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Marcus Harris

Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Chicago

Marcus has established one of the country’s leading practices devoted to drafting and
negotiating Enterprise Software related license, implementation and SaaS agreements, as well
as litigating failed software implementations in courts and before arbitration panels across the
country.
He is one of the foremost attorneys in the country representing government entities,
distributors and manufacturers in recovering damages arising out of failed Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) software implementations. As a former in-house attorney at some of
the largest software companies in the world, Marcus understands software vendor tactics
and is able to leverage his ERP industry knowledge to advocate on behalf of his clients. He
frequently speaks on emerging technology related issues and is interviewed regularly by the
media.
Beyond his work helping clients recover from failed software implementations, Marcus has
extensive experience dealing with cybersecurity issues. He advises clients on complying with
the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDRP) being implemented and enforced by the
European Union. Failure to be in compliance can result in hefty fines for U.S. software
developers that sell to European customers.
Marcus has significant legal and related business experience in the technology industry. Prior
to entering private practice, he was senior corporate counsel in charge of intellectual property
in the Legal/Contracts Department of SAP America and at SSA Global Technologies (now
Infor), where he developed and managed an extensive international trademark and patent
portfolio, managed intellectual property litigation, conducted intellectual property due diligence
and reviewed advertising material to verify compliance with legal requirements. During law
school, Marcus completed an advanced externship at the United States Copyright Office in
Washington, D.C.

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