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Social Media 2014: Addressing Corporate Risks

Author(s): John F. Delaney
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Employment, Intellectual Property
Published: Feb 2014
PLI Item #: 50858
CHB Spine #: G1172

John F. Delaney is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he leads the office’s Technology Transactions Group.  Mr. Delaney has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups on a wide range of complex technology law issues, including outsourcing transactions (covering IT, BPO, HRO, ADM, Business Transformational, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and Offshoring arrangements), SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, privacy and data security, cloud computing, big data, social media, mobile applications, digital content distribution, technology development agreements and joint venture relationships.  He has also assisted clients in developing licensing campaigns and royalty strategies, and on the creation of and participation in standard-setting organizations.

Mr. Delaney is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of America’s leading business lawyers (recommended in New York for "Technology & Outsourcing" (Band 1) and nationally for “Outsourcing” (Band 2); is recommended by Legal 500 in the areas of “Technology:  Outsourcing,” “Technology:  Transactions” and “Technology: Data Protection and Privacy”; and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology), PLC Which Lawyers (Outsourcing), IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (Patent Licensing) and Superlawyers (Intellectual Property; IT & Outsourcing; Entertainment & Sports).  Crain’s New York Business included him in its “Technology 100,” a list of individuals “likely to shape the direction and growth of New York’s economy for years to come.”

Mr. Delaney received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Contact: or 212.468.8040