Negotiating Business Agreements via Email, Text and Other Electronic Communications
Avoiding Inadvertent Contracts; Navigating Issues of Enforceability, Authentication of E-Signatures, and Admissibility
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will examine recent trends and case law developments affecting businesses negotiating agreement terms via email, text messaging or other forms of electronic communication. The panel will discuss steps counsel should take to avoid inadvertently forming an e-contract and strategies to minimize liability exposure in the event electronic communications are determined to create an enforceable contract. The panel will also examine legal and practical issues regarding the authentication of electronic signatures and the admissibility of electronic communications and e-signatures in breach of contract litigation.
- Current trends and recent case law developments
- Avoiding the inadvertent creation of an electronic contract
- Minimizing liability risks when negotiating via email, text or other electronic communications
- Legal issues with electronic signatures
- Addressing enforceability, authentication, admissibility in breach of contract disputes
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What lessons can business counsel glean from court rulings in cases alleging the creation of electronic contracts based on email communications?
- What are the legal issues surrounding electronic signatures?
- What enforceability, authentication and admissibility challenges do counsel face in breach of contract actions involving alleged electronic contracts?
Alan G. Fishel
Mr. Fishel leads the firm's Communications, Technology & Mobile group. He practices regularly in front of the... | Read More
Mr. Fishel leads the firm's Communications, Technology & Mobile group. He practices regularly in front of the FCC, and is nationally recognized for his advocacy and transactional skills. He also handles an array of transactional matters relating to technology and telecommunications-related agreements. He provides seminars to in-house counsel and attorneys regarding how to most effectively negotiate agreements.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