Beyond Boilerplate: New Strategies for Drafting Win-Win Contracts

4.0 General AV CLE Credits | WSBA AV Activity ID#412371

Jane K. Winn is faculty director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at the University of Washington and is a leading international authority on the impact of globalization and technological innovation on contract and commercial law. Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Join us for a dynamic program on modern contracting.

Overview

Recorded:  10/30/2015
Credits:  4.0 General AV CLE | WSBA AV Activity ID#412371

Featured Speakers:
Jane K. Winn, Kate Vitasek

Major corporations and businesses of all sizes are embracing a new type of contracting model: "dynamic collaboration". Moving beyond static "boilerplate" approaches to creating legal agreements based on dynamic collaboration. "Beyond Boilerplate" will introduce you to the concepts, processes and procedures for more successful contracting, taught by two leading authorities in the field of collaborative business relationships: Jane K. Winn is faculty director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at the University of Washington; Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships.

Agenda

8:30-9:15 a.m.

Introduction: Matching document form to agreement substance

  • From static boilerplate terms & conditions to frameworks for dynamic collaboration
  • From library form books to searching the SEC's EDGAR database of millions of actual contracts
9:15-10:45 a.m.

Contract Drafting Case Study: Examine key contract terms, review practical drafting strategies

  • Start with simple purchase order terms and conditions
  • Advance to more complex master agreements
  • Explore dynamic frameworks for collaboration
10:45-11 a.m. - Break

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

From Contract Drafter to Deal Architect

  • Offer clients a better value proposition by calibrating contract terms to the client's objectives
  • Spot new client service opportunities in dynamic markets

Presenters

Jane K. Winn

Jane K. Winn is Charles I. Stone Professor at the University of Washington and a leading international authority on the impact of globalization and technological innovation on contract and commercial law. Winn is a leading international authority on the impact of globalization and technological innovation on contract and commercial law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and in 2008, she received a Fulbright Research Grant to study the development of e-commerce law in China. She has been a visiting faculty member at Peking University and Tsinghua University in China, Sciences Po (l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris) and University of Lyon in France, University of Melbourne, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, China and India, and her recent publications may be downloaded from http://ssrn.com/author=334081. She is coauthor of the treatise Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce. Before joining UW Law School in 2002, she taught at Dedman Law School, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas from 1989-2002.

Kate Vitasek

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Vitasek, a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the "Fabulous 50+1" most influential people impacting global commerce.

Her pioneering work has led to 5 books, including: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald's and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships. Vitasek's work also won the Supply Chain Council's Academic Advancement award for it's impact in advancing the business.

Vitasek is internationally recognized for her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly collaborative and strategic partnerships. She has appeared on CNN International, Bloomberg radio multiple times, NPR, and on Fox Business News. Her work has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Vitasek held positions with P&G, Microsoft, Accenture, Stream International and founded Supply Chain Visions - a boutique-consulting firm recognized by ARC Advisory Group as one of the "10 Coolest" Boutique Consulting firms.

Pricing

General Registration  - $120.00

SU School of Law Alumni  - $100.00