Dov H. Scherzer

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Dov H. Scherzer joined Moses & Singer in 2011 as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group and Co-Chair of the Global Outsourcing and Procurement practice group. Dov is widely recognized for his extensive experience in technology, outsourcing, intellectual property, media and communications transactions. Clients regularly seek his counsel on technology-related mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Dov represents a broad range of established and emerging growth companies in such industries as financial services, technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and media.

A highly-regarded practitioner in technology, licensing, outsourcing, internet, open source and computer law, Dov is also experienced in international privacy and data security issues. He maintains a strong international practice and has been particularly active representing European, Indian and Israeli clients.

Dov is a frequent writer and international lecturer on technology, IP and internet-related matters. Among other things, he is the U.S. contributor to two British treatises, Internet Law and Regulation (2d Ed. 1997; 3d Ed. 2002; 4th Ed. 2007) and Electronic Signatures Law and Regulation (2004). Dov is also the author of numerous articles on intellectual property law appearing in such journals as the European Intellectual Property Review and the New York Law Journal.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Dov was a partner and head of the International Technology and Outsourcing practice at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, and previously spent 15 years at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, including six years as partner and head of their International Practice Group. He also served as a director of TechTeam Global, Inc., an international outsourcing company.

Dov is recognized by Chambers USA as an expert in his field and is described as "[a]n absolute expert in the area of technology and outsourcing"; "an outstanding combination of business and legal acumen, which is why he remains our company's go-to lawyer on so many matters." Dov has also been selected by his peers as a member of The International Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers (2013) and The International Who's Who Legal for his expertise in Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers (2012).

Publications [View All]
  • “Internet Law and Regulation,” Contributing Author, (Sweet & Maxwell 2d Ed. 1997; 3d Ed. 2002; 4th Ed. 2007).
  • “Electronic Signatures Law and Regulation,” Contributing Author, (Sweet & Maxwell 2004).
  • “EU Regulation of Processing of Personal Data by Wholly Non-Europe-Based Websites,” The European Intellectual Property Review Volume 25, Issue 7, January 2003.
  • “European Copyright Directive Ushers in Era of Harmony, Change,” New York Law Journal, Intellectual Property Law, October 2001.
  • “Statutory Fee Issues for Online Recordings,” Entertainment Law and Finance, 15 No. 9, December 1999.
  • “U.S. Circuit Court Addresses 1939 License Agreement Involving Disney and Future Technologies,” The European Intellectual Property Review Volume 20 Issue 10, January 1998.
Presentations [View All]
  • "Data Protection," International Technology Law Association, 2014
  • "Recent Developments in US Privacy and Data Protection Law," Europa Institute 2014
  • "Managing Global Data Protection," ITech Law, 2013
  • "Technology Licensing in a World of New Devices," International Technology Law Association, 2013
  • “First Experiences with the 2009 FTC Rules on Endorsements in Blogs and Other Ads,” ITechLaw 2010 European Conference, October 2010
  • “Outsourcing and Technology Contracting,” ITechLaw 5th International Asian Conference, February 2009
  • “E-Commerce - Liability of Internet Intermediaries: A Mock Telcon with In-House Counsel,” ITechLaw 2008 European Conference, November 2008
  • Co-chair, ITechLaw 3rd International Asian Conference in Bangalore, India, February 2007
  • “Legal Process Outsourcing: A Panel Discussion,” ItechLaw 3rd International Asian Conference, February 2007
  • “Open Source Issues Audit, Due Diligence and Remediation,” Practicing Law Institute, Fall 2006.
  • “Ethical Implications of Open Source Strategies,” Practicing Law Institute, March 2006
  • “International Intellectual Property Protection,” Computer Law Association 2nd International Asian Conference 2006, February 2006
  • “Global Privacy and Data Security,” The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America (NY ACCA), November 2005
  • “Legal Concerns of Utilizing Open Source Software Code,” Education Finance Council, 2005 Student Loan Finance and Legal Issues Meeting, August 2005
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets on a Global Basis,” Computer Law Association 1st International Asian Conference 2005, February 2005
  • “Open Source Software: Risks, Benefits & Practical Realities in the Corporate Environment,” Practicing Law Institute, November 2004
  • “Intellectual Property Update,” Practising Law Institute’s Corporate Counsel Update, October 2004
  • “International Technology Joint Ventures,” December 2002
Professional Affiliations
  • Founding Member, Advisory Board of the Oxford University Intellectual Property Research Centre
  • Member, International Technology Law Association
  • Member, Free Software Foundation, Committee A Member
Law School Activities/Honors
  • Editor, Boston University Law Review

Representative Matters

  • Represented global telecommunications company in turnkey solution/integration system agreement, included negotiations with multiple vendors and integration management services.
  • Represented leading media company in agreement for end-to-end logistics and fulfillment services in connection with CD purchases.
  • Represented banking technology company in two large transactions to outsource key IT functions, including applications development, help desk and data center operations. 
  • Represented leading royalty-tracking technology provider in IT transactions and related dispute resolution matters.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in large Cloud/IT Outsourcing transaction vs. Microsoft.
  • Represented an international, publicly traded, payment processing vendor in several large payment/data processing services transactions, including one with a major money center bank, and another with a world leader in the sale and resale of financial services technology solutions.
  • Represented leading insurance companies in IT, applications development /maintenance, claims processing and other technology and BPO transactions.
  • Represented Audible.com (now owned by Amazon) in a wide variety of technology development, content licensing, distribution, ASP and other service agreements.
  • Represented leading video games on-demand supplier in development, reseller, joint venture, satellite and other distribution agreements.
  • Represented media companies in cutting-edge digital right management agreements.
  • Represented leading financial services community network in a wide variety of technology procurement and membership agreements.
  • Represented AT&T Solutions in multi-billion dollar telecommunications outsourcing transactions.
  • Represented numerous clients in a variety of technology procurement, networking, financial services platform and telecoms agreements, including with leading ERP and solutions vendors (e.g., IBM, Oracle and SAP).
  • Represented multi-billion dollar global vendor of CRM, security, big data and other technology software and solutions in connection with the sale and resale of its products (including VAR and a variety of other distribution agreements).
  • Represented multinational travel agency in a wide variety of system procurement, licensing, networking, online distribution and content license agreements.
  • Deep experience with Open Source software development and licensing; member of industry committee involved in development of GPL v.3.
  • From May 2009 until December 31, 2010, served as an independent director of TechTeam Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEAM) until the company was sold.
Biography

Dov H. Scherzer joined Moses & Singer in 2011 as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group and Co-Chair of the Global Outsourcing and Procurement practice group. Dov is widely recognized for his extensive experience in technology, outsourcing, intellectual property, media and communications transactions. Clients regularly seek his counsel on technology-related mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Dov represents a broad range of established and emerging growth companies in such industries as financial services, technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and media.

A highly-regarded practitioner in technology, licensing, outsourcing, internet, open source and computer law, Dov is also experienced in international privacy and data security issues. He maintains a strong international practice and has been particularly active representing European, Indian and Israeli clients.

Dov is a frequent writer and international lecturer on technology, IP and internet-related matters. Among other things, he is the U.S. contributor to two British treatises, Internet Law and Regulation (2d Ed. 1997; 3d Ed. 2002; 4th Ed. 2007) and Electronic Signatures Law and Regulation (2004). Dov is also the author of numerous articles on intellectual property law appearing in such journals as the European Intellectual Property Review and the New York Law Journal.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Dov was a partner and head of the International Technology and Outsourcing practice at Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, and previously spent 15 years at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, including six years as partner and head of their International Practice Group. He also served as a director of TechTeam Global, Inc., an international outsourcing company.

Dov is recognized by Chambers USA as an expert in his field and is described as "[a]n absolute expert in the area of technology and outsourcing"; "an outstanding combination of business and legal acumen, which is why he remains our company's go-to lawyer on so many matters." Dov has also been selected by his peers as a member of The International Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers (2013) and The International Who's Who Legal for his expertise in Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers (2012).

Publications [View All]
  • “Internet Law and Regulation,” Contributing Author, (Sweet & Maxwell 2d Ed. 1997; 3d Ed. 2002; 4th Ed. 2007).
  • “Electronic Signatures Law and Regulation,” Contributing Author, (Sweet & Maxwell 2004).
  • “EU Regulation of Processing of Personal Data by Wholly Non-Europe-Based Websites,” The European Intellectual Property Review Volume 25, Issue 7, January 2003.
  • “European Copyright Directive Ushers in Era of Harmony, Change,” New York Law Journal, Intellectual Property Law, October 2001.
  • “Statutory Fee Issues for Online Recordings,” Entertainment Law and Finance, 15 No. 9, December 1999.
  • “U.S. Circuit Court Addresses 1939 License Agreement Involving Disney and Future Technologies,” The European Intellectual Property Review Volume 20 Issue 10, January 1998.
Presentations [View All]
  • "Data Protection," International Technology Law Association, 2014
  • "Recent Developments in US Privacy and Data Protection Law," Europa Institute 2014
  • "Managing Global Data Protection," ITech Law, 2013
  • "Technology Licensing in a World of New Devices," International Technology Law Association, 2013
  • “First Experiences with the 2009 FTC Rules on Endorsements in Blogs and Other Ads,” ITechLaw 2010 European Conference, October 2010
  • “Outsourcing and Technology Contracting,” ITechLaw 5th International Asian Conference, February 2009
  • “E-Commerce - Liability of Internet Intermediaries: A Mock Telcon with In-House Counsel,” ITechLaw 2008 European Conference, November 2008
  • Co-chair, ITechLaw 3rd International Asian Conference in Bangalore, India, February 2007
  • “Legal Process Outsourcing: A Panel Discussion,” ItechLaw 3rd International Asian Conference, February 2007
  • “Open Source Issues Audit, Due Diligence and Remediation,” Practicing Law Institute, Fall 2006.
  • “Ethical Implications of Open Source Strategies,” Practicing Law Institute, March 2006
  • “International Intellectual Property Protection,” Computer Law Association 2nd International Asian Conference 2006, February 2006
  • “Global Privacy and Data Security,” The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America (NY ACCA), November 2005
  • “Legal Concerns of Utilizing Open Source Software Code,” Education Finance Council, 2005 Student Loan Finance and Legal Issues Meeting, August 2005
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets on a Global Basis,” Computer Law Association 1st International Asian Conference 2005, February 2005
  • “Open Source Software: Risks, Benefits & Practical Realities in the Corporate Environment,” Practicing Law Institute, November 2004
  • “Intellectual Property Update,” Practising Law Institute’s Corporate Counsel Update, October 2004
  • “International Technology Joint Ventures,” December 2002
Professional Affiliations
  • Founding Member, Advisory Board of the Oxford University Intellectual Property Research Centre
  • Member, International Technology Law Association
  • Member, Free Software Foundation, Committee A Member
Law School Activities/Honors
  • Editor, Boston University Law Review

Education
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Oxford University (M.Phil. in English)
  • Queens College, City University of New York (B.A. in English and Political Science)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Representative Matters
  • Represented global telecommunications company in turnkey solution/integration system agreement, included negotiations with multiple vendors and integration management services.
  • Represented leading media company in agreement for end-to-end logistics and fulfillment services in connection with CD purchases.
  • Represented banking technology company in two large transactions to outsource key IT functions, including applications development, help desk and data center operations. 
  • Represented leading royalty-tracking technology provider in IT transactions and related dispute resolution matters.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in large Cloud/IT Outsourcing transaction vs. Microsoft.
  • Represented an international, publicly traded, payment processing vendor in several large payment/data processing services transactions, including one with a major money center bank, and another with a world leader in the sale and resale of financial services technology solutions.
  • Represented leading insurance companies in IT, applications development /maintenance, claims processing and other technology and BPO transactions.
  • Represented Audible.com (now owned by Amazon) in a wide variety of technology development, content licensing, distribution, ASP and other service agreements.
  • Represented leading video games on-demand supplier in development, reseller, joint venture, satellite and other distribution agreements.
  • Represented media companies in cutting-edge digital right management agreements.
  • Represented leading financial services community network in a wide variety of technology procurement and membership agreements.
  • Represented AT&T Solutions in multi-billion dollar telecommunications outsourcing transactions.
  • Represented numerous clients in a variety of technology procurement, networking, financial services platform and telecoms agreements, including with leading ERP and solutions vendors (e.g., IBM, Oracle and SAP).
  • Represented multi-billion dollar global vendor of CRM, security, big data and other technology software and solutions in connection with the sale and resale of its products (including VAR and a variety of other distribution agreements).
  • Represented multinational travel agency in a wide variety of system procurement, licensing, networking, online distribution and content license agreements.
  • Deep experience with Open Source software development and licensing; member of industry committee involved in development of GPL v.3.
  • From May 2009 until December 31, 2010, served as an independent director of TechTeam Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEAM) until the company was sold.