Todd Smithline

Todd Smithline is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bonterms.

Todd has been designing, negotiating and teaching contracts for nearly thirty years.

Todd was General Counsel of Marimba, an enterprise software company he helped lead from start-up to successful public company. After Marimba Todd founded Smithline PC, a boutique technology transactions firm that represented category-leading Silicon Valley software/SaaS, platform and device companies and pioneered fixed-fee subscription billing. Todd started his legal career with Latham & Watkins and Gunderson Dettmer.

Todd teaches at UC Berkeley School of Law and is a board member or advisor to multiple start-ups.

Todd is a graduate of Tufts University and UCLA School of Law.


Frida Alim

Frida counsels clients on information privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance issues. She represents a wide variety of technology companies in consumer internet, software, telecommunications, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

Frida advises clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA), among other privacy and cybersecurity laws. Her practice includes advising on privacy considerations in connection with venture capital financings, mergers, and IPOs.

Frida is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), holding the U.S. private-sector privacy certification granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the global standard in privacy certification. The CIPP/US certification demonstrates strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Frida was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Buckley LLP, where she advised banks, fintech companies, and other financial services clients on a range of privacy and compliance matters.


Stacey Shaw

Stacey is Motivated, solutions-focused corporate generalist with 18 years of experience and a strong background in technology/software, legal operations, marketing, privacy, and compliance. Manages multiple projects in fast-paced environments. Uses innovation to develop and apply best practices, delivering results in a timely, cost-effective manner. Confidently leads using critical thinking, creativity, and technical skills that enhance and support stakeholder goals. Effective communicator and liaison, known for building strategic partnerships and alliances. Wellness advocate.

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Nevada.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Enterprise SaaS Agreements for In-House Counsel: 6 Key Strategies for Negotiating Data, Indemnity and Liability Clauses


Event Description

SaaS vendors live and die by the number of days it takes to negotiate a customer agreement. SaaS customers wait in vain to deploy new tools as they slog through yet another round of legal Zoom calls with their vendors.The focus of all this stress? data, indemnity and liability clauses. What strategies do the best in-house teams follow to navigate these issues in SaaS and Data Processing Addendum (DPA) deals at scale?


Join us at 9am PT / 12pm ET on Monday, May 20, 2024 as Todd Smithline, CEO of Bonterms and Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, Frida Alim, Data Privacy Associate at Gunderson Dettmer and Stacey Shaw, AGC at Careington International map the terrain and share specific, actionable strategies for speeding up your SaaS agreement and DPA deals.


This interactive discussion will feature practical tips and examples to help you achieve a different, faster and friendlier result in your next SaaS deal.


Our panel will detail the following six strategies:

  1. Map the Data
  2. Line it Up: Warranty, Indemnity and Limitation of Liability
  3. Use Indemnity as a Tool, not a Catchall
  4. Keep the DPA in its Place
  5. Redline with Purpose
  6. Start with Terms you Both Can Live With

Who Should Attend?

In-house and law firm counsel representing either vendors or customers in enterprise SaaS and Data Processing Addendum (DPA) negotiations.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Bonterms – Put Your Deals on Rails. If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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