Now Available for Free: My Webcast on Drafting and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements

It’s West LegalEdcenter’s sensible policy to pull webcasts after a couple of years. It follows that they’re no longer offering the “Drafting and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements” webcast that I did for them in 2012.

Well, I’m comfortable saying that the state of the law and practice is such that the webcast is still entirely relevant. So rather than let it languish, I’m now making it available for free. You can get it on YouTube here. Download the PowerPoint presentation by clicking here. Have a party. And I mean that literally—get some popcorn and gather people together in a conference room. (The one thing you won’t get is CLE credit.)

Here’s what I said in this blog post about the webcast:

Joining me as co-presenters on the webcast are two of my favorite people, Chris Lemens and Glenn West. Both will be familiar to regular readers of this blog. Chris is general counsel of General Information Services, Inc., and Glenn is the managing partner of the Dallas office of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

I suggest that having such stellar co-presenters automatically makes the webcast worthwhile. But it has other things going for it:

  • We didn’t phone in our contributions. Instead, we sat together in a Weil Gotshal conference room, and I recorded our discussion using my favorite software, Camtasia Studio. As a result, the back-and-forth is less disjointed than it often is when people are participating by phone, and the audio quality is much better.
  • Without cramping anyone’s style, our discussion followed a detailed script, so the webcast is less of an improvised mish-mash than webcasts sometimes are.

Note that the document-assembly template mentioned in the webcast is no longer at Koncision but instead is here, in a new, improved, and more convenient version. And it’s still free.

For more about the webcast, go to my revised “Webcasts” page and go here for the promotional text that I prepared for West, suitably updated.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

5 thoughts on “Now Available for Free: My Webcast on Drafting and Reviewing Confidentiality Agreements”

  1. Ken, good stuff. I especially like the points on the return/destruction of confidential information. It is quite disconcerting to see that almost all confidentiality templates out there, fail to deal with these issues in a manner that takes into account the reality of electronically stored information, email systems and backup procedures.


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