Electronic Contracts and E-Signatures: 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 examine recent legal trends and developments regarding e-signatures and electronic contracts. The panel will discuss 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
- Intersection of electronic signatures and blockchain transactions
- 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?
- How do e-signature laws provide the legal framework for blockchain-based transactions and smart contracts?
- What enforceability, authentication and admissibility challenges do counsel face in litigation involving e-signatures and electronic contracts?
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
Elizabeth B. Shirley
Burr & Forman
Ms. Shirley's practice includes commercial litigation, franchise litigation, intellectual property, governmental... | Read More
Ms. Shirley's practice includes commercial litigation, franchise litigation, intellectual property, governmental investigations and enforcement; civil rights and family law. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of business and personal disputes. Ms. Shirley has represented companies, including healthcare entities, private equity firms, automotive dealerships and manufacturers, investment banking firms, municipalities, lending institutions, accounting firms, and start-up companies.Close
Burr & Forman
Mr. Snow practices in the firm's Lending practice group. He represents banks, finance companies, funds and... | Read More
Mr. Snow practices in the firm's Lending practice group. He represents banks, finance companies, funds and borrowers in the middle and large corporate markets. He has extensive experience with a wide array of lending/borrowing transactions, including accounts receivable and inventory finance; cash flow finance; mezzanine finance; health care finance; equipment finance; joint venture finance; leveraged acquisition finance; unsecured finance; letters of credit finance; asset securitizations; media, high tech and telecommunications finance; real estate finance; loan syndications and participations; workouts, restructurings and forbearance arrangements; secured party sales; debtor-in-possession finance; and loan purchases and sales. He frequently writes and speaks on lending and other legal topics.Close