Patrick Michael O'Leary, MBA, EE, CISSP

ExpertWitness.com
PO Box 11341
Hauppauge , NY 11788
Mobile: 570-231-3141
Office: 516-450-0904
Introduction

For over the past 25 years, I have been successfully providing services as a serial entrepreneur in information technology and the internet. During this time, I worked in many different fields across the industries such as Business Management, Computer Security, Intellectual Property, and Website Construction. In addition, I now consult for law firms as an Internet Litigation Consultant and provide services as an Internet Expert Witness.

I attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York (currently a part of New York University), where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987. I then received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University in 2020. Currently, I am working towards my Juris Doctor degree at Novus Law School. Other certifications I hold include a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), a CHFI (Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator), and a CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), among many others. The qualifications I have acquired give me the information necessary to execute jobs victoriously for all of my clients.

Specific fields in which I have been retained as an Expert include:
Internet Technology
Internet Forensics
Internet Intellectual Property
Internet Software
Internet Prior Art
Software
Software Programming
Software Engineering
Internet Expert Witness

The experience and qualifications I hold have led me to work both across the country and internationally. I had the privilege of working for large companies such as American Airlines, Ansett Airlines, and Santa Fe Rail Roads. In Internet applications, I have gathered experience from various fields consisting of Education, Legal, Social Networks, Dating, and Media. My multi-faceted experience has allowed me to work in marketing, finance, sales, internet maintenance, and internet development departments.

I began in the late 1980s when I started business entry as a hobby, in which I wasn’t anticipating encountering anything that would end up defining my career. However, I soon became the CEO and founder of an online dating site known as MatchMaker.com. My website was fortunate enough to be utterly self-funded until February of 1999, as traffic to this site quickly increased and generated sufficient revenue. Having grown at a minimum rate of 8% per month, Jupiter Media coined the platform as the “2nd stickiest website on the internet,” as well as being the largest online platform for dating. I went from being the sole employee from 1995 to 1999, where I was then able to employ over 30 people in my business, allowing us to generate over 7 million dollars annually.

From there, we expanded to employing over 120 people with eight separate functioning departments. We garnered over 230 million page views every month and had a user base of over 4 million people, allowing us to maintain millions of dollars of profit every year. We utilized these internal funds to generate and make our growth consistent, which separates us from many online businesses and industries today. We succeeded in the competitive environment that was (and is) online business, competing with well-established sites such as Match.com and AOL. We eventually sold to Lycos in July 2000 for 45 million dollars in cash, unhindered by the internet crash in 2000. Under my leadership and with the valued help of all our employees, MatchMaker.com became the most used online dating network available on the internet. This experience allowed me to develop my skillset across the various fields required to establish such a successful online business. I will then be able to use this experience and knowledge to further my career in other areas.

I knew that I could utilize my background in matchmaking and apply my newfound knowledge in other fields. I realized that the business space of Expert Witness could benefit from such a perspective, as it is necessary to be able to “match” legal professionals across many of the existing fields in which legal experts must work. I could help lawyers find experts in whatever field they deemed necessary to provide and aid them with their expertise during litigation. From that thought, I went on to establish my new business. Now, I work with lawyers across a broad scope of specific cases across many fields of practice.

My credible experience brought me to work as an Internet Expert Witness on many occasions, where I have worked on cases consisting of Real Estate, Security Issues, Intellectual Property, Social Networks, Business Disputes, Aerospace, etc. I have worked alongside large companies, including Google, Yahoo, and Twitter, taking me to State and Federal jurisdictions all across the nation, where I have testified in court on civil and criminal litigation. Furthermore, I am the owner of ExpertWitness.com. My knowledge gained from working on MatchMaker.com informed a lot of my approach when building this website that allowed the success it has reached today.

I will provide clear and effective communication to all of my clients and patience, understanding, and the goal to help all of my clients succeed. Moreover, I have the organic ability to train individuals at any given skill level. In my work, I can quickly think of solutions to problems that arise in business. This model enables clients to be informed and take action at a rate that places them ahead of their competition. My experience grants me the ability to develop effective and unique engineering solutions for businesses that allow them to solve their problems in real-time.

Throughout my career, I have touched on nearly every aspect imaginable within the realm of business. I am confident that this background will supply me with the capabilities to work alongside you and provide you with the success you deserve. So again, thank you, and please reach out with any questions you may have.

I look forward to working with you.

Respectfully,
Patrick Michael O'Leary
Internet Expert Witness


Areas of Expertise
  • Computer Security
  • Computers
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Networking
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BSEE: Electrical Engineering / Computer Science - NYU / Brooklyn Polytech (1987)
MBA: Hofstra University 3.95 GPA (2020)
*** Currently working on my JD ***

CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
CHFI: Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator.
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: 10+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Internet Expert Witness
Internet Forensics
Internet Technology
Internet Software
Internet Intellectual Property
Internet Prior Art
Software
Software Engineering
Software Programming
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 25%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 75%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 10+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 10+
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 5+
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, research, testing, reports, testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 350
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 350
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Any other expenses passed thru at cost.

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Internet Expert Witness - Patrick Michael O'Leary 25 years post college experience, 13 years experience as expert witness, 3 Federal Court admissions, 7 security certifications, good communication skills.