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Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
November 13, 2012

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


Patrick Hatfield, Partner, LOCKE LORD

The US Federal ESIGN law gives electronic signatures the same legal weight as wet ink signatures. It does not however give electronic signatures any special status. In the event of a regulatory audit, market conduct exam, settlement conference or court case, producing convincing evidence involves more than just presenting an authentic e-signed record. It also requires demonstrating the process used to establish the signer's intent. Recent court cases underscore the importance of a well-designed process, backed by comprehensive evidence of the electronic transaction. In this session you will hear practical evidentiary considerations of electronic records and signatures and guidance on how to reduce your risk when moving transactions online.

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