Allen Anderson, shareholder, and Patrick E. Sebesta II, associate of F&B Law Firm, PC, will present Customer Contract and Legal Boot Camp for Engineering Professionals, at the 2023 IPC APEX EXPO, on Sunday, January 22, 2023, in San Diego, California.

This unique interactive program addresses the specific issues EMS companies face while contracting with a customer. This program allows participants to experience major contractual aspects of dealing with a theoretical customer at an EMS company in several workbook exercises based upon real life scenarios; beginning with the receipt of a confidentiality agreement, receiving and analyzing a bid package, scope of work, and purchase order; and through negotiation of a manufacturing services agreement. This course includes a workbook containing exercises to be completed before the session, sample contract forms, a table of suggested guidelines for key contract terms, methods for limiting financial risk, list of issues unique to international contracts, a sample letter of credit, and other helpful reference information:

- Typical contract forms used with and by EMS customers

- Guidelines for best risk allocation for EMS customer contracts

- Product content and counterfeit parts issues

- Key areas of high risk and how to manage or limit them

- Contract negotiating strategies and tools

- Proper use of letters of intent and other preliminary agreements

Who would benefit from this course besides engineering professionals? Anyone involved in contract review, negotiation, and approval, including executives and managers involved with program management, supply chain management, financial review, and risk analysis and avoidance.

Hear a few words from Allen on this course, and why is it important here:

The presenters will be available after the session until all questions are answered.

In addition, Allen will be participating in the IPC EMS Leadership Summit Panel Session on Cybersecurity, Monday, January 23 in the morning.  Find out what CMMC means to EMS providers, and why and how to comply with these evolving requirements.