Understanding Legal Terms in Procurement Contracts

October 10, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Understanding Legal Terms in Procurement Contracts

Presented by

ROB STEPHENSON

 

Rob Stephenson joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Legal Affairs in the summer of 2017 as Division Counsel, where his responsibilities include matters related to commercial agreements, information technology and intellectual property.  Prior to VUMC, he served as a Consulting Attorney through Latitude since early 2016, focusing on commercial and intellectual property matters and counseling clients on a variety of other issues.  His engagements through Latitude included serving as corporate counsel at a global logistics company negotiating, drafting and standardizing complex vendor contracts and assisting a large healthcare entity with its software licensing and technology agreements related to a system-wide IT conversion.  Prior to joining Latitude, Rob served as in-house counsel at Dollar General Corporation in various roles, starting as a Senior Attorney in 2004 and most recently as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel – General Business.  His work there started with commercial agreements and intellectual property, and expanded to include various topics, including, financing matters, litigation management, social accountability and compliance in areas such as food and product safety, customs and international trade, advertising, antitrust and environmental regulations.  Prior to Dollar General, Rob was an Associate in the Business and Finance Section of Morgan Lewis in its Pittsburgh Office, where he was a member of the firm’s Technology, Commercial and Outsourcing Transactions practice group.  His practice there focused on representation of technology companies in a variety of industries relating to commercial agreements, mergers, acquisitions, financing transactions, intellectual property and general corporate matters.  Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Rob served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Rambo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Rob is a licensed attorney in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.  He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.  He worked as an engineer for Viacom Broadcasting before earning his juris doctor from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and valedictorian.

 

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