ACC Technology Roundtable: The Problem(s) with NDAs
Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:30 am to 12:00 pm (Registration)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Program)
Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) are indeed “problem” documents, at various levels. NDAs are probably the most technically dense contractual document (amount of legal issue per word count). There are strongly competing goals inherent in NDAs document (e.g., ease of transaction vs. legal thoroughness). Most likely there are hidden issues in your current NDAs that would render them unenforceable in some (or many) jurisdictions where you may have to litigate them. And even our most time-honored and accepted NDA language is peppered with other issues that could cause you grief in litigation.
Please join us at this interactive session as our speakers point out important but frequently unaddressed issues involving NDAs. They will also explore some less critical but nagging issues, suggest improvements in your NDAs without compromise and, when compromise among your competing goals is necessary, explore choosing the compromise that best suits you.
This complimentary program is organized by the San Diego Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Lunch and refreshments will be served.
Nancy Stagg, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Nancy heads Kilpatrick Townsend’s Class Actions team in California. She handles a wide variety of complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, including trade secret theft litigation. Her clients come from all over the world and range from privately-held family-owned businesses to some of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies. To view Ms. Stagg's four key takeaways regarding NDAs, please click here.
Tom Vazakas, Technology Contract Manager, Transcend Insights, Inc.
Tom is the in-house counsel for Transcend Insights, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. that develops software for population health management, and for improving efficiency, effectiveness and the healthcare experience of Humana’s members. Tom’s practice focuses on contracts and intellectual property. Tom’s 30-year background includes corporate, contracts, securities, IP and litigation.