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A Guide to IT Contracting by Michael R. Overly, Matthew A. Karlyn

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About the Authors
Michael R. Overly is a partner in the Information Technology &
Outsourcing Practice Group in Foley & Lardner’s Los Angeles oce. As
an attorney and former electrical engineer, his practice focuses on coun-
seling clients regarding technology licensing, intellectual property devel-
opment, information security, and electronic commerce. Michael is one
of the few practicing lawyers who has satised the rigorous requirements
necessary to obtain the Certied Information Systems Auditor (CISA),
Certied Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information
Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certied in Risk
and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), and Certied Information
Privacy Professional (CIPP) certications. He is a member of the Computer
Security Institute and the Information Systems Security Association.
Michael is a frequent writer and speaker in many areas including negotiat-
ing and draing technology transactions and the legal issues of technology
in the workplace, e-mail, and electronic evidence. He has written numer-
ous articles and books on these subjects and is a frequent commentator in
the national press (e.g., the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles
Times, Wall Street Journal, ABCNEWS.com, CNN, and MSNBC). In addi-
tion to conducting training seminars in the United States, Norway, Japan,
and Malaysia, Michael has testied before the U.S. Congress regarding
online issues. Among others, he is the author of the best-selling e-policy:
How to Develop Computer, E-mail, and Internet Guidelines to Protect Your
Company and Its Assets (AMACOM 1998), Overly on Electronic Evidence
(West Publishing 2002), e Open Source Handbook (Pike & Fischer 2003),
Document Retention in the Electronic Workplace (Pike & Fischer 2001),
and Licensing Line-by-Line (Aspatore Press 2004).
Matthew A. Karlyn is a partner in the Information Technology &
Outsourcing Practice Group in Foley & Lardner’s Boston oce. He is
also a member of the rm’s Privacy, Security and Information Practice
Group and the rm’s Emerging Technologies Industry Team. Matt has
represented companies in information technology and outsourcing trans-
actions for his entire career in both private practice and in-house for
two soware companies. A sought-aer writer and speaker in the area
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of information technology and the law, Matt has published over forty
articles, written chapters in several books, and given more than y pre-
sentations on topics ranging from the latest developments in information
technology to best practices for draing and negotiating information
technology contracts. Matt chairs both the New England Chapter and the
Legal Process Outsourcing Chapter of the International Association of
Outsourcing Professionals, is a member of the Corporate Law Advisory
Board for Staord Publishing, and for several years served on the Board
of Directors of the International Technology Law Association. Matt is
also the Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Associations Intellectual Property
Section’s Computer & Internet Law Committee. For the last two years,
Matt was named a judge for the CIO-100, an award program published by
CIO magazine that recognizes organizations around the world that exem-
plify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in informa-
tion technology. In addition to his law degree, Matt also earned a MBA
from the University of Chicago in economics and strategic management
and regularly advises companies on the business aspects of IT including
IT strategy, pricing strategies, RFP development, governance, relation-
ship management and reporting structures, and transition planning and
implementation. In 2010 and 2011, Matt was selected for inclusion in the
Massachusetts Super Lawyers—Rising Stars list, an honor given to the top
2.5 percent of Massachusetts lawyers under the age of forty.

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