Avoiding a Mess! Part II: Why Business Lawyers Should Call Litigators before the Contract Is Executed

Program Number: 2305

Program Date: 02/27/2013


Transactional attorneys have their litigation colleagues on speed dial when their clients want out of a contract or when the other side wants out. Often times, however, litigators are not involved until that point. Join Matthew Karlyn (transactional partner) and Courtney Worcester (litigator) as they continue their discussion of why a team effort early on in the process of reviewing and drafting contracts provides the best protection and long-term value for clients. Using real life examples of contract provisions, they provide helpful drafting tips and cautionary tales to protect your clients under a variety of circumstances.

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Arizona, California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

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50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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Matthew Karlyn, Esq. - Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq. is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of its Information Technology & Outsourcing practice group and its Privacy, Security and Information Management practice group. He has extensive experience with transactions related to outsourcing and information technology including business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, HR outsourcing, legal process outsourcing, technology licensing, cloud computing, systems integration and software development. He also advices companies with respect to privacy, security and information management matters, compliance with federal and state laws, and drafting and implementing privacy and security policies and standards. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Karlyn has a MBA from the University of Chicago, and he has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor given to the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under the age of 40. A frequent speaker and writer in the area of information technology and outsourcing (for a complete listing of his publications and speeches, see http://www.foley.com/people/bio.aspx?employeeid=27862), he can be reached via email at: mkarlyn@foley.com.


Courtney Worcester, Esq.

Foley & Lardner LLP

Courtney Worcester, Esq. is a partner in the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation involving corporations, venture capital and private equity firms, financial institutions and their directors and officers. She has represented clients in corporate governance, federal securities and shareholder litigation matters, including federal securities and consumer class actions, stockholder derivative litigations, and internal corporate investigations. In addition, she is experienced in diverse commercial litigation matters, ranging from contractual disputes to the protection of trade secrets, unfair competition, and other business torts. She is a member of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. Ms. Worcester has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 – 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Rising Stars® lists.