Social Media Expert Witnesses

social media expert testimony

What is a social media expert witness?

In the majority of social media matters, the chosen expert witness has extensive experience and expertise in advertising, social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), ecommerceonline reputation management, and/or consumer behavior. Social networking expert witnesses have specific skill sets related to Internet security, Internet protocol, and online privacy. A social media expert witness needs to not only have expertise; an expert witness must possess the ability to explain social media evidence and electronic evidence to judges and jurors.

What types of cases require a social media expert witness?

Representing the plaintiff or defendant, example social media legal cases for which Cahn Litigation Services locates expert witnesses include internet defamationtrademark infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false advertising, webpage design, and fraud.

Social media is most understood as the popular social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but social media is actually a fairly broad term encompassing blogs, business networks, collaborative projects, forums, photo and video sharing, product reviews, and social gaming.

What litigation support work might a social media expert witness be expected to perform?

Expert witness service by a social media expert witness could include social media investigations, social media content reviews, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, deposition testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, an attorney may seek a consulting expert for pre-litigation work. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a social media expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Social Media Expert Witness - Representative Bios

Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.

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