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Marcus has established one of the country’s leading practices devoted to drafting and negotiating Enterprise Software related licenses, implementation and SaaS agreements, as well as litigating failed software implementations in courts and before arbitration panels across the country. He is one of the foremost attorneys in the country representing government entities, distributors and manufacturers in recovering damages arising out of failed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementations.

In recent years, Illinois has become a focal point for privacy litigation, thanks in large part to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which has been the subject of numerous class action lawsuits. However, another Illinois privacy law, the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), has begun to attract attention from plaintiffs’ attorneys, raising concerns for

On July 26, Taft partner Marcus Harris and attorney O. Joseph Balthazor Jr., offered best practices for companies using generative AI for business purposes. This webinar explored how business are using generative AI now; legal issues surrounding generative AI; regulations in place for generative AI; and more.

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On June 14, 2023, European Union (EU) parliament members passed the Artificial Intelligence Act (the “EU AI Act”) which, if enacted, would be one of the first laws passed by a major regulatory body to regulate artificial intelligence.  It would also potentially serve as a model for policymakers here in the United States as Congress

We have often heard that mantra “digitize to survive.” Businesses initiate a digital transformation to drive growth, improve business processes, and enhance the customer experience. According to Gartner, digital transformation is an organizational priority for 87% of senior executives.

A number of studies from academics, consultants, and analysts indicate anywhere from 70% to 95% of

Taft Chicago partner Marcus Harris will be a featured speaker for Pemeco Consulting’s webinar, “SaaS Contract Negotiations: A Winning Playbook,” on April 27. The webinar will provide insights on the typical negotiation cycle, key contract terms, how to build a strong bargaining position, and how to master negotiation strategies. 

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Section 365(n) of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Title 11) protects the rights of intellectual property (IP) non-debtor licensees.  Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code allows a debtor –in-possession, or a trustee (e.g., a software vendor) to: (a) assume, (b) assign, or (c) reject certain executory contracts – which would typically include software

Join Taft partner Marcus Harris and associate Nick Brankle for a complimentary webinar on April 20, 2023, at 12:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM CST. Harris and Brankle will provide tips to avoid a digital transformation relationship trainwreck. This includes how to manage risk, spot vendor red flags, avoid litigation, and negotiate software contracts. 

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