The CFO Playbook on Cloud: The Legal Issues CFOs Must Know About
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About CFO Playbook
CFO Playbook is a series of educational Best Practice Webcasts, eBooks, and events providing you with practical knowledge and insights from your peers.
As more companies become dependent on cloud-based services, CFOs must take a more forceful role in asking tough questions before jumping on the bandwagon. These and other worrisome data security, litigation and regulatory exposures require more systematic identification, assessment and mitigation. During this Webcast, a distinguished panel of experts will address:
- The legal risks that confront both providers and tenants of cloud services;
- How to assess a vendor's security protocols and operational practices to limit security and other risks;
- The regulations currently on the books affecting cloud users in different industries, and those in the offing (The European Union is at work on a cloud-based uniform model);
- Contract due diligence, risk management and best practices; and
- Licensing restrictions and patent issues in the cloud environment.
About the Panelists
Andy Goldstein, Partner, Corporate Practice Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Andy Goldstein is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Freeborn & Peters LLP. He focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property and information technology. He has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property law, including trademark, trade dress and copyright law, as well as Internet, Web site, cloud computing, technology, outsourcing and computer law in general.
Jason A. Lien, Partner, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP
Jason is an experienced trial lawyer who practices commercial litigation in a wide range of substantive areas, with a special emphasis on litigation involving the construction, real estate, food and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Maslon in 2002, Jason honed his trial and appellate skills as a Naval Officer with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he led hundreds of courts-martial, administrative hearings and military appeals.
As a commercial litigator, Jason has appeared in federal and state court on behalf of food companies, design-build firms, general contractors, architects, specialty contractors, property management companies, real estate owners and lenders. He has also litigated disputes involving product liability, insurance coverage, international trade, land use, business torts, unfair competition, intellectual property, healthcare fraud, non-compete agreements and medical malpractice.
Ashley Fieglein Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, ServiceSource
Ashley Fieglein Johnson brings more than 18 years of financial experience to ServiceSource, having advised and managed the finance functions of several technology companies. Prior to joining ServiceSource, Ashley was the founder of GreenAtom, a professional services firm focused on advising companies in the Clean Tech industry on financial strategy, business development and organizational structure.
Ashley spent several years with General Atlantic, a private equity firm focused on the technology industry, helping build and manage its presence on the West Coast and leading investments into technology companies domestically and internationally, two of which successfully went public in early 2011. Before joining General Atlantic, Ashley led international business development for Ariba and worked in both venture investing and investment banking for the technology corporate finance division of Morgan Stanley.
About the Moderator
Russ Banham is the Senior Writer at CFO magazine. During the past three decades, Mr. Banham has written close to 200 feature stories for CFO and CFO.com, as well as thousands of articles for many other business publications, including Forbes, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive, U.S. News and World Report, Journal of Accountancy, and many others.
He is the author of 23 books, including The Ford Century, the award-winning, international best-selling history of Ford Motor Company, translated into 13 languages, and The Fight for Fairfax, detailing the extraordinary economic growth of northern Virginia in the aftermath of World War II. His various books have led to several television appearances, including on the TODAY show and A&E's Biography. He is currently writing a history of aviation in Hawaii.