E-Signatures and Electronic Contracts: Complying With ESIGN and the UETA, Interplay With the UCC
Navigating Issues of Enforceability, Authentication and Admissibility
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
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.
- Electronic contracts and e-signatures—what are they?
- Implications of ESIGN, UETA, UCC for electronic contracts
- Relevant case law and regulatory developments
- Provisions and practices to ensure validity of electronic contracts and e-signatures
- Enforceability, authentication and admissibility challenges with electronic contracts and e-signatures
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?
As a former prosecutor and experienced courtroom litigator, Mr. Chase has tried over 40 cases. He has represented some... | Read More
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.Close
Patrick J. Hatfield
Mr. Hatfield practices focuses on financial services, and IP and technology. He co-authored the 6-Point Framework for... | Read More
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.Close