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Alan N. Sutin

Senior Chair, Global IP & Technology Practice,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Alan N. Sutin is a Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and Senior Chair of the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. An experienced business lawyer with a principal focus on commercial transactions with significant intellectual property and technology issues and privacy and cybersecurity matters, he advises clients in connection with transactions involving the development, acquisition, disposition, and commercial exploitation of intellectual property with an emphasis on technology-related products and services and counsels companies on a wide range of issues relating to privacy and cybersecurity. Alan holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Alan also represents a wide variety of companies in connection with IT and business process outsourcing arrangements, strategic alliance agreements, commercial joint ventures, and licensing matters. He has particular experience in Internet and electronic commerce issues and has been involved in many of the major policy issues surrounding the commercial development of the Internet. Alan has advised foreign governments and multinational corporations in connection with these issues and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and events around the world.

Alan’s major practice areas include Intellectual property (Brand Acquisition and Management, Worldwide Intellectual Property Protection Programs; Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Licensing; Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Financings; Intellectual Property Audits); Privacy, Cybersecurity, & Crisis Management (Compliance Assessments and Audits, Privacy and Information Security Policies and Procedures, Legal Risk Mitigation Strategies, Managed Security Services Agreements, Privacy and Data Security Issues in M&A Transactions); Outsourcing Arrangements (Structuring IT and Business Process Outsourcing Arrangements; RFP Preparation, Response and Assessment; Master Service Agreement, Service-Level Agreements and Related Contracts; Vendor Management Issues; Offshoring Issues); and Internet and New Media Law (Electronic Publishing, Privacy and Defamation Issues, Online Commercial Ventures).

Alan has represented clients on various matters relating to Complex Trademark License Agreements and Privacy & Cybersecurity. He has served as Lead Counsel in numerous IT and business process outsourcing transactions for major multinational corporations. He has also advised leading companies in connection with software development transactions, OEM, VAR and Dealer Agreements, and information services contracts and advised governments and private stakeholders in connection with proposed electronic commerce legislation, including significant projects for the Government of India and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Alan counseled multinational corporations on various cutting-edge liability issues facing those doing business on the Internet, including electronic commerce, copyright infringement, domain name trademark disputes, defamation, and privacy issues.