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Cloud Computing 2013: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff


Why you should attend

Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing provides flexibility, enhanced access to software functionality and potential cost savings, but can inject potential new risks. Negotiating contracts for cloud computing services presents new challenges and it can be difficult to formulate a clear understanding of the inherent new hazards. This program will provide practical advice on key terms for cloud computing contracts, help you define the vendors’ obligations for cloud computing facilities, offer strategies in protecting personal and corporate data, and assist in planning for transfers of data between cloud computing vendors. This is an opportunity to hear industry experts who will help you understand and prepare for the massive changes inherent in the shift to cloud computing.

What you will learn

  • How cloud computing technology works and the inherent operational risks
  • The business case for cloud computing
  • How to ensure privacy and data security in the cloud
  • Potential litigation pitfalls
  • What can and can’t be negotiated in enterprise cloud-computing deals
  • Practical concerns raised by the flood of e-discovery demands for cloud resources
  • Navigating export controls and trade sanctions risks and responsibilities
    -Pointers for addressing indemnity and liability, termination, audit, insurance and other key provisions
    - What is “Big Data” and why you should care
Special Features
  • One full hour Ethics credit

Who should attend

Technology and IP lawyers, in-house counsel and outside counsel, and all lawyers who need to be on the cutting-edge of legal changes in IT law. Business professionals, computer professionals, and information managers who need to keep up-to-date with the dramatic changes in this area will also find this program valuable.

Morning Session:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

9:00  Introduction

Janine Anthony Bowen, John P. Hutchins

9:15  The Business Case for Cloud Computing

  • Technical overview
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • Making the go/no-go decision
  • Diligence considerations
  • Managing the risk
  • Business considerations

Janine Anthony Bowen, Rachel Beth Evans

10:15  eDiscovery and Litigation Issues

  • Planning for litigation - key considerations overview: preservation, collection, identification, review, and production
  • Potential litigation pitfalls
  • Preservation obstacles and practical solutions
  • Addressing issues associated with ”custody & control”
  • Common collection challenges and guidance
  • Is the cloud “not reasonably accessible”?
  • Preparing to negotiate scope limitations related to cloud-based data
  • Proprietary systems
  • Contractual terms that may increase or decrease costs or burdens when litigation arises

Joseph V. DeMarco, Alison A. Grounds

11:15  Break

11:30  Contract Issues

  • What can and can’t be negotiated in enterprise cloud-computing deals?
  • What are the most significant issues for RFPs, due diligence and negotiations?
  • What should/shouldn’t be included in key provisions?:
    - Privacy, data security and confidentiality
    - Indemnity and liability
    - Termination
    - Audits
    - Insurance
    - E-discovery and document preservation and retention issues
    - Export issues

Tanya L. Forsheit, Perry Robinson, Jason M. Silverman

1:00  Lunch

Afternoon Session:  2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2:15  Privacy and Data Security

  • How to ensure privacy and security in the cloud
  • Service provider restrictions (HIPAA/HITECH and Business Associates, GLB, state laws)
  • Rights of individual data subjects
  • Location of cloud data and applicable law
  • European and other "offshore" regulatory issues
  • Ownership of data and transition/transfers between cloud providers
  • Subpoenas and other third party requests for cloud data
  • Audits and security
  • Big Data: what is it, and why should I care?

Mary Ellen Callahan, John P. Hutchins, Jon Neiditz

3:45  Break

4:00  Legal Ethics and the Cloud

  • Ethical duty of technical competence
  • Client confidentiality and the cloud
  • Due diligence and supervision of cloud providers
  • E-discovery issues in connection with the cloud

Jeremy R. Feinberg, Maura R. Grossman

5:00  Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Janine Anthony Bowen ~ Jack Attorneys & Advisors
John P. Hutchins ~ Troutman Sanders LLP
Speaker(s)
Mary Ellen Callahan ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Joseph V. DeMarco ~ DeVore & DeMarco LLP
Rachel Beth Evans ~ Director of Legal Services, IT Offerings, Accenture
Jeremy R. Feinberg ~ Statewide Special Counsel for Ethics, NYS Office of Court Administration
Tanya L. Forsheit ~ InfoLawGroup LLP
Maura R. Grossman ~ Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Alison A. Grounds ~ Troutman Sanders LLP
Jon Neiditz ~ Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Perry Robinson ~ VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting
Jason M. Silverman ~ McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Tamara C. Kiwi ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
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Location:  New York, NY
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