Legal Unease In Technology

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What you don’t know can hurt you. Learn how key components in an IT contract can keep you and your association out of hot water. Hear what an association CEO, experienced in contract law and a software contracts attorney have to say about IT contracts and what you need to know before signing on the dotted line.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn important aspects in IT contracts including indemnification provisions, evergreen clauses, renewal caps and the rights to your data.
  • Discover how Cloud and SaaS services are changing the contract landscape and what you need to consider from security to privacy.
  • Determine how your insurance coverage can factor into IT contracts indemnity clauses
  • Gain tips to negotiate and use contracts for better vendor relations.


Mark Roberts
TechServe Alliance

David E. Zerbee, Esq.
Executive Counsel

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  • CAE Credits: 1.0


Oct 06 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • David E. Zerbee
    David E. Zerbee
    Co-Founder, Executive Counsel

    As co-founder of Executive Counsel, David brings diverse and extensive experience in the areas of legal, business and political government relations to the organization. David acts as General Counsel and Secretary for numerous companies. With a concentration in high-technology and services companies David has counseled his clients in:

    • Commercial Transactions, including Merger and Acquisitions, Distribution, Technology Licensing and Services and Teaming and Subcontracting (Commercial and Federal)

    • Corporate Governance and Formation

    • Trademark Branding Application and Protection

    • Human Resources

    David has been a speaker or panelist in a number of venues on topics including Corporate Transactions, Employment Relations, Intellectual Property and International Expansion.

  • Mark Roberts
    Mark Roberts
    CEO, TechServe Alliance

    Mark Roberts is CEO of TechServe Alliance, the national trade association serving IT and engineering staffing and solutions firms. Roberts is a noted authority and spokesperson on industry trends. Under his leadership since 2003, the organization has expanded significantly moving beyond traditional association offerings creating multiple innovative programs designed to drive member firm growth and profitability. From its unique member-owned insurance program, account executive and recruiter certification, Excellence Awards, to contract and compliance assistance hotline and sales and recruiter management programs, Roberts has led the organization through its transformation.

    Before joining TechServe Alliance, Mr. Roberts was a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of a major law firm and served four years on Capitol Hill. He earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his law degree with distinction from Emory University. Mr. Roberts currently serves as a member of the Labor Relations Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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