Deal or No Deal? Taking Your Contract to Court

Palo Alto Presentation

06/09/2011 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Commercial Litigation + Trial, Technology Transactions, and Litigation

Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

James P. BennettMichael A. Jacobs, and Kenneth A. Kuwayti

James P. BennettKenneth A. Kuwayti, and Michael A. Jacobs


Cheryl Calderon
(650) 813-5746

How will that contract you just drafted stand up to the scrutiny of a judge or jury? Each year some of the largest jury verdicts in the United States are awarded in breach-of-contract cases. In this seminar, our commercial litigators discuss lessons learned from trying contract cases to help you evaluate, prepare for, and win contract-related litigation. Our panel will also feature Greg Jones, who will discuss his experience as a Novell in-house lawyer testifying at a recent trial on contract issues. 

Topics Will Include: 

  • Unique issues that arise in trying contract claims
  • Testifying as a lawyer on contract issues at trial
  • How commonly used contractual clauses can backfire at trial
  • Minimizing risk in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Restricting application of fiduciary duty and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Damages


  • Greg Jones, Vice President of Technology Law, Novell, Inc.
  • James Bennett, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Ken Kuwayti, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Michael Jacobs, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Linda Shostak, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State of California for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

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