PLI Publishes Start-to-Finish Guide to Successful Outsourcing

Mar 08, 2011, 09:55 ET from Practising Law Institute

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outsourcing transactions are again on the rise as the global economy recovers from its prolonged recession.  Today's sourcing deals, however, have become even more complex and mission-critical and the law has grown deeper, broader and more burdensome.  The legal documents are essential to the success of an outsourcing arrangement, and lawyers can create or lose a great deal of value for their clients in advising on these deals.  

Accordingly, Practising Law Institute (PLI) has just published Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business, the most complete resource for any lawyer working in this field needing to understand the latest ideas on how sourcing transactions should be structured, negotiated and governed.  This is without question the most extensive and engaging outsourcing treatise available for U.S. lawyers.

Written by Stuart D. Levi, an outsourcing specialist and co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, it is packed with sample key provisions and forms that will help you to efficiently define the scope of services, establish standards of care and governance, set liability caps, deal with intellectual property issues, and resolve disputes.

The single volume Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business is $285 and is available for a 30-day free examination.

About the Author

Stuart D. Levi is co-head of Skadden's Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He has a broad and diverse practice that includes outsourcing transactions, technology and intellectual property licensing, technology transfers, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Mr. Levi also counsels clients on a variety of issues, including Web site and technology policies, intellectual property matters, privacy issues and legislative compliance. His background in computer science and the information technology industry allows Mr. Levi to understand the technology and business drivers underlying agreements and transactions in this area.

About PLI

Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. Founded in 1933, PLI has a continuing mission to enhance the professionalism of attorneys and other qualified persons by providing the highest quality and most innovative programs. PLI also offers one-hour briefings, online CLE, publications, and other services to enable attorneys to practice competently and ethically, as well as to fulfill pro bono responsibilities. PLI offers more than 300 programs annually in locations across the United States, including live webcasts, interactive multimedia, web programs, course handbooks, and annually supplemented treatises. In addition, PLI annually awards more than 3,000 full and partial scholarships to its programs. Learn more about PLI at

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