Outsourcing and Offshoring 2007: Protecting Critical Business Functions

October 18, 2007 - October 19, 2007
PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Matthew Maccoby will participate in the October 19 morning session at 11:15 a.m. Mock Negotiation of an Outsourcing Deal: Business and Legal Issues.

Why You Should Attend

One of the key trends affecting the business community involves the shifting, or "outsourcing and offshoring" of services that used to be provided internally within a company to third party vendors who specialize in the operation and management of such services. These services can include data processing and storage, computer applications, network management, customer service and human resources. Outsourcing and offshoring issues cover several legal areas, including information technology, IP, employment, security, regulatory, corporate, insurance, real estate, tax and dispute resolution. Learn the ins and outs of outsourcing and offshoring from an experienced faculty of experts.

What You Will Learn

When and why companies outsource and offshore

  • What every lawyer should know about external service provider deals
  • Copyright, patent and trade secret issues in complex technology transactions
  • Technology licensing "do's and don'ts"
  • Techniques for managing the contract process
  • How to add value beyond legal acumen in sourcing transactions
  • The role of statements of work in the structure of an outsourcing deal
  • Key risks and effective governance methods
  • How to fix broken deals and relationships
  • Pricing the deal – financial drivers for outsourcing contracts
  • Offshoring and data security
  • Privacy – current industry practices and regulatory frameworks
  • Ethical considerations in negotiating sourcing deals
  • Offshoring to India

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys who are involved in outsourcing arrangements, corporate, technology, intellectual property, employment, regulatory, tax, financial and insurance lawyers, and business professionals.

Meet the Speakers

Matthew F. Maccoby
Senior Counsel
Arnold & Porter
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