In a post covid world, the growth of Technology Companies have been phenomenal, making them indispensable in our day to day life. In fact, technology companies comprise about 1/5th of fastest growing companies in Forbes 2020 fastest growing companies list.
In fact, the Technology sector has been the most consistent performer in the past few years.
Add the effect of the pandemic to that and you would see that the reliance on technology has increased manifold.
It is a well known fact that more than 1/5th of the Fortune 500 and 1/4th of those in Tech sectors are based in the United States, highest for any country.
It follows that both the work related to technology and resultant compliance and enforcement in the United States has also increased manifold. Consequently, there has been a huge upsurge in the legal work available for lawyers across the globe and specially in the hub of emerging technology, i.e. United States.
In fact, in the United States, most of these companies have to struggle with multi level regulations and compliances.
This increase in the pace of legislation and compliances have also increased the amount of work available for lawyers who are well versed in these newly emerging areas.
Most of these regulations applicable to the tech industry are very specific in terms of compliances and issues involved and often involve multi sectoral knowledge.
It is not easy to find legal professionals who are skilled in such sector specific laws. Those that are skilled in such areas, can charge a bomb. With average rates per hour of lawyers of even solo lawyers and small firms being at USD348 (see here), and big law firm payments for even associates even reaching at USD1000 per hour (see here), this isn’t an affordable game for startups at all.
Most companies would be looking to use attorneys only when there is no other alternative. If there were options of other legal professionals available for work such as research, compliance or drafting, which might not really need a qualified lawyer, they would gladly take it.
Seemingly, they have found an alternative
Do you know what it is?
Well, most of the technology companies, especially the major players have pledged to have ‘Remote Work Forever’.
Needless to say, smaller companies, especially emerging startups are not far behind.
When you hire remote employees, you can benefit from massive talent arbitrage benefits.
There is a disparity in legal payments even between different states in the United States. Obviously, if companies were to hire remote paralegals from developing countries, they would incur 1/10th the cost of what they would incur in the US for their legal requirements.
This is the reason why there is a surge in freelancing opportunities on the likes of platforms like Upwork and Fiverr.
This surge shows massive opportunities for lawyers and legal professionals from India.
The only real requirement is that you should have the ability to do the work. As well as anyone in the US would do. If you have this, you can avail of incredible opportunities.
We, at LawSikho have always thought about how to skill Indian lawyers to avail opportunities in sectors and in geographies where the demand is higher than the supply. We aim at disrupting the USD 250 billion legal industry in the US by skilling Indian lawyers to secure this opportunities remotely.
We have always curated courses that keep pace with the current development and skill gap, not just in India but across the globe.
This course therefore, looks at introducing the participants to different businesses within the domain of technology and how these businesses work, and then goes on to discuss the applicable laws to those business models and the work that can be taken up in that domain. In the current course, we will do a deep dive into specific sectors, skilling the participants firstly about the business in those sectors, secondly about the legal requirements in that sector and thirdly, about how to reach out and grab the opportunities.
What kind of exercises will you get?
Here is just a glimpse of the kind of exercises you will get:
- Check Please! Solutions, an Indian startup which has developed invoicing related solutions automatically sending reminders to service providers, developing custom emails for changes in deduction of tax and requesting specific confirmations is looking to expand to the US and develop products which can help startups manage their billing and invoicing, tax deductions and reminders. You are a lawyer advising Bill Laao. It wants to secure an idea from you about the regulatory landscape in the US as well as laws applicable and compliance requirements for a company providing invoicing related support. Create a presentation advising the client on the applicable laws and regulatory landscape in the US.
- Caught up! an Indian company providing software which enables effective team meetings and especially town halls for companies provides services on it’s platform for different large companies having remote teams. The platform facilitates team meetings with profile introductions, team introductions and descriptions on what the team member should be contacted for. The company is providing services to clients over many countries. It needs advice from you on what it should include in its standard service contract in the indemnification, limitation of liability, governing law and dispute resolution clauses.
- A software has been invented by a software company which allows medical professionals to share anonymized patient records with other professionals so that they can fill any gaps which may be preventing the best possible treatment of the patients and which uses artificial intelligence to analyze all available patient data to provide a probable diagnosis. A healthcare solution company wants to use the said technology in their system hardware and thus have approached the software company for the same. The software company wishes to know about the possible modes of transfer of the software, the ways in which the commercial understanding between the parties could be worked out, the rights that could be retained by the company, etc. On the basis of the terms negotiated between the parties, draft a technology transfer agreement between the companies.
- Pantheon Palace, an ecommerce portal providing marketplace solutions to retail furniture makers and antique sellers is looking to enter into a marketplace agreement with Nostalgia, an antique furniture seller, where the furniture is sought to be made available only to certain areas of Las Vegas and San Francisco to retain its exclusivity. Draft a marketplace agreement between Nostalgia and Pantheon Palace for this purpose.
- Technocures LLC is a California based healthcare services provider. The company is now looking to start another business of providing telemedicine, since it believes that it can use its existing network of doctors - general practitioners and specialists to increase this business. The management is, however, unsure of the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 1996 (HIPAA) to telemedicine business and the compliance required under it. Create a report on the requirements that Technocures would need to take care of, under the HIPAA.
- Big Tummy Burgers is a popular quick service restaurant having various outlets in Chicago, Florida, New Jersey and California. Until recently, it has been working with mostly students working as part time employees. However, following a couple of unfavourable incidents at one of it’s joints in New Jersey, it is now looking to automate the food preparation and servicing process, where the customers can order using the iPads, the food will be prepared with ‘Robo’ chefs and delivered by Robots. They want to do a trial at one of the joints and then move the technology to different places. They are looking for your advice on what kind of legal issues they can face with this automation. Guide them on the regulatory requirements in the US.
- Redstone Research, a silicon valley based software developer has built a software which can guide mobile phone battery manufacturers about improving processes to ensure that the battery lasts for a longer time. Torpedo, a New York company manufacturing mobile phones which aid gaming, is looking to use the software provided by Redstone Research to improve its processes. After a preliminary meeting, Redstone has agreed to license the software to Torpedo, on a non-exclusive basis. You are the lawyer for Torpedo. Draft a licensing agreement between the two companies for this purpose.
- Diagnosis Alley is a telemedicine service provider which makes consultations from leading doctors in different spheres available to customers. Their services are mostly availed of by large multinational companies, who make such consultations available to their senior employees free of cost. Diagnosis Alley has reached out to specialist doctors in various spheres and is now in the process of executing an agreement with them for making their services available to the clients of Diagnosis Alley. They have reached out to you to draft a model agreement for them, which they can use to enter into with the specialist doctors. Create an appropriate model agreement for them.
- Mintkeeper, a crypto startup comprising a group of four expert coders has developed a new token called SolidMint, with features of anonymity and possibility of international payments. The founders of Mintkeeper now want to incorporate the business and need your help with the setting up of a legal entity and understanding the compliance requirements that may be applicable to them. Advise them about the licenses and permissions required for setting up the legal entity in the crypto sector in California.
This course is recognized by the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of India. You will receive a certificate cobranded by NSDC and Skill India on successful completion.
This is how the certificate from NSDC and Skill India will look as per the current applicable format (may change as per the approval authorities):
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Client Opportunities & Recruitment Support
Many employers, law firms and companies are happy to recruit our high performing students. If you do well in your exercises and classes, we can help you to get jobs, internships and assessment internships in good law firms, with renowned lawyers as well as in various companies.
Our team helps our students in building their profile on LinkedIn and freelancing platforms to increase their reach to the potential recruiters or clients.
Our experts guide the students on how to crack any interview.
On-demand, we provide mock interviews for our students looking for jobs.
We share multiple internship/recruitment opportunities every week on our Whatsapp group.
We help our students to get internships not only at law firms and chambers, but also with rising startups in diverse sectors.
Our mentorship helps students to avoid running in the rat race behind the regular job openings; rather we help them design their own path based on their personal interests.
We share multiple and diverse client opportunities with our pool of practicing advocates on a daily basis. Our references have helped several advocates really scale up their practice. The opportunities range from contract drafting to complex international taxation matters.
Here are some of our faculty members
Technology Law and Policy | Digital Rights| Li Ka Shing Scholar, NUS LKYSPP
Corporate Counsel, Attorney-at-law (New York and India) | M&A, SPACs, IPOs
Senior Advisor- Data Privacy, Legal and Product at SignDesk
This is an indicative list of our guest faculty members and not an exhaustive list. We may change the faculty members at any point based on availability.
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6 writing assignments
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Doubt clearing on WhatsApp, LMS & classes
Instructor led course with online live classes
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Internship & job support
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