Get Your Head in the Clouds: Practical Considerations for Using Internet-based Software and Data Storage

Date: May 05, 2015

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester office

Cloud computing continues to transform how software applications are used, sensitive information is exchanged and business is conducted. Too often the implications of cloud computing are not considered until a problem arises and the vendor-favorable form of agreement is being reviewed or a government investigation has been launched. What are your rights if your cloud-based critical business function suddenly becomes unavailable? Did you know that uploading technical data to the “cloud” can expose you and your organization to violations of U.S. export laws? The wrong answer can be devastating to your business and even result in civil and criminal penalties.

Please join our panel of attorneys for an interactive seminar in which we will focus on practical considerations for the use of internet-based software and data storage. This program is designed to provide companies with basic knowledge about cloud computing and best practices on how to spot, avoid or minimize the risks of conducting business in the cloud.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • A general overview of how cloud computing works and how it differs from other technologies
  • Insights on how to tackle key provisions of cloud software, support and service contracts
  • Tips for aligning the risks and benefits of the cloud customer and provider
  • Determining when cloud users and providers become “exporters” under the U.S. export control laws


  • Jeremy Wolk, Partner
  • Alexandra López-Casero, Partner


8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Presentation and open discussion

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 1.5 general CLE credits. See details here.

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