Software Systems and Implementation Litigation
Software Systems and Implementation Litigation
Kelley Drye represents software developers, service providers and consulting firms in all types of software and systems disputes, advising on implementation and integration challenges at all stages of a software project.

We will help you evaluate, minimize and if, need be, defend or prosecute claims related to software design and implementation.  Our team can work with you to define the scope and expectations of a project from its initial stages, including in the design and RFP process.  We will assist negotiating and reviewing contracts to assess exposure and liabilities.  Our strategy is cost-effective, innovative and precise—tailored to help define expectations and meet your business specifications.

Our team has trial experience and can handle all manner of legal, contractual and technical issues that may arise during a system integration or implementation process, including disputes related to allegations of delays, cost overruns, trade secrets, outsourcing and consulting agreements, and project management, functionality and customization issues.

Solutions to Software Disputes

We handle these disputes in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, and all manner of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

We are fully conversant with problems arising from vendor and project management.  We are well versed in the relationships between software developers, systems integrators and other parties involved in software licensing and implementation.  We work with U.S. and international companies across a wide spectrum of legal areas—one of several reasons our clients repeatedly retain our team for their most pressing challenges.

  • Trial counsel for a leading Indian information technology company in a litigation in California involving the development of a property tax assessment system.  The case settled in court-ordered mediation on the eve of trial with parties accepting the mediator’s recommendation.

  • Arbitration counsel to leading information technology company on a dispute regarding development and implementation of a global business platform.  Arbitrators found in favor of client on all principal claims and enforced a contractual limitation of liability provision.

  • Trial counsel for a computer software firm in a litigation involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract with respect to the ownership of an Internet staff scheduling product.  The case settled during discovery.

  • Trial counsel for a manufacturer of computer software in the jury trial of a breach of license agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Illinois.  The case settled at the conclusion of testimony.
 
 

Overview

Kelley Drye represents software developers, service providers and consulting firms in all types of software and systems disputes, advising on implementation and integration challenges at all stages of a software project.

We will help you evaluate, minimize and if, need be, defend or prosecute claims related to software design and implementation.  Our team can work with you to define the scope and expectations of a project from its initial stages, including in the design and RFP process.  We will assist negotiating and reviewing contracts to assess exposure and liabilities.  Our strategy is cost-effective, innovative and precise—tailored to help define expectations and meet your business specifications.

Our team has trial experience and can handle all manner of legal, contractual and technical issues that may arise during a system integration or implementation process, including disputes related to allegations of delays, cost overruns, trade secrets, outsourcing and consulting agreements, and project management, functionality and customization issues.

Solutions to Software Disputes

We handle these disputes in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, and all manner of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

We are fully conversant with problems arising from vendor and project management.  We are well versed in the relationships between software developers, systems integrators and other parties involved in software licensing and implementation.  We work with U.S. and international companies across a wide spectrum of legal areas—one of several reasons our clients repeatedly retain our team for their most pressing challenges.

Experience

  • Trial counsel for a leading Indian information technology company in a litigation in California involving the development of a property tax assessment system.  The case settled in court-ordered mediation on the eve of trial with parties accepting the mediator’s recommendation.

  • Arbitration counsel to leading information technology company on a dispute regarding development and implementation of a global business platform.  Arbitrators found in favor of client on all principal claims and enforced a contractual limitation of liability provision.

  • Trial counsel for a computer software firm in a litigation involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract with respect to the ownership of an Internet staff scheduling product.  The case settled during discovery.

  • Trial counsel for a manufacturer of computer software in the jury trial of a breach of license agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Illinois.  The case settled at the conclusion of testimony.
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Bill Escobar is one of Kelley Drye’s leading trial lawyers.   Bill defends, prosecutes and resolves serious business disputes for both domestic and international business clients. &nbs...
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Admitted to practice in both the United States and India, Talat Ansari chairs the firm’s India practice group.  In his fourth decade of practice, Talat advises on corporate and commerci...
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John Callagy has served as trial and appellate counsel for numerous disputes in various federal and state courts, representing his clients on virtually all legal issues affecting large domestic an...
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Neil Merkl is a commercial lawyer, litigator and trial attorney with more than thirty years of experience in contract, commercial law and civil litigation. Neil represents innovative businesses wh...
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Sarah Reid has handled a wide range of commercial litigation for major U.S. and international companies involving contract, securities, False Claims Act, business torts, environmental and intellec...
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Philip Robben is head of the firm’s International Arbitration team.  His practice focuses on international and domestic litigation and arbitration.  Philip’s experience inclu...
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Ken Kronstadt is a senior associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ken is a member of the firm’s insurance recovery group, and represents policyholders in insurance coverage and bad...
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Sojin is a results-oriented trial lawyer who represents the firm’s clients in significant business disputes.  Her litigation practice extends to a diverse array of practice areas, includ...
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Andreas Becker is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on several aspects of civil litigation, including complex business litigation, contract disputes, intellec...
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Alaina Ingram is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  Her practice focuses on litigation. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Alaina was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Wil...
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Kelli Ortega is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on litigation and intellectual property, including trademark, copyright and right of publicity issues. She al...

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