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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2012, CALI Award in Research and Writing
    • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2005, History; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Gamma Beta Phi
Joe McClendon draws upon a rich history of working in IT project management to structure and negotiate technology agreements for Polsinelli’s clients. This background allows him to see things from the client’s perspective and to craft transactions that resolve issues that threaten an organization’s ability to achieve its business goals. Joe has broad experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, including:
  • Drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including master software and services agreements (MSSA), professional services agreements, Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, maintenance and support agreements, and end user license agreements (EULAs)
  • Negotiating business associate agreements (BAA) from both the covered entity and business associate perspectives
  • Drafting and negotiating intellectual property rights licensing agreements
  • Preparing and negotiating confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Drafting corporate policies and procedures around data privacy and security, infrastructure, and business continuity
  • Preparing and negotiating inbound vendor agreements at division and enterprise-wide levels
  • Assisting with corporate and financial transactions, including preparing company governing documents
Joe has nearly a decade of information technology and project management experience in the higher education and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a contract negotiator for a leading enterprise content management and business process management company in Kansas City, where he protected corporate interests through software licensing and services contracts in the healthcare and commercial sectors.
  • Negotiated high visibility outbound agreements for a Fortune 1000 ECM and business process management company, including end user licenses, software licensing, statements of work, non-disclosure agreements, and professional services agreements, as well as inbound business associate agreements and vendor contracts
  • Represented local SaaS and mobile applications development firm with respect to licensing and selling its software and services
  • Counseled non-profit organization on applicable regulations and best practices for its document record retention and destruction policy
  • Represented global cyber threat intelligence firm with respect to licensing and selling its software and services
  • Regularly negotiates inbound vendor information security agreements for a Fortune 500 health care network
  • Assisted a craft brewer in protecting his intellectual property rights to a beer recipe he created while under employment of a private brewery