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Greenberg Traurig’s Kemal Hawa and Emily Naughton Present at ACC Technology and IP Forum

McLEAN, VA – Dec. 5, 2018 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Kemal Hawa and Emily G. Naughton, along with Amber Lester of CyrusOne Inc., will give a presentation for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Capital Region’s Technology and IP Forum: Key Issues in Cloud Contracts. The event will be live Dec. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. in Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office and viewable via webcast.

During the forum, Hawa and Naughton will discuss how nearly every business has the need for Cloud services, and accordingly has a need to enter into cloud contracts, whether in connection with basic storage and retrieval services or more complex applications involving big data analytics, the Internet of Things, or artificial intelligence.

Cloud services involve a complex and interwoven series of legal relationships with numerous players. The presenters will discuss the common types of agreements associated with doing business "in the Cloud," then explore key issues that should be considered by in-house counsel when structuring contracts with Cloud vendors. They will also provide practical guidance and tips for negotiating these Cloud services agreements, and the traps to avoid.

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. He regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors' committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, and commercial transactions. Hawa assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. He also has broad experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings, and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions.

Naughton focuses her practice on transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology space, with an emphasis on cloud computing. She has represented clients with real estate acquisitions, development projects and leases, mergers and acquisitions involving cloud service providers, and telecommunications network infrastructure deals. Naughton has represented some of the world’s largest content providers globally with network procurement and colocation and data center leases involving providers ranging from multinational companies to single facility operators.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.