering, spanning the areas of mobile software, machine learning, internet, software development, software quality, autonomous cars, connected cars, Internet of Things (IoT), embedded software and web applications * Authored several peer-reviewed academic articles and papers, magazine articles and book chapters related to software engineering in top conferences and publications * Delivered various invited speakers, seminars, lectures, and technology demonstrations at domestic and international software industry events and computer science conferences * Served as a panelist at various techn...

Jason McDonald, PhD

San Francisco, California
Internet, Computers - Social Media Expert Witness (organic and ads) as well as expert witness in Facebook Advertising, YouTube Advertising, Google Ads (AdWords), and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Jason McDonald is an internet pioneer, having started his first company (eg3.com) in 1994. This hands-on experience compelled him to master SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Google Ads (formerly called Google AdWords). Nowadays, he works as a 'social media expert witness,' helping attorneys identify the facts and establish the truth in complex litigation concerning organic efforts and advertising on key social media platforms such as Facebook Ads, YouTube ads, Instagram ads, and other ad platforms like TikTok, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Beyond working as an expert witness in social media, Jason has also helped attorneys as a fact-first SEO expert witness in Search Engine Optimization. SEO, of course, is the art and science of how to get a company, product, or service to the top of Google. Finally, working as a Google Ads expert witness, Jason has helped judges, juries, and attorneys understand the factual complexities of how advertising works on Google including the Google Search Net...

Jessie Stricchiola Alchemist Media Inc.

San Francisco, California
Internet, Technology - Search Engines, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Internet Investigations, Website Analytics, Internet Forensics, Digital Data Discoverability, Open Source Data, Internet and Digital Marketing, Web Forensics, Website Development, Ecommerce, Google Analytics, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
References available upon request. Parties to litigation matters have included: U.S. Government, Uber Technologies Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Online Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Dyson Technologies, Inc., IHG Hotels & Resorts, and others. Jessie Stricchiola began studying search algorithms and digital information discoverability in 1997, and was first employed as a full-time search engine optimization (SEO) specialist in 1998. She is the founder of Alchemist Media, Inc., a digital marketing consultancy launched in 2002 that provides various internet and search engine marketing consulting services including SEO, web analytics, andn digital marketing strategies. She is co-author of The Art of SEO (O’Reilly Media, 1st Ed. 2009, 2nd Ed. 2012, 3rd Ed, 2015), a treatise on the practice of SEO that has been used as required or recommended reading in courses at Georgetown University, USC, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, the University of Mumbai, the City Uni...

Peter Kent Peter Kent Consulting, LLC

Denver, Colorado
Internet, Marketing - Search Engines, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Digital Marketing, Domain Names, Cybersquatting, Ecommerce, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Online Defamation, Pay Per Click, PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon Marketplace Retailing, Internet Marketing, Web Site Development, Social Media
The best-selling author of SEO for Dummies and dozens of other Internet-technology related books, Peter Kent has been working online since 1984, and in technology since 1979. He was the founder of an e-business service provider funded by one of the world's largest VC firms, and of an Internet-related publishing company (he built his first ecommerce Web site in 1997), VP of Web Solutions for a national ISP, and VP of marketing for a Web-applications company. Since 2003 Mr. Kent has provided consulting services to literally hundreds of companies, large and small, in various areas of digital marketing, including projects for Amazon, Time Warner Cable / Roadrunner, Lonely Planet, Zillow, Avvo, Honey Baked Ham, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Tower Records. Mr. Kent wrote the Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet in 1993, followed by a plethora of books about various aspects of online business and technology, including seven editions of SEO for Dummies since 2003. He has also created three SEO ...

Larry Chiagouris, PhD

Boca Grande, Florida
Marketing, Advertising - Survey research, Copyright & patent & intellectual Property, Fraud & class action, False & misleading advertising, Social media, Communications confusion and secondary meaning, Media claims, Misappropriation of image, Lanham act, Trademark & trade dress infringement, Trade secrets,
Nationwide Services: Rare combination of an ADVERTISING and MARKETING expert who has substantial experience as BOTH a SENIOR EXECUTIVE and ACCOMPLISHED ACADEMICIAN. Dr. Larry Chiagouris has provided expert testimony and opinions on several issues, including damages, marketing, advertising, intellectual property issues (including the use of survey research) for plaintiffs and defendants. Opinions have been provided at federal/state court levels and arbitration venues for prominent firms to include Akin, Gump, Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Gibbons; Jones Day; Nixon Peabody; and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Selected as one of 10 best and brightest researchers and called a branding guru and consumer behavior expert by the media. He is Past Chairman, Advertising Research Foundation and served as a member of the board of directors of the American Marketing Association. Litigation experience summary: • Expe...

Randy A Winters MatrixHCI, LLC

Massachusetts
Software Engineering, Computers - Speech Recognition, Face Recognition, BIPA, ESI Protocol, Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Software Architecture, Social Media, Code Review, Artificial Intelligence, IPR, Patent Infringement, Trade Secret, Claim Construction Analysis, ESI Protocol, Source Code Review, Biometric Identifiers
- Mr. Winters has decades of experience in the industry and holds a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and has been an expert in many facets of Software Engineering. - Mr. Winters has in-depth knowledge of and has worked on cases involving user privacy including cases related to the Illinois BIPA privacy act. - Mr. Winters has been an expert in cases involving Speech and Face Recognition to include Biometric Identifiers, Voiceprints and the use and storage of user privacy data. , Mr. Winters also works with issues involving Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, - Mr. Winters has also been retained as an expert in Patenting Infrindgement, IPR, Trade Secrets and Software Development IPA cases since the early 1990’s until present and meets the qualifications for POSITA in most desired time periods with experience extending to present. - Mr. Winters has 30 years of computer development experience developing private sector products for...

Sauvik Das, PhD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cybersecurity, Human Factors - Privacy, Privacy by Design, Consumer Safety, User Experience Research, iOS, Android, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ethics, Social Network Analysis, Social Media, Data Science, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Human-Computer Interaction
I am a professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing (a top 10 department in computer science). Prior to that, I got my Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University (from the #1 ranked computer science department in the country). I have previously worked as a researcher and technologist at Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as at a small technology start-up company. I direct the GT SPUD (Security, Privacy, Usability and Design) Lab. Our work, at the intersection of HCI, data science and cybersecurity, is oriented around answering two questions: (i) How can we design systems that encourage better cybersecurity and privacy behaviors? (ii) How can we design systems that shift power away from surveillance institutions and back into the hands of end-users? I've given talks on my research both USENIX Enigma and RSA — both premier venues for cybersecurity professionals — in addition to many top universities: e.g., Stanford, Princeton...

Chris Silver Smith Argent Media

Dallas, Texas
Internet, Marketing - Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Defamation, Technology, Online Advertising, Social Media, Reputation Management, Domain Names, Cybersquatting, Internet Analytics, APIs, API Development, Internet Advertising, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Trademark Infringement
With more than $98 million awarded to litigation clients, Chris Silver Smith has provided expert witness services on cases involving major search engines, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, internet analytics, search engine algorithms, application programming interfaces (APIs), image meta data, patents, domain names, cybersquatting / typosquatting, online defamation, reputation management, blogging, mapping, and more. As an SEO Expert Witness, he has provided analysis and testified in cases involving trademark infringement conducted through various search engine optimization techniques. Smith is also Google Ads Search Certified, and has testified as a Pay-Per-Click Ads expert witness in cases involving the use of trademarks, copyrighted content, and keyword targeting involving PPC ads. Smith is also skilled in social media analysis, and has used sentiment analysis to assess the whether topics and persons have been presented favorably or negatively in social media. H...

Randy A Winters MatrixHCI, LLC

Saint George, Utah
Software Engineering, Computers - Speech Recognition, Face Recognition, BIPA, ESI Protocol, Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Software Architecture, Social Media, Code Review, Artificial Intelligence, IPR, Patent Infringement, Trade Secret, Claim Construction Analysis, ESI Protocol, Source Code Review, Biometric Identifiers
- Mr. Winters has decades of experience in the industry and holds a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and has been an expert in many facets of Software Engineering. - Mr. Winters has in-depth knowledge of and has worked on cases involving user privacy including cases related to the Illinois BIPA privacy act. - Mr. Winters has been an expert in cases involving Speech and Face Recognition to include Biometric Identifiers, Voiceprints and the use and storage of user privacy data. , Mr. Winters also works with issues involving Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, - Mr. Winters has also been retained as an expert in Patenting Infrindgement, IPR, Trade Secrets and Software Development IPA cases since the early 1990’s until present and meets the qualifications for POSITA in most desired time periods with experience extending to present. - Mr. Winters has 30 years of computer development experience developing private sector products for...