Consumer Data Industry Expert Witnesses

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Consumer data industry expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in marketing and marketing research, consumer research, consumer confusion, consumer behavior, and/or consumer psychology. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a consumer data industry specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience.

Consumer data refers to information (i.e., personal, financial, behavioral, demographic) that is collected by marketing companies. The data is often gathered with the intention of increasing overall customer satisfaction. The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) is the voice of the consumer reporting industry, representing agencies including credit bureaus, background check companies, and others.

Consumer data industry matters for which Cahn Litigation Services locates expert witnesses for include trademark infringement, deceptive advertising, and unfair competition. Work could be performed for the plaintiff or defendant. Litigation support by a consumer data expert could include survey research, expert report preparation, expert opinion, and/or expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, clients may seek a consumer data industry expert for consulting pre-litigation work.

While many professionals have expertise in consumer survey matters, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation matter and survey evidence.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Consumer Data Industry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Consumer Data Industry landscape.

Expert Witness #232031

This expert is Founder and CEO of a highly sought-after international consultancy and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. This expert is considered a leading authority on mobile data technologies and consumer trends. This expert has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top global mobile data operators.

Before starting a consulting practice, this expert was founding Director of Emerging Solutions at an eCommerce company, and served as its Director of the wireless practice. In this role, this expert conducted wireless research and development, provided vision and strategic direction and established partnerships with leading industry players. Prior to that, this expert was a systems engineer and product manager, focusing on mobile communications, and worked on creating RF Fingerprinting solutions to prevent wireless fraud.

This expert is the author or co-author or editor of thirteen books on wireless technologies. This expert’s books have been adopted in several corporate training programs and university courses. This expert has written over 150+ articles and papers covering various topics on wireless. This expert has patents in wireless communications, is regularly invited to speak at conferences worldwide, and is an active member in industry bodies and committees.

This expert is one of the leading strategists on IP matters in the wireless industry. This expert has advised clients with some of the biggest patent portfolios in the world and worked with players across the wireless value chain. This expert has been retained as an expert witness and advisor for some of the most prominent legal matters in front of the International Trade Commission (ITC).

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Expert Witness #259336 & 259344

This team leads a full-service consumer, public opinion and business-to-business market research company, and services corporate and law firm clients. Their team of in-house analysts, telephone researchers and in-field researchers has conducted over 1,800+ qualitative and quantitative research projects across a wide range of categories throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. These include diverse subject matter for the following industries:

-  Automotive OEM and Dealership Industry
-  Foodservice Products/Services
-  Grocery Retail Chains
-  Hospitality Providers
-  Mass Media Products/Services
-  Restaurants Chains
-  Retail Food Products/Services
-  Litigation/Judicial Services
-  Mass Media Products/Services
-  Mass Merchandiser Retail
-  Commercial Product/Services
-  Consumer Products/Services

They provide professionally trained In-Field Researchers located throughout the United States. Their services include: Telephone Surveys, On-Site/In Store Surveys, On-Line Surveys, Focus Groups/One-On-One Intercepts, monitoring/validation, Cell Phone Mix, Stratified Sampling, and Random Digit Data.

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Expert Witness #261495

This expert has worked as an independent Music Producer/Consultant servicing the TV, Radio, Digital Media and Advertising communities. This expert's business is focused on music production, song licensing and creating Brand Partnerships. Concurrently, this expert serves as Director of Strategic Marketing for a digital audio technology company founded by an iconic music producer. This expert's role is multi-dimensional across a variety of industries: Consumer & Entertainment, Medical, and Aviation.

Most of this expert's career has been spent producing music for major Brands in the world of advertising. This expert is probably best known for work serving as SVP/Executive Music Producer. This position afforded executive level marketing experience while creating relationships at the highest levels of the music industry. This expert helped set the standard for music licensing which drives today's market. This expert helped break down the barriers between the music and ad industries by giving many famous artists the opportunity to lend their talents to brand advertising.

Over time, artists and Brands became an effective, in-demand marketing "solution". This expert oversaw many such deals and managed the relationships. This expert's skills in both copyright and contract law were honed during these years. As is the nature of the business, this expert helped fend-off inevitable copyright infringement suits (all of which were successfully defended), and repaired issues as they arose with artist/brand partnerships. This expert worked hand in hand with an attorney as problems arose; and while this expert never provided expert testimony as an outside consultant (he was contractually prevented from doing so), this expert has given depositions, provided testimony, created defense strategies and researched data.

From a marketing perspective, music has always been a critical element to consumer engagement. As the stigma of advertising melted away mostly due to music piracy, artists and record labels lined up at this expert's doorstep looking to make a deal.

Brands became the new major source of revenue replacing record sales. Brands loved the cache associated with these artists and their music, providing "instant equity". Pop and Rock artists were the first wave. The second wave was bigger, more intense and out of the box - Hip Hop. Wholesome brands were foregoing "morals clauses" in their contracts to align themselves with the Gansta element. And this expert knows, as this expert did many of those deals. And they wouldn't have been done if the data did not support the value of the partnership.

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Expert Witness #258383

This expert holds a PhD in EE with a specialization in Wireless Devices. This expert has many years of experience in wireless and automotive. This expert has been a Standardization Director responsible for automotive, and prior to that held various managing, engineering and research positions.

While this expert has extensive experience writing and working with attorneys prosecuting patents, this expert has not had the pleasure of serving as a subject matter expert for litigation.   

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Expert Witness #260194

This expert is a consultant with many years of experience in telecommunications, with expertise in network services and technology, regulatory interpretation, and industry practices. This expert has vast experience evaluating telecommunications networks and equipment in the context of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including voice and data services used by cloud-based call centers, customer premises equipment such as predictive dialers, cloud-based technologies, and cellular networks. This expert has a deep understanding of Federal legislation and related FCC rules related to telecommunications, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and has provided numerous expert reports and related testimony describing complex network services and functions in the context of industry practices and federal and state regulations.

This expert has provided expert consulting and testifying services in over 50 cases, including appearances before over 25 state regulatory agencies, the FCC, state legislatures, state and federal courts, and arbitrations.

Summary of Selected Professional Experience

  • Oversaw state and federal regulatory tariffing and compliance matters for a company owned and funded by a coalition of large cable companies. Ensured company compliance with the TCPA. Developed technical and product descriptions for services utilized by call centers for outbound dialing systems, including predictive dialers. Incorporated sales contracts and agreements into contract-specific tariff terms.
  • Lead company representative before state regulators and government officials.  Negotiated complex industry precedent interconnection agreements with incumbent local exchange carriers for states pursuant to the Telecommunications Act on 1996. Coordinated with federal regulatory on TCPA matters. Provided testimony on network elements related to call centers and outbound dialing systems pursuant to FCC costing guidelines.
  • Responsible for national regulatory policy on evolving technologies and services, including IP-based services used in cloud-based call centers and outbound dialing systems and predictive dialers.

Summary of Selected Case Experience

  • Reviewed conference calling network platform configuration in context of Federal regulations. Activities include damages calculations, development of proxy rates and revenues, analysis of call records and bills, and evaluation of industry practice and regulatory issues.
  • Provided expert report validating a third-party verification and number portability processes and systems under Federal rules and relevant FCC orders.
  • Provided damages calculations related to routing of long distance 8YY traffic.  Provided evaluation of complex billing and call routing issues, as well as evaluation of industry practices and regulatory issues.

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