GTC Law Group’s Rick Olin and Leon Schwartz Moderated Roundtable Discussions at 2018 TechGC National Summit

GTC Law Group’s Rick Olin, Shareholder, and Leon Schwartz, Associate, each moderated a Roundtable Discussion at 2018 TechGC National Summit in New York City on October 26, 2018. Rick Olin’s Roundtable discussion, titled “Customer and Vendor Contracts/Limits of Liability”, covered: The evolution of risk allocation terms, including appropriate indemnities and liability limitations for data privacy and security issues Leon Schwartz’s Roundtable discussion, titled “Managing Open Source Compliance & Contributions”, covered: Overview of Open Source Software and where it’s used Risks of Open Source Software and how to mitigate them    

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco Moderated a Panel at the 2018 CIX Summit

GTC Law Group and Affiliate’s Tony Decicco, Shareholder, moderated a panel, titled “Successfully Navigating Open Source Software and Cybersecurity Issues in Transactions,” at the CIX Summit in Toronto on October 23, 2018.  The topics covered included: Key open source software-related issues and deal points from the perspective of buyer/investor vs. seller/investee at every stage of a transaction Key legal and security risks, as well as strategies for mitigating them Strategies to avoid protracted due diligence, get better deal terms and smooth negotiations  

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented a Webinar with Black Duck

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on October 17, 2018.  The webinar, titled “Effective Policies for Managing and Releasing Open Source Software,” covered: Key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions Key success factors for effectively releasing code as open source Impact on transaction due diligence and integration following an acquisition   Materials available upon request. Please contact Anthony Decicco at adecicco@gtclawgroup.com.

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco & Leon Schwartz presented at Black Duck Flight 2018 Conference

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, & Leon Schwartz, Associate, presented at Black Duck Flight 2018 on September 26, 2018.  The presentation, titled “You’ve Got Your Open Source Audit Report, Now What?”, covered: Best practices for companies of all sizes How to conduct an open source / third-party software audit How to get the most out of your Black Duck code scan i.e. Handling license compliance issues and managing security vulnerabilities Key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions Key success factors for effectively releasing code as open […]

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GTC Sponsored and Presented at TechGC New York City Event

GTC Shareholders Lisa Trainor and Rick Olin, as well as Associates Veronica Louie and Laila Paszti, spoke at a TechGC event on September 13, 2018 in NYC. They shared expertise on the emerging paradigm of data privacy and security risk allocation in SaaS and cloud services agreements with the group of over 30 area general counsels from leading venture capital firms and venture-backed companies, as well as related advisors. GTC is an Event Sponsor of TechGC.

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software, titled “Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A”

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on July 18, 2018.  The webinar, titled “Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A,” covered: How do you conduct an open source / third-party software audit? How do you get the most out of your Black Duck code scan? i.e. Handling license compliance issues and managing security vulnerabilities What are key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions? What are key success factors for effectively releasing code as open source?

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference, Flight West 2018

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference in San Francisco on June 28, 2018.  The presentation, titled “A Buyer/Investor Playbook for Successfully Navigating Open Source Software Issues in M&A and other Transactions,” covered: Recent trends, including the prevalence of representation and warranty insurance, heightened focus on security vulnerabilities and increasing litigation Compliance best practices and avoiding unnecessary due diligence

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GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford to speak at Executive Women’s Forum on July 26th 

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford to speak at the Executive Women’s Forum Regional Meeting: Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, on July 26th hosted by State Street in Boston. Sayoko will participate in a panel discussion : “Around the World in 60 Minutes: Global Highlights in New Privacy and Cybersecurity Topics”. Event Details: Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:30am – 1:30pm EST State Street – Channel Center 1 Iron Street Boston, MA 02210 Register EWF

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GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford presented at PLI conference: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford presented at recent PLI conference: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018 The conference was held in New York City on June 19th and 20th. Sayoko covered a wide range of topics related to intellectual property and data protection in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions.

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference, Flight Amsterdam 2018

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference in Amsterdam on May 16, 2018.  The presentation, titled “Don’t Let Open Source Software Kill Your Deal: Recent Trends Impacting M&A and Other Transactions,” covered: The impact of open source software on transactions, whether licensing, mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, financing, insurance or loans Recent trends, including the prevalence of representation and warranty insurance, heightened focus on security vulnerabilities and increasing litigation Compliance best practices and avoiding unnecessary due diligence    

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