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Dr. Larry Chiagouris
333 East 80th Street, Suite 2C
New York NY 10075
phone: 917-902-2610
Dr. Larry Chiagouris has a rare combination serving as a senior Fortune 500 executive and as an accomplished academician. He has provided expert testimony and written opinions on damages, marketing, advertising, intellectual property issues (including the use of survey research) for plaintiffs & defendants at major national & local firms.

Experience summary:

• Experience evenly divided between plaintiff and defendant engagements over 25 cases

• Several cases include elements of intellectual property issues

• Majority of cases involve elements of consumer behavior or survey research

• Majority of cases involve elements of advertising related strategies and tactics

• Majority of cases involve elements of Internet related tactics

• Majority of cases involve written opinions and depositions

• Written and oral testimony in several Federal District Court jurisdictions

• Engaged by both large multinational law firms and small boutique firms

• Class action cases evenly divided between plaintiffs and defendants

Selected by Agency Magazine as one of 10 best and brightest researchers. He brings extensive experience as a Senior Marketing, Branding and Research Executive responsible for directing major assignments for companies such as AT&T, Campbell Soup, Kraft, Miller Brewing, Peugeot, Pfizer, Prudential and Visa.

He has a Ph.D. in Marketing, is Past Chairman, Advertising Research Foundation and Former Director of the American Marketing Association.

8/7/2009 · Market Research
Survey research is used to provide greater levels of understanding in a wide variety of disputes. Issues such as consumer confusion, misleading advertising claims, disparagement, copyright infringement and trademark disputes can be better assessed as a result of developing and executing survey research. The purpose of this monograph is to aid attorneys in understanding what research standards and guidelines might be relied upon in their use of survey research.

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Statistics Expert Witness
University of Denver
Denver CO 80237
phone: 303-518-6237
Anthony Hayter, Ph.D., provides expertise nationwide in the areas of Statistical Analysis and Mathematics. He specializes in the areas of probability, regression, surveys, data analysis and collection, modeling, bias detection, reliability, risk analysis, extrapolation, sampling, quality control, econometrics, mathematics, hypothesis testing, p-values, prediction, forecasting, estimation, large datasets, statistical significance, data mining, experimental design, sampling, and time series.

Litigation Support - Dr. Hayter has worked as an expert witness for businesses, law firms, insurance companies, government departments, educational institutions, and non-profits. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

Dr. Hayter earned degrees from Cambridge University and Cornell University, and he is a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Hayter has extensive nationwide experience with trial testimony and depositions, and he is talented at presenting and discussing complex arguments, issues, and ideas in the legal environment.

Dr. Hayter has been admitted as an expert witness in the areas of statistics and mathematics. With excellent quantitative, technical and communication skills, Dr. Hayter provides impartial analyses with expert reports and trial testimony.

Dr. Hayter holds the rank of Full Professor at the University of Denver, and he is a former Department Chair. He currently has 90 refereed publications. Dr. Hayter is the author of a textbook on Probability and Statistics, now in its 4th edition, adopted worldwide. He has over 25 years of university teaching, with top level student evaluations. Dr. Hayter has excellent quantitative, technical, and communication skills.

As an expert witness, Dr. Hayter has worked on a wide range of topics including:
  • Construction Defects
  • Workplace Risk Analyses
  • Racial Profiling
  • Jail Conditions
  • Insurance Claims
  • Employee Discrimination Cases
  • Accounting Audits
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Customer Profiling
  • Business Performances and Losses
  • Market Research / Product Surveys
  • Quality Management
  • Online Marketing
  • Design, Analysis of Pollution Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Workforce Analyses
  • Highway Construction
  • Damages from Employee Fraud
  • Tax Assessments
  • Real Estate Appraisals
  • Pricing Analyses
  • Analysis of Brand Damages

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    Michael Rabinovici
    VP, Web & Social Media Marketing
    Thornhill Ontario Canada
    Michael Rabinovici Social Media Marketing Expert PhotoMichael Rabinovici specializes in Web and Social Media Marketing. Mr. Rabinovici entered the Internet business in 1994, after practicing law as a commercial litigator. Today, his focus is on leveraging Web and social media marketing strategies to promote clients’ business objectives and deliver defined ROIs.

    Mr. Rabinovici is certified with Marketing Experiments, one of the Internet industry’s leading research and testing companies. He has worked with a variety of companies in the areas of Web marketing and social media including IBM, Deloitte, Cisco, PennEnergy, and Fidelity.

    Litigation Support - Michael Rabinovici provides expert services on Anti-Spam related issues. Involved in the legislation process, he is conversant with many of the topics inherent in spam marketing. His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consulting Services: For the past 20 years, Michael Rabinovici has been focused on business-to-business communications, helping some of North America’s leading companies develop copy for virtually every form of marketing collateral, across a huge range of industries. His consulting services include:
    • Content Marketing - Blog Posts, e-books, Webinars, White Papers, Info Sheets, Case Studies
    • Social Media Marketing - Engage in Network Conversation, Develop Corporate Branded Blogs, Launch Inbound Marketing Campaigns, Build Compelling Mobile Apps
    Mr. Rabinovici has appeared on ROB TV and is a sought-after speaker on social media topics and blogs frequently on current developments in Web and social media marketing.
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    Dr. Thomas Maronick
    DBA, JD
    5911 Charlesmead Avenue
    Baltimore MD 21212
    phone: 410-435-8387
    Dr. Thomas Maronick has provided both plaintiff and defense litigators with marketing and consumer expertise for over ten years. Prior to that he was the in-house marketing expert at the FTC. Since leaving the FTC in 1997, Dr. Maronick has been qualified as an expert in numerous federal and state courts, providing expert reports, affidavits, and testimony on marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior matters. Dr. Maronick has designed and implemented over 300 consumer surveys for litigation and/or policy related strategies, using virtually every survey research methodology, including mall-intercept studies, telephone and mail surveys, and studies using the internet and consumer mail panels.

    Dr. Maronick has testified (deposition/trial) over 20 times in the past five years and is the author of research of the use of surveys in litigation.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • False and Deceptive Advertising
  • Deceptive Marketing Practices
  • Consumer/Advertising Survey Research
  • Packaging
  • Direct Marketing Promotions/ Internet Domain Name Research
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    Rhonda Harper, MBA
    Serving Clients Nationwide
    Dallas TX 75214
    phone: 800-805-4096
    "I very strongly recommend Rhonda. She’s great to work with, and her work product is absolutely top-shelf." Greenberg & Traurig, LLP



    Federal and state qualified survey and testimony expert with ten years experience. Deposition and courtroom tested. More than 65 cases: Lanham Act, Misleading Advertising, Defamation, Commercial Reasonableness, and more.

    The former Chief Marketing Officer for Walmart Sam's Club, Ms. Harper's experience also includes executive positions with UPS, Nabisco, Ketchum Public Relations, Johnson & Johnson, and VF Corporation. Harper provided C-suite consulting to Fortune 500 corporations including The Home Depot, Target, Tyson Foods, HSN, IBM, and more.

    Harper also served as an adjunct Marketing Professor for American University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a sought after speaker: Harvard Business School, Lilly, American Marketing Association, and more.

    Services include: Surveys, Research, Consulting, Expert Report, Rebuttal Testimony, and Testimony.

    "I worked with Rhonda Harper recently in connection with a trademark infringement matter. I am absolutely convinced that the strength of your report is a significant part of the reason that we were able to achieve a settlement that is very much in our client’s favor." Kevin O'Shea, Shareholder, Greenberg & Traurig, LLP

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    Avinash Vashistha
    Chairman / CEO
    2/10, II Floor
    RMV Extension, II Stage , 80 Feet Road
    Bangalore 560094
    phone: 91-80-23519760
    fax: 91-80-23519762
    Avinash Vashistha has dedicated his career to the unique requirements of the Global Outsourcing Market. His background and understanding of the practices surrounding Offshore Markets provides clients with a custom offshoring strategy, supplier / build mapping, favorable pricing, reduced risk, successful transition and sustainable performance contracts that address issues unique to offshore delivery.

    Mr. Vashistha has evaluated and conducted due diligence on over 200 supplier firms, including companies in India, Russia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, C&E Europe, US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Vietnam. He has directed sourcing assessments, IT and BPO / KPO sourcing transactions and executed program governance models realizing $6 Billion in savings for clients. Avinash also developed significant expertise in the areas of R&D, Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Analytics, Investment Research, claims processing and other domain specific voice and back office business processes. Mr. Vashistha has been a strong proponent of well-qualified, but lesser known tier-two suppliers in the competitive sourcing process.

    Thought Leader: His opinions are sought and recognized by worldwide organizations and conference organizers such as IDC, NASSCOM, CITEM, C-Level, Private Equity Conference, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, CII, SBPOA and IAOP. Leading media conglomerates such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, The Straits Times, The Business Times, USA TODAY, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, Bangkok Post, NDTV, Times Group, Business Standard and Cyber Media have featured Avinash extensively. He has been recognized by HRO Today as ‘HRO Superstar’ for 2006 and 2007 in the category of thought leaders and advisors on outsourcing. He has also been recognized as ‘FAO Superstar’ for 2007.