E-Signatures and Electronic Contracts: Complying With ESIGN and the UETA, Interplay With the UCC

Navigating Issues of Enforceability, Authentication and Admissibility

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, January 27, 2017


This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with an examination of recent legal trends and developments regarding e-signatures and electronic contracts. The panel will examine evolving legal and practical issues, including the authentication of e-signatures; the admissibility of electronic contracts and e-signatures in litigation; and the implications of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and UCC for parties contracting via electronic means.

Description

E-signatures and electronic contracts are now standard in business transactions and are frequently the means through which counsel outline, negotiate, execute and revise the terms and conditions of deals.

The ESIGN Act and the UETA provide the basic framework for the enforceability of electronic records and e-signatures. Like paper documents, electronic documents must comply with applicable federal and state laws, including the UCC.

If litigation ensues surrounding electronic contracts, counsel must be able to understand and address issues related to enforceability, as well as the authentication and admissibility of electronic communications and e-signatures.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses recent trends in electronic contracts and e-signatures, including case law developments affecting commercial agreements negotiated via electronic means. The program will examine legal and practical issues regarding the authentication of e-signatures, the admissibility of electronic communications and e-signatures in litigation, and increasing regulation in this area.

Outline

  1. Electronic contracts and e-signatures—what are they?
  2. Implications of ESIGN, UETA, UCC for electronic contracts
  3. Relevant case law and regulatory developments
  4. Provisions and practices to ensure validity of electronic contracts and e-signatures
  5. Enforceability, authentication and admissibility challenges with electronic contracts and e-signatures

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the legal issues surrounding electronic contracts and e-signatures?
  • What is the interplay between ESIGN, UETA and the UCC, and how does this impact electronic contracts?
  • What enforceability, authentication and admissibility challenges do counsel face in litigation involving e-signatures and electronic contracts?

Faculty

Kenneth Chase, Founder
Chase Law, Washington, D.C.

As a former prosecutor and experienced courtroom litigator, Mr. Chase has tried over 40 cases. He has represented some of the largest and most successful companies in the world as well as start-up companies and emerging businesses. Mr. Chase’s passion is high-energy, fast-paced litigation and he represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Licensed in six states and 14 federal courts, his practice includes business litigation, real estate, judgment enforcement and insurance matters.

Patrick J. Hatfield, Partner
Locke Lord, Austin, Texas

Mr. Hatfield practices focuses on financial services, and IP and technology. He co-authored the 6-Point Framework for assessing risk in electronic signature and e-contracting processes. He has handled a wide range of IT, outsourcing, acquisition and joint venture arrangements in the global financial services industry. Mr. Hatfield has helped many clients design and implement effective electronic signature and electronic delivery processes in compliance with ESIGN, UETA and admissibility standards under various rules of evidence.


Live Webinar

Live Webinar $247.00

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 01/27/17)

Add a colleague on the same connection in the same room for only $97.00 in the shopping cart or by calling customer service.

This webinar is eligible for at least 1.5 general CLE credits.

CLE credits are not available for PR.

*In KS, OH, PA, for more than 1 attendee on the connection you must contact Strafford CLE via email or call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 35 prior to the program for special instructions.


Recordings

CLE On-Demand - Streaming Video

Includes recorded streaming video of full program plus PDF handouts.

On-demand is the only recorded format recognized for CLE credits in DE, IN, KS, LA, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA, WI.

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN*, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH**, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH*, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY (Note: Some states restrict CLE eligibility based on the age of a program. Refer to our state CLE Map for additional information.)

*Only available for attorneys admitted for more than two years. For OH CLE credits, only programs recorded within the current calendar year are eligible - contact the CLE department for verification.

**NH attendees must self-determine if a program is eligible for credit and self-report their attendance.

CLE On-Demand Video $247.00
Available 48 hours after the live event

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 01/27/17)

How does this work?


Recorded Event

Includes full event recording plus handouts (available after live webinar).

Strafford is an approved provider and self-study CLE credit is available in most states.

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KY, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY (Note: Some states restrict CLE eligibility based on the age of a program. Refer to our state CLE Map for additional information.)

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording.

Additional copies of a recording can be purchased at a discount. Please call Strafford Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-926-7926 ext 10 or email customerservice@straffordpub.com to place your order.

Recorded Webinar Download $247.00
Available 48 hours after the live event

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 01/27/17)

How does this work?

Recorded Audio Download (MP3) $247.00
Available 24 hours after the live event

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 01/27/17)

How does this work?

DVD (Slide Presentation with Audio) $247.00 plus $9.45 S&H
Available ten business days after the live event

Includes Early Discount Savings of $50.00 (through 01/27/17)

How does this work?


Registration Plus Recorded Event

Best value!

Live Webinar & Webinar Download $344.00

Includes Special Savings of $250.00 (through 01/27/17)

Live Webinar & Audio Download $344.00

Includes Special Savings of $250.00 (through 01/27/17)

Live Webinar & DVD $344.00 plus $9.45 S&H

Includes Special Savings of $250.00 (through 01/27/17)


Webinar

Strafford webinars offer several options for participation: online viewing of speaker-controlled PowerPoint presentations with audio via computer speakers or via phone; or audio only via telephone (download speaker handouts prior to the program).  Please note that our webinars do not feature videos of the presenters.

Early Registration
Discount Deadline
January 27, 2017
(8 days)

or call 1-800-926-7926

Can't Attend the Live Program?

CLE Credits By State

See CLE State Map >

or call 1-800-926-7926

Customer Reviews

Great program.

Jennifer Doran

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder

I liked the concise and clear presentation of the subject matter.

Arthur Glassman

Moss & Barnett

I thought the content covered in the webinar was very helpful.

Stephanie Hooks

LexisNexis

The presentation was perfect - not too technical or legal. Keep up the good work!!

Patricia Embley

The content was very helpful and the presenters clearly knew the subject matter inside and out.

Nicole Squires

Chapman and Cutler

or call 1-800-926-7926

Business Contracts and Franchise Advisory Board

Vincent R. Martorana

Counsel

Reed Smith

Charles (C. J.) Schoenwetter

Partner

Bowman and Brooke

Rochelle Spandorf

Partner

Davis Wright Tremaine

Craig Tractenberg

Partner

Fox Rothschild

Les Wharton

Chief Legal Officer

Coverall North America

or call 1-800-926-7926

Our Guarantee

Strafford webinars are backed by our 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee: if you are not satisfied with any of our products, simply let us know and get a full refund. For more information regarding complaints and refunds, please contact us at 1-800-926-7926 ext 10. Complaints regarding this program can be submitted via the course evaluation found in the “Thank you” e-mail at the end of the course.