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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, where he formerly served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice Group.

Mr. Delaney has concentrated his practice on intellectual property and high-technology matters. He has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage “Silicon Alley” start-ups on licensing and liability issues. He has negotiated complex IT and business process outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, joint ventures, website development and hosting relationships, software and content licenses, Internet co-branding and “private label” agreements, and many other types of technology-related contracts. Mr. Delaney has also counseled clients on copyright and other intellectual property issues in connection with corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Delaney has substantial experience in advising companies on issues such as IP audits, privacy and data security, contests and sweepstakes, advertising risks, digital signatures and electronic contracts, domain names, copyright and trademark registration, unfair competition and trade secrets.

Further, as a leader of the firm's Social Media practice, Mr. Delaney advises clients on the rapidly evolving law of social media, including the drafting and implementation of social media policies and guidelines, compliance with DMCA and CDA safe harbors, online tracking and issues in connection with corporate blogs, third-party social mediaplatforms and mobile applications. He is a founder and editor of Socially Aware ( http://www.mofo.com/sociallyaware/ and www.sociallyawareblog.com), an award-winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media.

Mr. Delaney is a frequent lecturer and author on technology and intellectual property law developments, and has been quoted in Newsweek, Advertising Age and The Wall Street Journal on emerging intellectual property law and business issues. He is Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s annual conference on social media.

He has appeared on the cover of American Lawyer as one of the “lawyers for the new economy” and on the cover of New York Lawyer as one of “fifteen lawyers 40 and under shaping the law for the 21st Century.” 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.” He is ranked by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 US as one of America’s leading business lawyers (recommended for “Technology & IT Outsourcing”) and is “highly recommended” by Global Counsel 3000 in the areas of IT and eCommerce. In 2017, Mr. Delaney was named “Lawyer of the Year” in New York for Information Technology Law by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a Co-Chair of PLI's annual Outsourcing Conference and the Chair of its annual Social Media Conference.

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Mr. Delaney received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, graduating with honors. In 1989, he received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts. Mr. Delaney is a member of both the California Bar and the New York Bar.
John F. Delaney is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Tuesday, December 05, 2017
An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (San Francisco), Friday, February 02, 2018
An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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, Friday, February 02, 2018
A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY) - A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY) - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY) - Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY) - Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts 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
Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud - Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 09, 2017
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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, Friday, February 02, 2018
Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY) - Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY) - Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY) - A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY) - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk - Corporate Social Media: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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, Friday, February 02, 2018
Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY) - A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY) - An Overview of Social Media Law and Best Practices: What Every Company Needs to Know (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY) - Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY) - Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 09, 2017, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, New York, NY
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (San Francisco), Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Wednesday, February 21, 2018, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Friending, Tagging and Tweeting: Social Media Overview - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018, Chicago, IL
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Boston, MA
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
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