Michael R. Overly is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses on drafting and negotiating technology related agreements, software licenses, hardware acquisition, development, disaster recovery, outsourcing agreements, information security agreements, e-commerce agreements, and technology use policies.
He counsels clients in the areas of technology acquisition, information security, electronic commerce, and on-line law. Mr. Overly is a member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices.
Mr. Overly is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) and Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) certifications.
Mr. Overly is a graduate of Loyola Law School (J.D., 1989), where he was articles editor of the Loyola Law Review and elected to Order of the Coif, and Texas A&M University (M.S., electrical engineering, 1984; B.S., 1982). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1989.
Professional Memberships :
Mr. Overly is chair of the Legal Working Group for the Cloud Standards Customer Council, an end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud.
He is also a member of the Computer Security Institute, the Information Systems Security Association, the Computer Law Association, and the International Technology Law Association.
- A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques (CRC Press; December 2012)
- The Executive MBA in Information Security (CRC Press 2009)
- Negotiating Telecommunication Agreements Line-by-Line (Aspatore Press 2005)
- Software Agreements Line-by-Line (Aspatore Press 2004)
- The Open Source Handbook (Pike & Fisher 2003)
- Overly on Electronic Evidence (West Publishing 1998)
- E-Policy: How to Develop Computer, E-Mail, and Internet Guidelines to Protect Your Company and Its Assets(American Management Association 1998)
- Document Retention in The Electronic Workplace (Pike & Fisher 2001)
Representative Matters :
Represented Waban Software, Inc., a privately held software company, from inception through the sale of the company to Phase Forward, Inc.
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