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Webinar: Black Duck Legal Certification Course

Learn about software due diligence and how to answer your clients’ open source questions in our Black Duck Legal Certification Course.

Software due diligence legal webinar

In most transactions involving software assets, acquirers are asking the open source question, and software due diligence audits are quickly becoming the norm. The Black Duck Audits business sees substantial growth from year to year, despite fluctuation in M&A deal volume. As a market leader in M&A software audits (as well as internal governance solutions), we provide over 1,000 companies with products and services to analyze their code and identify unapproved open source or other software policy violations. But while a Black Duck Audit analysis helps establish the facts related to software licensing and compliance, our customers also need legal assistance to guide their policy and remediation decisions.

Software due diligence for your M&A clients

Join Black Duck Audit experts Hal Hearst and Phil Odence for our Black Duck Legal Certification Course. The Black Duck Legal Specialist Certification identifies an elite group of legal professionals who can effectively partner with the rapidly growing Black Duck Audit Services team to provide these services. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to bring more value to your clients and a relationship with Black Duck Audit Services designed to secure preferential treatment for them. While the course is geared toward firms advising clients in the context of M&A software audits and due diligence, a number of in-house counsel have participated and found it valuable as well. For any questions or concerns, please email

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