GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented a Webinar with Synopsys Covering Issues with Open Source Software

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Principal, presented a webinar with Synopsys on February 18, 2021.  The webinar, titled “Why Open Source Software Compliance Matters for SaaS Offerings: Truths, Myths and Considerations” addressed open source software use in a SaaS model, including: Legal considerations around open source license compliance How open source software impacts application security Operational and strategic pitfalls to avoid Impact on financing, M&A and IPO due diligence

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Thomas Hemnes Presented a Webinar with the Boston Bar Association

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Thomas Hemnes, Principal, presented a webinar with the Boston Bar Association on January 27, 2021.  The webinar, titled “Open Source, Copyright and Privacy Issues in On-line and Distance Education” covered issues and solutions on copyright, licensing and privacy issues and solutions common to on-line educational models, including: Collection and distribution of copyrighted content from educators, students and third parties Capture and processing of personal data about the participants in the courses Regulation and mediation of the process International border issues Please email gtclawgroup@gtclawgroup.com if you would like to receive a copy of the presentation.

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented an Open Source Year in Review Webinar with Synopsys

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Principal, presented a webinar with Synopsys on January 21, 2021.  The webinar, titled “The 2020 Open Source Year in Review” highlighted significant open source software-related legal developments in 2020, including: Recent litigation Containers and related compliance challenges OpenChain and SPDX The impact of COVID-19 on open source

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GTC Law Group Announces New Principals

GTC Law Group PC is pleased to announce that Veronica Louie, Leon Schwartz, and John Stephen Wills have become Principals of the firm. M&A, Tech Transactions and Licensing and Corporate groups. Veronica joined the firm in 2011 after serving at the U. S. Federal District Court-District of Massachusetts, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.  Veronica has extensive experience counseling clients on domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures and investment transactions, with particular focus on software, information technology and data-intensive businesses. Veronica holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a […]

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco presented at the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Summit Japan

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented at the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Summit Japan on December 1, 2020.  His session, titled “Extending OpenChain: Beyond Compliance”, focused on leveraging the OpenChain Specification for additional value, including: As a basis for reps & warranties and due diligence in M&A and other transactions; As a maturity model for advising on implementation of an Open Source Program Office; As a mechanism for gauging operational risk; and As a basis for an open source insurance product.

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco and Stephen Pakan Published a Whitepaper on Open Source Software in SaaS Offerings

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, and Stephen Pakan, Associate, along with Synopsys, published a whitepaper titled “Open Source Software in SaaS Offerings: Truths, Myths, and Considerations”. The whitepaper examines the potential pitfalls of using open source in SaaS applications and strategic considerations to manage them. A copy of the whitepaper is available at: https://www.synopsys.com/software-integrity/resources/white-papers/open-source-software-saas-offerings.html

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GTC Law Group is Seeking a Legal Assistant/Law Clerk

Position Overview: GTC is seeking a highly motivated and experienced software developer interested in the legal field to join the firm’s M&A practice as a legal assistant. Computer science/engineering and/or programming experience is required, and experience with open source software compliance and software licensing is a plus. Prior experience as a legal assistant/paralegal/law clerk is not required. The legal assistant will work with and support an international team of lawyers and technicians who represent Fortune 50 companies and others in M&A deals, technology transactions and licensing, IP strategy and data privacy and security. The legal assistant will assist the team […]

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GTC Law Group Client Advisory – SCCs Fall; Now What?

Schrems II Client Adv #2 (4 Sep bis)           Under European Union law,[1] every export of personal data from the EEA[2] requires one of several specified legal bases.  In our July 21, 2020 Advisory we reported on the July 16, 2020 decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”),[3] commonly known as Schrems II, which invalidated Privacy Shield as a legal  basis for exporting personal data from the EU to the United States.  The decision rests on the perceived adverse impact of US national security surveillance laws on the adequacy of data protection for EU persons in […]

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GTC Law Group Seeks Finance Officer & Controller

Position Overview: GTC seeks a highly motivated and senior professional services controller to lead a 5 to 6 person finance and accounting team and assume day-to-day hands-on responsibility for accounting functions. The candidate will regularly interface with, and report directly to, firm management. The candidate must have well-rounded and deep experience handling all accounting functions and tax reporting.  A strong sense of accountability is a must. In addition, the candidate must have the confidence to report to firm leadership on various finance related topics. The candidate will bear the title Finance Officer and Controller. This is not a Chief Financial […]

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GTC Law Group Welcomes Brad Goldring

GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates announced that Brad Goldring has joined the firm and will practice in the firm’s Open Source Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Brad comes to GTC with extensive experience counseling and developing risk mitigation strategies for large enterprises surrounding their use of open source software in all facets of their businesses. Brad is an excellent fit for GTC’s open source team, most of whom are former software developers and who have, collectively, reviewed thousands of code scan reports across hundreds of transactions. Brad comes to GTC from Ford Motor Company, where he supported commercial […]

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