Tony Decicco and David Bender recently led a seminar for the New England Corporate Counsel Association on, “Managing Transactional and Licensing Risk in the Era of Open Source, Security Breaches and Privacy Regulation.” Tony and David discussed the risks associated with licensing data and technology both operationally and in the context of licensing, financing and M&A transactions, the inadvertent and intentional use of open source software by businesses and data privacy and cybersecurity compliance, and also provided guidance for corporate counsel on best practices to identify, assess and mitigate risks in this space.  

Anthony DeciccoTony focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic development of patent portfolios, valuing and commercializing intellectual property assets, and licensing and other technology-related transactions. In addition, Tony oversees the firm’s computer code audit and due diligence practice and has extensive experience advising clients regarding the use of open source software. 

David is an internationally recognized expert on data privacy with extensive litigation, counseling, and transactional experience in Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology. A prolific author and frequent speaker around the world, David is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, was listed annually as a New York City “Super Lawyer” in IT, and is a Ponemon Fellow. He presently teaches Privacy Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston and Pace University.