Speaking Engagement

Outsourcing 2010: Structuring, Negotiation and Governance

The Practicing Law Institute will be hosting a two-day seminar entitled "Outsourcing 2010: Structuring, Negotiation and Governance" on September 20-21, 2010 in Chicago. The seminar will cover a number of topics including: effective negotiation strategies for creating and realizing value in outsourcing transactions; key pricing and financial provisions; common IP approaches and pitfalls in global transactions; imposing "Green Technology" requirements on outsourcing providers; practical lessons in governance; risk management and maximization in global sourcing; offshoring; and addressing essential privacy and data security issues. The program will also feature a case study approach and a mock negotiation. This seminar is designed for attorneys and business professionals who are involved in outsourcing arrangements; and corporate, technology, intellectual property, employment, regulatory, tax, financial, and insurance lawyers and business professionals.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Neil S. Hirshman, P.C. will speak on September 21, 2010 (day two of the program) on "Bankruptcy" -- including topics such as: what every sourcing lawyer should know about bankruptcy law, practical tips for customers and suppliers for reducing exposure, Section 365(n) and IP Rights Issues and software escrows.