Drafting Technology Services Statements of Work: Structuring Terms, Minimizing Disputes, Streamlining Negotiations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide business and technology counsel with a roadmap for drafting statements of work (SOWs) for the purchase of technology products or services. The panel will discuss terms and conditions that should be included in a SOW, strategies for avoiding common contracting pitfalls, and effective methods of resolving disputes.
- Recent trends in contracting for the purchase of technology services and products
- Key terms and conditions in statements of work for technology products or services
- Description of services and deliverables and when they are expected
- Tasks that support deliverables and who will perform them
- Commencement date for project
- Initial draft of the project plan
- Detailed description of vendor materials
- Detailed information regarding vendor personnel
- Governance process for the project
- Fees—who will pay which costs and by when
- Service levels and corresponding performance credits and incentives
- Reporting obligations and frequency
- Facilities and equipment to be used
- Any testing requirements
- Anticipating common areas of dispute and streamlining negotiations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key questions corporate counsel must consider before undertaking the negotiation and drafting of a technology services SOW?
- What terms and conditions should always be included in SOWs?
- What are the most commonly disputed issues with SOWs and what are effective approaches to resolve them?
Tara J. Anderson
TJA Business Law
Ms. Anderson works with privately held companies and nonprofits, including a number of technology and software... | Read More
Ms. Anderson works with privately held companies and nonprofits, including a number of technology and software companies, on corporate, IP and employment matters. Previously, Ms. Anderson spent over seven years at a mid-size law firm in its corporate and IP practice groups. As part of her business practice, she has advised clients on acquisitions with aggregate deal values ranging up to $250 million and has managed international trademark portfolios for large privately-held and public companies. Ms. Anderson also regularly teaches seminars on contractual and IP issues.Close
Jon L. Farnsworth
Mr. Farnsworth is an outside general counsel to privately held companies and established non-profits. He focuses on... | Read More
Mr. Farnsworth is an outside general counsel to privately held companies and established non-profits. He focuses on counselling clients through complex intellectual property, computer, internet, privacy, website, data breach and technology legal issues. He has extensive experience negotiating, drafting, and litigating technology contracts.Close