HogueLaw PLLC is a modern, efficient, technology-driven law firm with the single focus of providing legal expertise in the areas of technology transactions, commercial transactions, data privacy and cybersecurity regulations.
Cloud Based Technology
Cloud-based technology has exploded in recent years. Nearly every company relies on a cloud-based technology to support its operations. Companies need a specialist on their side, guiding them through the risks associated with cloud technology, including implications of distributed content and negotiating the best possible contractual terms from cloud technology providers.
Software as a Service
Software as a Service (SaaS) are the most common form of cloud-based technology service offerings. The terms and conditions contained in SaaS agreements and associated terms of service (TOS) and acceptable use policies (AUP) can be onerous and often times one-sided. Companies are often unaware of what terms exist in these various agreements, resulting in significant risk from immediate termination, breach of contract claims or even regulatory violations.
Platform as a Service
Much like SaaS technologies, Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology service offerings are even complex, incorporating numerous services across a platform, each having its own set of terms, conditions and obligations. This complex structure
Digital Content Licensing
Digital content is one of a company's most valuable assets. The use and protection of this digital content can have far reaching impacts, both positive and negative. It is essential for companies to be advised of the benefits and risks associated with leveraging its content company-wide, in its internal operations as well as implementation in its products or services.
Global Data Privacy
With the recent implementation of the EU's groundbreaking General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the focus on data privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection of personal and sensitive information has never been greater. In fact, it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon as many individual US states have already enacted state regulations that contain many aspects of the GDPR, creating huge risks for companies operating both in the US and internationally.
Managing risk through a company's day to day business transactions is crucial to the long term success of a business. These commercial agreements take many forms and each presents its own set of challenges, whether it be the customer-side procurement of enterprise software or the service provider-side development of key contract templates that effectively protect a company, its assets and technology as well as limit potential liabilities to a level commensurate with the benefits received.
Chris W. Hogue
Attorney | Founder
Chris, founder of HogueLaw PLLC, is a business, technology and data privacy attorney with fourteen years of law practice, advising a wide range of clients, from large multinational technology and transportation organizations, to his prior role as General Counsel to rewardStyle, Inc. & LIKEtoKNOW.it, a fast-growth technology platform company regarded as a pioneering a global monetization solution for top-tier digital style publishers and global retail brands.
Chris has closed countless multi-million dollar, mission-critical commercial and technology transactions involving many of the largest global technology providers, including Google and Amazon.
Chris brings professional expertise focused in technology law (internet, cloud, data, Paas, SaaS, content licensing), commercial transactions and global data privacy and cybersecurity regulations (GDPR, NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR 500), CCPA, etc.). Chris has advised clients in global data protection, privacy and cybersecurity compliance efforts in accordance with GDPR, NYDFS and CCPA and other global regulations, while successfully negotiating numerous Data Processing Agreements in accordance with GDPR (representing both Data Controllers and Data Processors) against many of the global tech giants.
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