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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David Bender, GTC Special Counsel, Data Privacy, Appeared at UC Berkeley Privacy Forum

David Bender, GTC Special Counsel, Data Privacy,  appeared on this year’s UC Berkeley Privacy Forum on October 9.  David also led the Breakout session on “EU-US Cross-Border Transfers – Latest Guidance from EU Regulators.”  David presented to a panel directed to the export of personal data from the EU in the wake of the recent Shrems II decision.  In that decision, the Court of Justice of the EU (the CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield vehicle for exporting personal data to the US, based on the court’s perception of US national security surveillance.  The US and the EU are now attempting to negotiate a Privacy Shield […]

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Brad Goldring participated in a panel discussion with FOSSA

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Brad Goldring participated in a panel discussion with FOSSA on September 24, 2020.  The discussion, titled “M&A and Open Source During Uncertain Times”, covered: M&A due diligence: trends before and during a pandemic Due diligence limitations during the pandemic Risk factors in M&A due diligence Conducting due diligence on open core software companies Best practices on navigating through uncertain times

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented at Synopsys/Black Duck’s Flight North America 2020 User Conference

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented at Synopsys/Black Duck’s Flight North America 2020 User Conference on September 23, 2020. His session, titled “Why Open Source Software Compliance Matters for SaaS Offerings: Truths, Myths and Considerations”, covered legal, security, operational and strategic considerations for SaaS offerings leveraging open source software, including: security vulnerabilities; licensing ambiguities; perception in the open source community; and impacts on financing, M&A and IPO due diligence.

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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 & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented a session at Synopsys’ Flight Europe 2020 Conference

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented a session at Synopsys’ Flight Europe 2020 Conference on July 14, 2020. The presentation covered managing tech due diligence from a social distance and offered tips for: • Managing software due diligence and audits in the current environment • Leveraging tech due diligence providers and tech-focused legal counsel to minimize risk

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

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented a Webinar with Black Duck on June 4, 2020. The webinar, titled “Managing Tech Due Diligence From a Social Distance”, covered: • Tips for managing software due diligence and audits in the current environment • Setting realistic expectations and gaining insight from more limited information • Leveraging tech due diligence providers and tech-focused legal counsel to minimize risk

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Leon Schwartz Authored a Post for Flexera’s Software Composition Analysis Blog

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Leon Schwartz authored a blog post which was published on Flexera’s Software Composition Analysis blog on May 14, 2020. The blog post titled: “Open Source Software Licensing: Not everything is as it seems” showcases that open source licensing is not always straight-forward and highlights the need for diligent review. Read more here: https://www.flexerasoftware.com/blog/software-composition-analysis/2020/05/open-source-software-licensing-not-everything-is-as-it-seems/

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