Speaking Engagement

Outsourcing and Offshoring 2008: Protecting Critical Business Functions


San Francisco, CA

Why You Should Attend

One of the key trends affecting businesses of all sizes is the shifting, or “outsourcing,” of business functions that used to be provided internally within a company to third-party vendors who specialize in the operation and management of such functions. These include data processing and storage, computer applications, network management, customer service, and human resources. Outsourcing issues cover a wide range of legal areas, including information technology, IP, tax, employment, privacy and data security, regulatory affairs, corporate matters, insurance, real estate, and dispute resolution. Learn the ins and outs of outsourcing by attending this program.

What You Will Learn

  • What every lawyer should know about external service provider deals, including offshore outsourcing transactions
  • Recognizing and avoiding common IP pitfalls
  • How to manage the outsourcing contract process
  • “Green sourcing” - using outsourcing to acquire “Green Technology” and imposing Green Technology requirements on providers
  • The role of statements of work and service levels in the structure of outsourcing deals
  • How to develop the price for the vendor’s services
  • How to fix broken deals (and relationships)
  • Governance and dispute resolution in outsourcing arrangements
  • Addressing essential privacy and data security issues

Who Should Attend

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

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