Scott & Scott, LLP Partners Join Webinar Panel “Drafting IT Master Services Agreements”

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Scott & Scott, LLP Partners, Robert J. Scott and Julie-Machal-Fulks, will be co-presenters on a live Strafford CLE Webinar discussing best practices for drafting and negotiating IT master services agreements on October 7th, 1:00-2:30 PM ET.

“Drafting IT Master Services Agreements: Guidance for Purchaser and Vendor Counsel” CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a roadmap for drafting and negotiating information technology (IT) master services agreements (MSAs). The panel will cover key provisions that should be included in the agreements and strategies for avoiding common negotiation pitfalls and resolving contract disputes.

The use of MSAs brings efficiency and consistency to the process of contracting for technology services. Careless drafting of MSAs or focusing solely on price during contract negotiations can be a grave mistake that leads to lost money and time, disputes, and potential litigation.

“We will discuss best practices for drafting and negotiating IT MSAs including key clauses that should be in the contracts, strategies for avoiding common drafting pitfalls and resolving contract disputes,” said Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, of intellectual property and technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP.

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the key questions counsel to purchasers and vendors must first consider before undertaking the negotiation and drafting of an IT MSA?
  • What contract terms are most frequently included in MSAs?
  • What are the most commonly disputed issues during contract negotiations and what are effective approaches to resolve them?

Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to get answers to specific questions during an interactive Q&A session.

Julie Machal-Fulks, Partner
Scott & Scott, Southlake, Tex.
Ms. Machal-Fulks leads a team of attorneys in representing and defending clients in legal matters relating to information technology. Her practice focuses on complex litigation ranging from privacy and network security, data breach notification and crisis management, intellectual property disputes, service provider negligence claims, and content-based injuries such as copyright and trademark infringement in software, the Internet, and all forms of tangible media. She is often invited to submit papers and present on topics including data breach notification, security incident response, and defending against regulatory and consumer class actions.

Robert Scott, Partner
Scott & Scott, Southlake, Tex.
Mr. Scott represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers. He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups, and is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations, on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing. He is regularly called upon by his peers and the media to share his expertise.

Michael T. Krueger
Bowles & Verna, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Mr. Krueger practices in the areas of business law, contracts, corporate governance, bankruptcy and private equity. He is experienced working with start-up companies by conducting the entity formation, private equity fundraising, due diligence and corporate compliance.
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