Sam Conforti LLC
University of Chicago
The bulk of my experience has been in the Software Industry and the Financial Services Industry for the procurement of High Technology. I have been responsible for the drafting and negotiation of contracts pertaining to technology issues, intellectual property, and vendor contracts of all kinds. The deals I closed required me to lead teams to coordinate worldwide deals and execute US specific technology acquisitions. I have worked closely with my Client’s Legal, Finance, IT Management and Procurement departments to refine and define, communicate and apply standard processes and terminology to be used when negotiating, executing and managing technology contracts. This process also included providing counsel to senior management on legal risks related to these transactions. As a skilled negotiator focused on the goal until the desired ends are achieved, I have been the lead negotiator in the purchase of numerous software packages and complex enterprise agreements that range in size, complexity and contract duration. I have closed deals across the United States and all over the world from the UK to Germany to Brazil to Australia to Switzerland to Hong Kong to Turkey to Canada and to Spain. I have had the opportunity to go head-to-head in contract negotiations with Fortune 500 legal representatives from General Motors, Ford, Caterpillar, IBM, Oracle, SunGard, Proctor & Gamble, and more. I also served as contract support for SAP’s national network of VAR’s. As an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago from August 1989 to May of 1993, I lectured to CPA and MBA candidates in the areas of contract law, corporations, partnerships, commercial paper, and business torts. I was named Faculty Person of the Year 1991. My duties as a Corporate Counsel, Contract Manager and Senior Contract Specialist have included such other matters as authoring a licensing contracts manual, editing professional consulting services manuals, and conducting national training sessions.