Represented Illinois-based, manufacturer in an Oracle software-licensing audit. Assisted the client in engaging with Oracle License Management Services (LMS) auditors, gathering, reviewing and transmitting relevant information requested by the auditors, reviewing and vetting draft audit findings, and negotiating an acceptable resolution with Oracle. Principal issues addressed included internal analysis of audit materials prior to submission to auditors, the auditors’ failure to recognize bundled product deployments not requiring incremental licensing, and formulation of settlement proposals resulting in net value to client, rather than fees paid for licenses no longer required by the company.


Advised Maryland-based environmental engineering and regulatory consulting firm in responding to settlement demands following Oracle software-licensing audit. Assisted the client in formulating an acceptable settlement that avoided over 73% of the exposure associated with Oracle’s original demands. Principal issues addressed included the formulation of settlement proposals resulting in net value to client, rather than fees paid for licenses no longer required by the company, as well as careful review of Oracle audit-settlement terms.


Consulted with Kansas-based industrial manufacturer against misleading and erroneous audit findings in an Oracle software-licensing audit. Assisted the client in researching and evaluating relevant factual information and contractual provisions to rebut Oracle’s findings and in formulating an acceptable settlement that avoided the vast majority of the original monetary demands. Principal issues addressed included the mis-identification and mis-characterization of the client’s existing full-use and limited-use licenses, application of duplicative license metrics to product deployments, and unused Oracle Database options.


Assisted International data services provider with challenging Oracle’s license-compliance findings.   Principal issue was the usage of Oracle products to provide transition services to recently divested business operation.


Prepared memorandum for International conglomerate objecting to Oracle audit report pertaining to the use of its products in virtualized environments and in third-party cloud environments.


Assisted southeastern pharmaceutical wholesaler’s response to Oracle’s license-compliance findings and evaluated potential settlement options.


Worked with a music content provider to evaluate its Oracle license position. We assisted the client in preparing a response to Oracle’s audit findings and evaluated options for more appropriate audit-settlement terms.


Advised software services provider regarding Oracle licensing requirements and provided audit defense services in connection with Oracle audit.


Assisted automotive aftermarket retailer in responding to Oracle’s audit-information requests and follow-up questions. Oracle issued audit findings with zero exposure and it closed the review.


Assisted worldwide consumer products company in evaluating a response to Oracle’s license-compliance findings and options for more appropriate audit-settlement terms.


Worked with Illinois IT services provider to evaluate its Oracle license position. Assisted client in preparing a response to Oracle’s audit findings and to evaluate options for more appropriate audit-settlement terms.


Assisted collection services provider in resolving an Oracle audit.


Reviewed Oracle LMS finding for music production firm.


Represented national provider of cloud based data exchange for the medical industry in an Oracle audit focused on Oracle’s server technology products.


Assisted freighter manufacturer with Oracle license review.


Assisted aviation software company with Oracle settlement.


Counseled software development company regarding its Oracle audit.


Represented building maintenance services firm in an Oracle audit.


Defended New York health services company in an Oracle audit.


Represented building components manufacturer in an Oracle audit and license negotiations.


Negotiated Oracle ULA and cloud services agreement for risk and asset management software provider.


North Texas pension organization teams up with Scott & Scott to evaluate solutions to licensing issues.


Supply chain management software company seeks counsel from Scott & Scott regarding Oracle license requirements.


Represented 75,000 employee business process outsourcing company in a dispute with Sun Microsystems and its successor Oracle resulting in a multi-year maintenance and support agreement covering the entire Sun hardware infrastructure.


Assisted leading oilfield services provider in negotiating an Oracle Licensing Agreement with custom provisions. 


Assisted Texas health care system with Oracle license negotiations.


Assisted global travel company with Oracle license negotiations.


Advised global private club management company regarding Oracle licensing.


Assisted multinational manufacturing and marketing conglomerate with Oracle licensing.


Represented building components manufacturer in an Oracle audit and license negotiations.