Mr. Denny practices primarily in the areas of electronic commerce, information licensing, and commercial litigation. He has represented both public and privately held companies in a wide range of technology and intellectual property-related transactions, including outsourcing of IT services, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, software development, sales of Internet domain names, and the development of e-commerce on Web sites. Clients include major licensees of information technology as well as Internet service providers, software developers and system integration service providers.
Mr. Denny has litigated disputes over the interpretation and enforcement of many types of technology contracts, general commercial contracts and liability insurance policies; he has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, before arbitration panels, and by use of other alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Mr. Denny was recognized as one of Delaware's Top Lawyers in the area of computer law in 2001 (Delaware Today magazine). In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Denny has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Amercia in the areas of Information Technology Law and Technology Law. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Denny its highest peer-review rating of AV.
Areas of Practice
Corporate and Business
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association; Chair, Computer Law Section; Committee on Professional Ethics (former Co-Chair); former Chair, Joint Task Force to review UCITA and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, resulting in the DSBA's endorsement of both uniform acts
American Bar Association; Business Section, Cyberspace Law Committee; Chair, Corporate Aspects of Information Technology Subcommittee
Delaware Court of Chancery; worked to draft statute granting jurisdiction over technology disputes and rules to implement the Court's new jurisdiction; served on Rules Subcommittee to recommend revisions to the rules governing electronic filing
Delaware Supreme Court; Committee to Implement Electronic Filing
Protecting Your Trade Secrets on the Internet: Unmasking the Anonymous Blogger
Internet Issues: Protecting Trade Secrets New E-Discovery Rules
The Impact of the New E-Discovery Rules
Protection Against Technology Risks: Is Traditional Insurance Adequate?
How The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 Affects Electronic Communication By Lawyers
Electronic Discovery: Understanding Preservation Obligations, the Potential for Cost-Shifting, and Current Developments
Insuring Risk Allocation Provisions in Software License Agreements
Electronic Contracting in Delaware: The E-Sign Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
Mr. Denny's recent speaking engagements include:
"Blogs, Social Networks and Web 2.0: Employees Use These Tools, Should Companies Have Rules? Updating Your Corporate Policies for the 21st Century," ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 11, 2008.
"Data Security Breaches -- What You Don't Know Can Hurt You," ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 10, 2008.
"The New Web 2.0 in Corporate Communications: Business and Legal Issues," Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE, May 8, 2007.
"What Every Commercial Lawyer Should Know About Protecting Your Client's Intellectual Property in Cyberspace," Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE, April 20, 2007.
"Internet Issues: Protecting your Trade Secrets, Unmasking the Anonymous Blogger, and The Impact of the New E-Discovery Rules on IP Litigation," at 2006 DuPont Intellecual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Wilmington, DE, September 26, 2006.
"Protection Against Technology Risks: Is Traditional Insurance Adequate?" at Mealey's Insurance Contract Wording Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 2006.
"21st Century Risks and Age-Old Insurance Causes: Negotiating Insurance Provisions that Cover IT Risks," ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 8, 2006.
"The Case for Proper Retention and Disposition of Corporate Records - A Mock Trial," sponsored by the American Records Management Association, Wilmington, DE, March 14, 2006.
"The New CAN-Spam Act and Attorney Communications: Avoid the Ethical Traps," presented at the ABA Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2004.
"Insuring Risk Allocation Provisions in Software Licenses," Software Licensing Agreements Seminar, sponsored by American Conference Institute, New York, NY, June 14-15, 2004.
"New Data Security and SPAM Regulations and their Impact on Business," E-Commerce Law: Critical Legal and Business Issues, sponsored by the Computer Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, December 5, 2003.
"E-Sign, UETA and UCITA," Advanced Computer and Internet Law Institute, sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center, March 8-9, 2001.