David M Sterling

Mr. David M Sterling

Sterling International Consulting Group
3222 Deauville Place
Statesville , NC 28625
Mobile: 704-202-2282
Office: 704-873-8846
Introduction

Sterling International Consulting Group is a highly skilled group of senior level technologists specializing in all aspects of information technology, systems, project management and integration. In legal, I have been involved in 16 cases to date including Patents, Intellectual Property, Software Piracy, Misappropriation, Breach of Contract, Software Failures, Copyright and have performed eDiscovery on millions of lines of code in multiple languages (C#, VB, Cobol, JavaScript, Java and others). I have worked on both sides (Plaintiff and Defendant). In 15 of the cases, I have prepared expert reports (and in some, rebuttal reports), I have prepared for testimony 4 times and have actually testified twice as a Certified Technical Expert. I have over 35 years in technology across multiple industries including Aerospace, Defense, Banking, Brokerage, Logistics, Manufacturing and many others. I have extensive background in Software architecture, design and development and in multiple database technologies. I am current on most cloud technologies including Azure and others.


Areas of Expertise
  • Computer Security
  • Computers
  • Data Communications
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Information Technology
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Networking
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Former Microsoft MVP (Exchange), Co-author SharePoint Technologies Resource Kit (Microsoft Press), Author Microsoft Office Server 2007 The Complete Reference, author of multiple whitepapers over the past 20 years and expert in development of presentations. Over 40 years of self-taught/learned expertise. Some professional courses in management. I do not have a formal college degree having started working full time at age 15 in information technology (has not hindered any case I have worked on). I have in fact been an instructor for CS Students, have taught hundreds of client staff and was an instructor for the US Army in the US and Italy. Extensive international background in Costa Rica, the EU, Romania, Moldova and Russia.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Microsoft Partner (not a direct affiliation, i.e. no conflict); I have dropped most partnerships to avoid conflicts.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Over 35 years in Program/Project Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Collaboration Systems, Web Systems Architecture & Design and Document management systems, Cloud Technologies, Database Technologies and Software Architecture/Design/Development.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 16
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Expert witness, expert report, response report, technical document discovery, patent investigation, software operation validation, project best practices
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 15
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 4 - NOTE: In full disclosure, I was involved in a case of "Rosen vs. eBay", where it was claimed I was "not qualified"; Plaintiff Rosen submitted his own fraudulent report applying my credentials.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 2
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, technical presentations, discovery, technical document review/evaluation, technical proof of concept, patent infringement (process/product), project management consulting, business process evaluation, product flaw discovery/forensics, technical education & consulting
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 300/hour (plus expenses if needed) for face to face consultation, 150/hour for phone consultation
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 250-300/hour for review/discovery (depends on scope). Will negotiate a blended rate depending on the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 350/hour. Will negotiate a blended rate depending on the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 450/hour.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Copy/printing fees (if needed), travel and lodging expenses (including a small per diem allowance to cover meals).

References

Todd Schleifstein - Of Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
500 Campus Drive, Suite 400 | Florham Park, NJ 07932-0677
T 973.360.7918 | F 973.295.1318  | C 917.576.8145

Douglas R. Weider - Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
500 Campus Drive, Suite 400 | Florham Park, NJ 07932-0677
T 973.360.7916  | F 973.295.1316

Lissette Carreras
BastAmron LLP
305.379.7904
lcarreras@bastamron.com

Joseph J. Richetti
joe.richetti@bclplaw
Brian, Cave, Leighton, Paisner LLC
T 212.541.1092