When a dispute or charge comes before a court, that court has a duty to weigh the evidence presented so it can come to a fair decision. Yet justice can be served, only when the parties weighing the evidence have a sound understanding of it. Often, the subject matter of a case falls far outside the realm of common knowledge, and an expert is needed to assist the court in fully understanding the key information involved.

In most such circumstances, an expert is charged with providing unbiased analysis and opinion, from their perspective as a qualified specialist, that illuminate the facts of the case. Once an expert’s opinions and reports have been presented to the court, they are typically treated as evidence—and can therefore have considerable influence over the outcome of the case.

What an Expert Witness is?

An expert witness is an objective party tasked with unraveling and explaining the technical, scientific, or theoretical complexities of a legal case. The expert witness doesn’t advocate for one side or the other, regardless of who is paying for their services. The witness is tasked with explaining the facts without attempting to influence the outcome of the case.

That said, your attorney might advise hiring an expert witness if they feel that doing so will give you the best chance of a favorable outcome and maximize any damages you could receive. Without an expert’s input, the court might not have sufficient information to fully appreciate and properly evaluate your position in the case.

Expert testimony carries greater weight with the court than lay opinion does. Therefore, an expert’s qualifications are examined thoroughly and certified before the person can participate in a proceeding. The established federal rules of evidence state the following:

A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if:

1

The expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue

2

The testimony is based on sufficient facts or data

3

The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods

4

The expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.

Communications between an expert witness, the attorney who hired the witness, and the party in the case are confidential and protected along the same lines as attorney-client privilege. The expert provides a report and/or exhibits to the court to shed light on the case and can offer advice on how to limit or maximize any damages, depending on what the ideal outcome would be. However, once the pre-trial process has begun, the expert can be deposed or cross-examined by both parties.

The type of expert witness described thus far is the one most people will likely be familiar with. You have undoubtedly seen one in a television courtroom drama at some point. What you might not know, however, is that not every expert necessarily testifies in court, and this can be a good thing, depending on what the attorneys need.

Experts can play a variety of roles behind the scenes alongside one’s attorneys to make sure a case gets a fair and detailed hearing.

  • Non-Testifying Experts
  • Experts Advisors
  • Expert Consultants

Non-testifying experts can be a boon to attorneys who have been tasked with vetting other expert witnesses. Depending on the complexity of the issue at hand—the quickly evolving field of internet defamation and harassment, for example—your attorney might not be equipped to decide who the best person is to testify as an expert in your case. As an insider in their industry, a non-testifying expert can review potential experts’ publications, studies, and analyses to help your attorney decide which ones are sufficiently accurate, persuasive, and reliable to be of use to you and the court.

A non-testifying expert can also serve as a sort of understudy for the testifying expert witness. In other words, in the event of an emergency, the non-testifying expert can be “promoted” and take the stand in their stead. Furthermore, the non-testifying expert’s opinion can be used to supplement that of a testifying expert, if needed, provided all the rules of discovery have been adhered to. If the non-testifying expert ultimately does not need to take the stand, they will not be deposed and need not be formally identified to the court or to the opposing party.

Blue Ocean Global Technology: A Trusted Expert Witness Firm

The process of becoming a certified expert witness is an exacting one. The court considers a wide variety of qualifications that go far beyond whether the individual has the relevant degrees and specialization(s). Many other factors support the person’s status as an expert, including work experience, business outcomes, publications, patents, honors, and awards, as well as the individual’s membership in professional associations. Your attorney will want to know that the expert being considered to testify or assist with your case passes all these tests and any other required screening.

Over the past decade, Blue Ocean Global Technology has been handling clients’ digital reputation challenges, and in 2016, our CEO, Sameer Somal, was approached and subsequently accepted by an Am Law 100 firm to serve as an expert witness. As is customary, this industry-leading law firm required documentation to confirm that Mr. Somal was a published, peer-reviewed expert in his field and that his company’s work was a fit with their brief. The law firm cited Blue Ocean Global Technology’s well-documented client expertise as the reason they engaged the team. To accept the appointment, Blue Ocean Global Technology and Mr. Somal made declarations confirming no conflicts of interest in the case and attesting to our ability to give evidence to the court impartially. And so began our successful journey helping clients and attorneys resolve legal disputes.

Schedule a Phone or Video Consultation Directly With Our CEO, Sameer Somal.

Learn more about engaging our Expert Witness Services.

The Internet

We can give evidence on the entire range of cutting-edge and evolving technology that the internet runs on. We are experts in the newest generation of apps and websites, microservices, client-side frameworks, location-awareness capabilities, and computer/data forensics.

Internet Defamation and Online Reputation Management

We leverage our years of experience in online reputation management to detail for the court the extent to which, and exactly how, negative information propagated through social media and on the internet can affect a person’s career and/or business.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

We can provide analysis to support cases involving the use of SEO to commit copyright infringement or defame a client’s character, or the use of “negative SEO” to erode a client company’s ability to compete fairly in the marketplace.

Digital Marketing

We can support cases where the unethical use of digital marketing strategies, including those across social media platforms, has resulted in damage.

Our Commitment to being the Right Choice for Your Case

Having successfully navigated the exacting process of becoming a certified expert witness before, Blue Ocean Global Technology is today an established source of expert witnesses for cases involving digital marketing, the internet, online defamation, and SEO. We have helped numerous clients ensure that their cases were fairly heard in court, and we find fulfillment in doing so. If you are considering, or facing, litigation in one of these arenas or are embroiled in a case already, we can help you and your legal team identify and elucidate the pertinent facts and convey them effectively on your behalf.

Experts with a Proven Track Record

Having successfully navigated the exacting process of becoming a certified expert witness before, Blue Ocean Global Technology is today an established source of expert witnesses for cases involving digital marketing, the internet, online defamation, and SEO. We have helped numerous clients ensure that their cases were fairly heard in court, and we find fulfillment in doing so. If you are considering, or facing, litigation in one of these arenas or are embroiled in a case already, we can help you and your legal team identify and elucidate the pertinent facts and convey them effectively on your behalf.

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  • Who qualifies as an expert witness?

    Not all experts are created equally—and when it comes to expert witnesses, state and federalcourts have specific rules about who can be considered an expert witness.

    In a federal court, the Federal Rules of Evidence deem that a qualified expert witness issomeone who “is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or educationmay testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if: the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue; the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data; the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and the expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.”

    In layman’s terms, the difference between an expert witness and a non-expert witness comes down to opinion. Expert witnesses are generally asked to give their expert or professional opinion on a situation. In contrast, non-expert witnesses can only testify about facts—what they directly saw or heard—not about their thoughts or opinions.

  • What does it mean to be an expert witness?

    Often considered one of the most critical elements of civil and criminal cases, expert witnesses are an integral part of the court system. An expert witness is someone that the court has determined is qualified to provide information and explanation to the jury to understand the case better. And as you may imagine, it takes specialized skills, training, education, and experience to be considered an expert witness.

    At the time of the trial, the expert witness must be qualified by the court, and qualification is not a one-time event; each time the expert witness will be offering his/her opinion on a case, they must be requalified anew, regardless of any expert witness history.

    The expert witness must always remember that their highest obligation is to the court, regardless of which party is paying their fee.

  • What does an expert witness provide before the court?

    The expert witness is in the courtroom to provide their independent, expert opinion on the matter at hand. Their top priority is always to provide their truthful, impartial opinion—regardless of if their opinion benefits the party paying their fees. Additionally, the expert witness may be expected to provide a written report for the court attesting to their opinion and findings.

    However, there are also a number of things that expert witnesses are NOT expected to do. Expert witnesses are not in court to advocate or argue for a particular side or a specific outcome for the case, nor are they there to give an opinion on anything outside of their narrow area of expertise. Additionally, expert witnesses are not there to advise what evidence or information should or should not be presented to the jury.

  • How does one become an expert witness?

    Under U.S. law, an expert witness is someone whose opinion on a specific matter before a court of law is considered “expert” by the court because of that individual’s education, scholarship, and/or overall experience. Any testimony or evidence given by the expert witness is called an “expert opinion,” is submitted to the case as evidence, and can be rebutted in court by witnesses, conflicting evidence, or other experts.

    Different countries have different standards for who can qualify as an expert witness and what the person can testify about. In the United States, each state has its own laws or guidelines about expert witness testimony in its state and local courts.

    Additionally, while some expert witnesses may testify as an “objective” witness for the court’s and the jury’s benefit, individual parties in a court case can hire or consult with their own experts to prepare reports for the court or to testify, to provide information or argument on a client’s behalf.

  • How does one write an expert witness report?

    An expert witness report, whether intended to be submitted directly to a court or used for the benefit of one party in a case, is a written summary of the expert’s examination of and opinion on the case at hand. It typically includes the expert’s qualifications and experience, often with a CV, if applicable, along with a list of cases for which the expert witness has previously testified.

    The report lists all the documents and evidence the expert reviewed in preparing the report, along with an explanation of why the expert witness’s opinion is applicable to the case. The expert outlines the development, analysis, and justification of their opinion of the case. The report typically ends with the expert’s opinion on the matters of judgment and damages, if applicable.

    Ultimately, the report is either used by legal counsel to form arguments for their client or submitted to the court as evidence.

  • How much do expert witnesses get paid?

    Compensation for expert witnesses varies widely, depending on the nature of their contribution to a case, the amount of time and effort involved, and various other factors. Expert witnesses are typically compensated on an hourly basis but are sometimes paid an overall fee instead if the work is performed on a “per project” basis. Expert witnesses might also be compensated for research time, costs, and other expenses involved in providing their opinion.

    For example, an expert witness might be paid $400 per hour for research and testimony, in addition to having their travel and lodging expenses reimbursed. Or they might be paid a lump sum of $10,000 for all work involved in the development of their expert opinion on a specific case. Again, costs can vary widely and depend on individual circumstances.

  • Who can be an expert witness?

    Technically speaking, anyone can become an expert witness as long as their qualifications as such are accepted by a court. By recognizing someone as an expert witness, a judge essentially makes them an expert witness.

    In practice, a person can be an expert witness only if they have significant knowledge and experience in a specific field, whether through scholarship and study, a lengthy professional career, or similar circumstances.

  • How does one become a certified expert witness?

    To become an expert witness, an individual must present their credentials as an expert witness to the court, and the presiding judge must recognize them as an expert witness. An expert witness must be re-qualified every time they are to be presented as such in a court of law.

  • What restrictions are placed on expert witnesses?

    Specific restrictions are placed on what an expert witness can and cannot testify to. Expert witnesses are permitted to give their opinions only on matters for which they are deemed qualified as having expertise. This distinction is very important in circumscribing what is often heavily weighted testimony.

    Expert witnesses are a specific exception to the “hearsay rule.” Traditional witnesses can testify only to what they know and have experienced and are not permitted to speculate about hypotheticals or report third-party testimony. Expert witnesses, however, may discuss hypotheticals and other “hearsay” matters, as long as those matters are within the purview of their expertise. For example, an expert witness who is a surgeon can discuss hypotheticals within a medical malpractice case, including background and contextual information, as long as their testimony does not extend beyond that subject.

    That said, expert witnesses must take an oath to testify truthfully and obey all court rules and procedures, such as respecting the “chain of custody” when handling and examining evidence.

  • What skills are required by an expert witness?

    In addition to qualifications to substantiate their opinions, expert witnesses need several different skills to be effective. Expert witnesses must be able to clearly and concisely present to a court issues that are often complex and difficult for a layperson to understand. Any expert witness who wishes to maintain their credibility must also be able to speak truth to power, providing their honest, good-faith opinion on the matters before them, even if the person or law firm that hired them would prefer a different conclusion.

    Additionally, the ability to testify in court with confidence and to answer difficult or loaded questions from opposing counsel on cross-examination are valuable skills for any witness, but especially for an expert witness. The expert’s opinion often carries a great deal of weight in complicated legal proceedings, and that responsibility must be taken seriously.

  • What qualifies a person to be an expert witness?

    Typically, an expert witness is someone whose level of scholarship, knowledge, or professional experience in a specific or specialized field allows them to provide testimony—their “expert opinion”—before a court of law on the evidence or circumstances of a criminal or civil case. A court must recognize this person as a qualified “expert witness” before they can testify as such.

    Less formally, an expert witness’s qualifications will usually include previous experience as an expert witness, the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, and the capacity to justify their expert opinion in the circumstances and evidence of the case in combination with their own experience in their specialized field.

  • Can I sue an expert witness?

    Expert witnesses can be sued only under very specific circumstances. Traditionally, witnesses brought before a court are immune from liability, even if they make a mistake in their testimony. This is to prevent witnesses from being discouraged from testifying by the threat of a lawsuit from the opposing party. That said, expert witnesses who knowingly present false information under oath are subject to charges of perjury, just like any other witness testifying in court.

    Additionally, recent court rulings have allowed suits to be brought against expert witnesses who are negligent or fraudulent in their professional duties. A lawsuit against an expert witness is typically undertaken only when that witness commits a provable act of malpractice or other fraud. Indeed, some law firms have sued their own expert witnesses for breach of contract after discovering that the witnesses were lying or presenting fraudulent evidence to the court. Expert witnesses cannot be sued simply for giving evidence or forming an expert opinion that the opposing party disagrees with. The expert opinion might be challenged in cross-examination, however, or be rebutted with evidence or additional expert witness testimony.

  • Can a police officer be an expert witness?

    Police officers can be called as expert witnesses to testify either strictly on matters of law enforcement or on other police-related matters where the court recognizes their expertise. They are not permitted to testify about legal matters or the minutiae of the law (that is the purview of lawyers). Although law enforcement officers can form conclusions based on evidence presented in a case in their “expert opinion,” they cannot make statements as to a defendant’s guilt or innocence, given a defendant’s right to a fair trial. Police officers acting as expert witnesses will often testify on police procedure, rules of arrest, or correct steps for gathering evidence.

    Additionally, even police officers who are not recognized as expert witnesses by a court can testify to certain things because of their training and experience. Traffic police, for example, are often extensively trained to accurately recognize the speed of a moving vehicle, usually within a few miles per hour, without the use of equipment such as a radar gun, and courts will generally recognize that estimation as evidence, depending on the circumstances.

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    Brittney Bagiardi

    Business Development & Marketing Manager at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP February 4, 2020

    The Legal Marketing Association's Tampa City Group was honored to have Sameer come to speak with us regarding Online Reputation Management. Sameer is an energetic presenter who took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. His expertise was evident in his polished presentation, and our members were engaged thoroughly. All communications leading up to the event were timely and friendly, and I have enjoyed my time working with Sameer on this speaking engagement.

    Paul Smith, CFA

    Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

    I have known Sameer for over 7 years now. He is a force of nature! I have rarely met anyone with such positive energy and enthusiasm. He is always fun and engaging to be around. We have worked together at numerous events over the years. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker. As a CFA Charterholder he gave freely of his time as a volunteer helping other Charterholders maximise their online presence, their use of technology and raise their ethical standards. We worked together in India as well as in the US and at all times Sameer showed himself to be a master in all cultural settings. He’s simply a great guy with great core values, an incredible work ethic and expertise in so many different areas that drive the modern world we live in.

    Tamie Maffeo

    Marketing Manager at New England Investment & Retirement Inc. & Business Succession Advisers, LLC

    Working with Sameer and the team at Blue Ocean Global Technology has been such a positive experience! The ongoing communication combined with the efficiency of work of the team is very much appreicated. Sameer is quick to respond to any questions we may have. He and his team is quick to to resolve any questions that arise. They go above and beyond for us no matter what day or time we reach out. I have had many dissapointing engagements over the years with similar firms but must say that this is a refreshing experience. I am in a niche business with complicated regulations surronding our marketing platform. Having the peace of mind that the team at Blue Ocean is there to impliment and guide our firm gives me great satisfation. That being said, I give them my highest reccomendations and would gladly speak with anyone who has any questions regarding my experience.

    Jay Chong

    EVP, Head of e-Mobility Group at SK Group

    I had a chance to work with Sameer for several months, and he has been one of the most transparent and responsible people I have ever worked with. He has been highly responsive, always responding within a day despite the time zone difference, and thoughtful, which was a big relief for me as some I worked with in the past were "Catch Me if You Can". He has delivered all his promises and more. He has been genuine and results oriented. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I highly recommend his service.

    Vern Hayden

    Client Advocate at Sovereign Financial Group, Inc

    Sameer lives outside the cliche’s of life. Let me put it this way:

    If you were looking for someone totally committed to helping in a mission, a cause, or company you would want Sameer.

    If you were looking for someone who would drop everything to help you, who knows the best and worst about you, someone with empathy and understanding, in short someone you call a “true friend” , you would want Sameer.

    If you want someone who has aligned themselves with the great causes of women you will want Sameer. If you want someone who gives a damn about kids that are abused,misplaced,without direction,kicked to the curb, and need help get Sameer.

    If you want someone to give a mesmerizing presentation get Sameer. He will stay up all night doing relentless research on the subject and the audience and inspire your audience to action.

    If you want someone with a consistent well defined philosophy of life combined with a remarkable code of ethics you want Sameer.

    If you want a leader with emotional and academic intelligence combined with magnetic charisma check in with Sameer.

    If you want a team player who has been in the trenches as well as the mountain tops Sameer has been there.

    If you want someone to help stabilize your business and take it to greater fulfillment Sameer will be there for you.

    If you need a George Gilder tech genius as a resource., Sameer knows the best and can bring innovative solutions to your challenges. ( the right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said if he could choose another brain it would be Gilder’s.)
    If you need someone to trust with integrity and accountability you need to meet Sameer. I could go on but I think you know how I feel about this guy now. I have known and been a friend for over two decades.

    Najah A. Edmondson

    Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

    Sameer Somal is a personality you cannot forget! I met Sameer one year exhibiting at the Delaware Valley Legal Expo in King of Prussia, PA. It was the end of the night and he came over to introduce himself to me and my colleague. We engaged in an amazing conversation about The TASA Group and about relationship management. He helped us take our belongings to the car at the end of the night. We all left with a new connection and a lifelong friend. So excited with meeting Sameer, we immediately figured out how we could work together - webinars, articles and in-person presentations to some of the organizations we are partnered with. It's been a few years since we met and Sameer continues to thrive in his field and in his expertise. The light he exudes is both infectious and comforting. I would recommend Sameer for any job!

    Walt Wiesenhutter

    Certified Small Business Mentor at SCORE Mentors Philadelphia. Taught at Harvard University Executive MBA & at Columbia Executive MBA & Northwestern Executive MBA

    My name is Walter J. Wiesenhutter and I am loyal client of Sameer Somal’s and Blue Ocean Global Technology. I founded Jay Associates in 1984 and served as president of our consulting company for several decades. Regretfully, our offices were in the World Trade Center in 9/11 and we lost key team members as a result of those tragic events. We persevered for the next few years to replace the seemingly unreplaceable. I met Sameer, one of the co-founders of Blue Ocean Global Technology in 2005. I was immediately impressed with his genuine character and commitment to serving others. The emergence of the internet and digital technology changed our business so much and our meeting couldn’t have been more serendipitous. I was quite fortunate to learn of this company’s world-class resources. Over the years, they were instrumental in improving our stellar reputation and building a digital presence that reflected the trust we had with our clients offline. As business partners, clients, and friends complained about their Google presence, disappointing web development projects, and digital marketing companies over promising and under delivering, I referred them directly to Sameer and his team at Blue Ocean Global Technology. Their needs and requirements were always handled with care; the feedback is always exceptional because they deliver results based on exactly what the companies want to help them grow. When Blue Ocean Global Tech did not feel they could provide the best service or guidance on a particular situation, Sameer and his colleagues are honest with me or anyone from my network. They then took the time to find resources and partners within their trusted network that were a better fit. Today, at 75, I am delighted to share and document my successful experiences with this team of excellent professionals. If you are looking for a global team that is diligent, honest, and transparent, you have found the right company in Blue Ocean Global Technology. Not only do I give them my highest and best recommendation, I feel fortunate to call many of their global team members my friends!

    Brittney Bagiardi

    Business Development & Marketing Manager at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP February 4, 2020

    The Legal Marketing Association's Tampa City Group was honored to have Sameer come to speak with us regarding Online Reputation Management. Sameer is an energetic presenter who took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. His expertise was evident in his polished presentation, and our members were engaged thoroughly. All communications leading up to the event were timely and friendly, and I have enjoyed my time working with Sameer on this speaking engagement.

    Paul Smith, CFA

    Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

    I have known Sameer for over 7 years now. He is a force of nature! I have rarely met anyone with such positive energy and enthusiasm. He is always fun and engaging to be around. We have worked together at numerous events over the years. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker. As a CFA Charterholder he gave freely of his time as a volunteer helping other Charterholders maximise their online presence, their use of technology and raise their ethical standards. We worked together in India as well as in the US and at all times Sameer showed himself to be a master in all cultural settings. He’s simply a great guy with great core values, an incredible work ethic and expertise in so many different areas that drive the modern world we live in.

    Tamie Maffeo

    Marketing Manager at New England Investment & Retirement Inc. & Business Succession Advisers, LLC

    Working with Sameer and the team at Blue Ocean Global Technology has been such a positive experience! The ongoing communication combined with the efficiency of work of the team is very much appreicated. Sameer is quick to respond to any questions we may have. He and his team is quick to to resolve any questions that arise. They go above and beyond for us no matter what day or time we reach out. I have had many dissapointing engagements over the years with similar firms but must say that this is a refreshing experience. I am in a niche business with complicated regulations surronding our marketing platform. Having the peace of mind that the team at Blue Ocean is there to impliment and guide our firm gives me great satisfation. That being said, I give them my highest reccomendations and would gladly speak with anyone who has any questions regarding my experience.

    Jay Chong

    EVP, Head of e-Mobility Group at SK Group

    I had a chance to work with Sameer for several months, and he has been one of the most transparent and responsible people I have ever worked with. He has been highly responsive, always responding within a day despite the time zone difference, and thoughtful, which was a big relief for me as some I worked with in the past were "Catch Me if You Can". He has delivered all his promises and more. He has been genuine and results oriented. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I highly recommend his service.

    Vern Hayden

    Client Advocate at Sovereign Financial Group, Inc

    Sameer lives outside the cliche’s of life. Let me put it this way:

    If you were looking for someone totally committed to helping in a mission, a cause, or company you would want Sameer.

    If you were looking for someone who would drop everything to help you, who knows the best and worst about you, someone with empathy and understanding, in short someone you call a “true friend” , you would want Sameer.

    If you want someone who has aligned themselves with the great causes of women you will want Sameer. If you want someone who gives a damn about kids that are abused,misplaced,without direction,kicked to the curb, and need help get Sameer.

    If you want someone to give a mesmerizing presentation get Sameer. He will stay up all night doing relentless research on the subject and the audience and inspire your audience to action.

    If you want someone with a consistent well defined philosophy of life combined with a remarkable code of ethics you want Sameer.

    If you want a leader with emotional and academic intelligence combined with magnetic charisma check in with Sameer.

    If you want a team player who has been in the trenches as well as the mountain tops Sameer has been there.

    If you want someone to help stabilize your business and take it to greater fulfillment Sameer will be there for you.

    If you need a George Gilder tech genius as a resource., Sameer knows the best and can bring innovative solutions to your challenges. ( the right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said if he could choose another brain it would be Gilder’s.)
    If you need someone to trust with integrity and accountability you need to meet Sameer. I could go on but I think you know how I feel about this guy now. I have known and been a friend for over two decades.

    Najah A. Edmondson

    Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

    Sameer Somal is a personality you cannot forget! I met Sameer one year exhibiting at the Delaware Valley Legal Expo in King of Prussia, PA. It was the end of the night and he came over to introduce himself to me and my colleague. We engaged in an amazing conversation about The TASA Group and about relationship management. He helped us take our belongings to the car at the end of the night. We all left with a new connection and a lifelong friend. So excited with meeting Sameer, we immediately figured out how we could work together - webinars, articles and in-person presentations to some of the organizations we are partnered with. It's been a few years since we met and Sameer continues to thrive in his field and in his expertise. The light he exudes is both infectious and comforting. I would recommend Sameer for any job!

    Walt Wiesenhutter

    Certified Small Business Mentor at SCORE Mentors Philadelphia. Taught at Harvard University Executive MBA & at Columbia Executive MBA & Northwestern Executive MBA

    My name is Walter J. Wiesenhutter and I am loyal client of Sameer Somal’s and Blue Ocean Global Technology. I founded Jay Associates in 1984 and served as president of our consulting company for several decades. Regretfully, our offices were in the World Trade Center in 9/11 and we lost key team members as a result of those tragic events. We persevered for the next few years to replace the seemingly unreplaceable. I met Sameer, one of the co-founders of Blue Ocean Global Technology in 2005. I was immediately impressed with his genuine character and commitment to serving others. The emergence of the internet and digital technology changed our business so much and our meeting couldn’t have been more serendipitous. I was quite fortunate to learn of this company’s world-class resources. Over the years, they were instrumental in improving our stellar reputation and building a digital presence that reflected the trust we had with our clients offline. As business partners, clients, and friends complained about their Google presence, disappointing web development projects, and digital marketing companies over promising and under delivering, I referred them directly to Sameer and his team at Blue Ocean Global Technology. Their needs and requirements were always handled with care; the feedback is always exceptional because they deliver results based on exactly what the companies want to help them grow. When Blue Ocean Global Tech did not feel they could provide the best service or guidance on a particular situation, Sameer and his colleagues are honest with me or anyone from my network. They then took the time to find resources and partners within their trusted network that were a better fit. Today, at 75, I am delighted to share and document my successful experiences with this team of excellent professionals. If you are looking for a global team that is diligent, honest, and transparent, you have found the right company in Blue Ocean Global Technology. Not only do I give them my highest and best recommendation, I feel fortunate to call many of their global team members my friends!