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Ward Classen


IT contracting including Software Licensing and Development, Cloud Computing and Hosting, Software as a Service, Professional Services, Statements of Work (SOWs), Distribution and Reseller Agreements, Procurement and Escrow Agreements.


B.A.; J.D.; MBA

Formal Education

B.A., Economics, Trinity College (CT), 1982; J.D., Law, Catholic University, 1985; M.B.A, Finance, The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), 1990.

Registration and Licenses

State Bar of Maryland

Previous/Current Position

Deputy General Counsel, Computer Sciences Corporation, General Counsel, Astea International Inc., Accenture LLP, International Mobile Machines Corporation (InterDigital).


Catholic University Law Review

Prof. Affiliations

ABA, Association of Corporate Counsel, Maryland State Bar Association.


Software Licensing and Cloud Computing for Licensees and Licensors (ABA Press); Numerous articles on software licensing, cloud computing and IT contracting.

Prior Expert

Expert Witness for plaintiffs and defendants in both federal and state courts as well as arbitration on software licensing, cloud computing and technology licensing and escrow agreement issues.