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John F. Delaney

John F. Delaney

Morrison & Foerster LLP

New York, NY, USA


John F. Delaney is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he leads the office’s Technology Transactions Group and co-heads the firm’s Media and Social Media practices.  Mr. Delaney advises clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups on a wide range of complex technology law issues.

As a co-founder of the firm’s Social Media practice, Mr. Delaney also advises clients on the rapidly evolving law of social media, including user-generated content and the application of the DMCA and CDA safe harbors; online data collection and monetization; the enforceability of online “Terms of Use”; the drafting and updating of social media policies; online data harvesting; the FTC’s Endorsement Guides; and risk reductions strategies and emerging best practices in connection with corporate blogs, third-party social media platforms, mobile applications, wearable technology and other emerging technologies.

Mr. Delaney is also the co-founder and co-editor of Socially Aware, a popular blog and award-winning newsletter covering social media and Internet law developments.  The blog is located at www.sociallyawareblog.com, and was included in the ABA Journal’s 9th and 10th Annual Blawg 100, a list of top legal blogs.

Mr. Delaney is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of America’s leading business lawyers (recommended in New York for “Technology & Outsourcing” (Band 1)); is recommended by Legal 500 in the areas of “Technology:  Outsourcing,” “Technology:  Transactions” and “Technology: Data Protection and Privacy”; and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology), PLC Which Lawyers (Outsourcing), IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (Patent Licensing) and Superlawyers (Intellectual Property; IT & Outsourcing; Entertainment & Sports).  Crain’s New York Business included him in its “Technology 100,” a list of individuals “likely to shape the direction and growth of New York’s economy for years to come.”

Mr. Delaney received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.  He serves as a board member for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and for iMentor.

John F. Delaney is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Outsourcing 2016: ITO, BPO and Cloud
Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks
Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Materials from Morrison & Foerster LLP - Outsourcing 2016: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, November 07, 2016
Socially Aware: The Law and Business of Social Media - Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friending, Tagging and Tweeting: Social Media Overview - Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know - Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Outsourcing Deal Renegotiations - Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, November 06, 2017
Outsourcing - The Anatomy of a Master Services Agreement - Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, November 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Outsourcing - The Anatomy of a Master Services Agreement - Outsourcing - The Anatomy of a Master Services Agreement, Monday, November 06, 2017
Outsourcing Deal Renegotiations - Outsourcing Deal Renegotiations, Monday, November 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know, Thursday, February 16, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know, Thursday, February 16, 2017
Outsourcing Deal Renegotiations - Outsourcing Deal Renegotiations, Monday, November 06, 2017
Outsourcing - The Anatomy of a Master Services Agreement - Outsourcing - The Anatomy of a Master Services Agreement, Monday, November 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Social Media 2017: Addressing Corporate Risks, Saturday, February 18, 2017, New York, NY
Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 09, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Thursday, February 01, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, New York, NY
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (SF), Thursday, February 01, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Wednesday, February 14, 2018, New York, NY
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Nashville, TN
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Columbus, OH
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