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Michael Platner, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP to Speak at KC’s Contracting for Cloud Computing Services: What You Need to Know Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 20, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Michael Platner, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Contracting for Cloud Computing Services: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled on February 14, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the event homepage:

About Michael Platner

Mr. Platner is a corporate partner with the Ft Lauderdale and Atlanta offices of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith, LLP, one of the 40 largest firms in the US. He leads an experienced technology and general corporate law practice serving clients on specific technology issues such as infrastructure contracting, cloud computing, software and platform as a service, e commerce and internet security and liability, media, and data protection. Mr. Platner has also counselled clients on hundreds of M & A and corporate finance transactions, as well as in dispute resolution matters. Mr. Platner has an MBA and JD from Emory University.

About Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a national law firm with over 800 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Lewis Brisbois offers a highly diversified practice, while remaining exceptionally strong in the litigation arena. We are actively engaged in the representation of clients in over 30 different practice areas. Each practice area is staffed with professionals that are intimately familiar with the industry they serve and sensitive to the unique needs of each of our clients.

In 2011 the firm was ranked #3 in the nation for its diversity by Multicultural Law Magazine, and has consistently ranked in the top 50 of these diversity surveys since 2005. Our firm culture has fostered a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting the interest of our clients, community and legal profession. For more information, please visit

Event Synopsis:

Migrating data from internal servers to “the cloud” has become a cost effective data management strategy for many firms in the last few years. Doing so however often requires entering into agreements with a number of complicated provisions which may lead to unexpected legal entanglements down the road. Businesses can potentially place themselves at risk if they do not scrutinize these arrangements before signing the contract. These risks are often related to data security, compliance, service availability and vendor lock-in which should make companies more mindful in purchasing cloud services. Companies really need to be in the know before moving to “the Cloud”

The Knowledge Group is producing a two-hour live web cast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding cloud computing contracts. A panel of key regulators and thought experts will provide valuable information and analysis regarding contract provisions, risks and best practices. Speakers will discuss:

‒ Necessary Provisions in the Contract or Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
‒ Privacy and Data Security Considerations
‒ Contract Negotiation Process
‒ Risk Identification, Assessment and Mitigation
‒ And Other Regulatory Updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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