Perfecting Choice of Law and Choice of Forum Clauses: Scope of Capture, Conflict of Laws, Renvoi, and Best Practices
Issues of Enforceability and State Statutes That Limit Choice of Law Options
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide business counsel on how to perfect the choice of law and choice of forum clauses that are standard and often boilerplate in commercial agreements. The panel will discuss how to ensure these provisions sweep as broadly or as narrowly as desired, and the continued relevance of conflict of law rules. The panel will discuss the enforceability of choice of law provisions and which states have statutes that direct courts to disregard these provisions.
- Choice of law
- Choice of forum
- Scope of contract law
- Scope of tort and statutory law
- Substantive and procedural law
- Conflict of laws
- Federal law
- Best practices
The panel will address these and other key issues:
- When can and should procedural law be included in choice of law interpretation?
- How are conflict of laws rules applied in choice of law provisions?
- What are the best practices when addressing choice of law provisions when parties disagree on the choice of state?
Ms. Miller is a seasoned transactional technology attorney with many years of both law firm and in-house experience.... | Read More
Ms. Miller is a seasoned transactional technology attorney with many years of both law firm and in-house experience. She has deep experience in all manner of commercial transactions, particularly at the crossroads of technology and media. Her experience includes inbound and outbound licensing of technology and content, platform carriage agreements, interactive content, gaming and app development deals, professional services agreements, software as a service, outsourcing arrangements, open-source software usage, and patent portfolio management. Ms. Miller also has transactional finance experience from her time working in Big Law.Close
Charles A. Weiss
Holland & Knight
Mr. Weiss is head of the firm’s New York Intellectual Property Group. Combining accomplished trial lawyer with... | Read More
Mr. Weiss is head of the firm’s New York Intellectual Property Group. Combining accomplished trial lawyer with seasoned transactional counselor, Mr. Weiss concentrates his practice on technology-driven litigation and transactions, primarily in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and adjacent fields. He also counsels clients on questions of patent validity and infringement, provides a litigator's perspective on prosecution matters, and assists with regulatory and compliance matters.Close