Drafting Clearer Contracts

When Ken finds the time to record it, he will make available a series of “Drafting Clearer Contracts” webcasts that explore topics discussed in his book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Stay tuned!

Drafting and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements

Ken’s webcast on confidentiality agreements is now available for free on YouTube, here. To download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Confidentiality agreements play an essential but frustrating role in the transactional world. Essential because protecting one’s trade secrets and other confidential information plays an increasingly important role in business. Frustrating because lawyers and contract-management personnel spend an inordinate amount of time drafting and reviewing confidentiality agreements and wrestling with the subtle and awkward issues they often raise.

This webcast presents a practical, structured, and up-to-date overview of key topics relating to different kinds of confidentiality agreements. The speakers are Ken Adams, our president; Chris Lemens, general counsel of General Information Services, Inc.; and Glenn West, a partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

This webcast had been available on West LegalEdcenter starting in 2012, but it has been removed due to West’s policy of removing materials after two years. For some background, see this blog post.

The Perils of Translating International Contracts

Go here for more about this hour-long webinar.