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The Fine Print Matters – Boilerplate Contract Clauses Through the Litigator’s Lens

Association of Corporate Counsel - San Diego Chapter


Date: April 21, 2016

Time: 3:30AM - 5:00AM

Location: San Diego, CA


  • The Fine Print Matters – Boilerplate Contract Clauses Through the Litigator’s Lens

Corporate counsel are being pushed to do more with less, streamline their teams, and leverage every dollar spent on outside counsel. While efficiency should always be the goal, risk should not be the unintended consequence.
This program will focus on pitfalls and risks of using boilerplate contract language in business contracts. While not every term of a contract should be customized, it is too late to understand what boilerplate means when a relationship sours and contract provisions become fodder for litigation.
Our panel of seasoned trial lawyers will highlight key issues to avoid and provide insight into how they, as litigators preparing for trial, review, analyze, and dissect some commonly used boilerplate provisions.


  • Indemnity provisions: We agreed to do what?
  • Choice of law: Not everyone loves Los Angeles
  • ADR provisions: Do you know what you’re agreeing to?




Daniel T. Pascucci is a Mintz attorney who litigates international business disputes. He helps companies recover assets fraudulently laundered off-shore and hidden in renowned privacy and tax shelter nations. Dan defends clients in class action litigation, representing companies in many industries.
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Andrew D. Skale


Andrew D. Skale is an IP attorney and commercial litigator at Mintz. He litigates patent, trademark, and copyright disputes, and prosecutes patents and trademarks before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Andrew counsels clients in diverse sectors, including technology and consumer products.
Daniel J. Herling is a highly regarded product liability defense attorney at Mintz. He handles litigation and class actions involving consumer products, leveraging his deep knowledge of California's consumer protection regulations and laws.