Ken Button

Ken Button is Co-Founder and CEO of ContractSafe. He has 20+ years of experience as a corporate attorney, general counsel and entrepreneur. He co-founded ContractSafe based on his frustration in trying to find a good, easy-to-use contract organizer. Previously, Ken co-founded Verengo Solar, which he and his partner grew from a start-up to over $100 million in sales, served as general counsel at ePolicy Solutions, which was sold to a subsidiary of ChoicePoint, and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers and Winston & Strawn. Ken is a member of Young Presidents Organization, and is on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He received a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
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How to Manage Procurement Risk with Contract Management

Ken Button | March 12, 2019

Risk management professionals, in the broadest sense, must concern themselves with anything that can potentially create liability for the company or harm the company’s assets. In addition, managers throughout the organization must consider the management of risk present within their particular departments or areas of specialization.

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How Contract Management Software Reduces Regulatory Risk in the Healthcare Field

Ken Button | March 04, 2019

Risk management is a common theme in business, reflecting the importance of protecting the enterprise’s assets. Managing risk takes many shapes, from the purchase of insurance to the use of risk-shifting clauses in contracts. Large companies may even hire risk management professionals, who devote their full attention to managing risk across all levels of the organization.

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Three Common Contract Clauses and What You Need to Know About Them

Ken Button | February 26, 2019

Most people have a favorite book or movie, made up of a series of chapters or scenes. Standing alone, these scenes or chapters are important but may be confusing when viewed in isolation. But if well-written, the narrative, like a puzzle, will be revealed in full when all the pieces are assembled. Complicated contracts have some similarities.

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What is Contract Metadata and Why Should You Care?

Ken Button | February 12, 2019

Contract management systems depend on precise, efficient systems for organizing and retrieving contracts. This often translates to a system for metadata management. But what is metadata - and what does it mean for contract management? Scroll down to find out.

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What Are the Different Types of Dispute Resolution in Business Contracts?

Ken Button | January 28, 2019

“Dispute resolution,” as a broadly defined term, has existed for centuries. On a macro level, early humans once relied on brute force. As mankind evolved, countries (or kingdoms) used emissaries, diplomats, and other high-level officials to meet and negotiate a variety of topics and to avoid outright war.

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Five Contract Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

Ken Button | January 03, 2019

From the time we wake up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night, we exist in a world of contracts. We can turn on the lights and catch up with the morning news on television thanks to our contracts with the electric utility and cable company. We live in our homes, probably with a lease or mortgage contract tucked away in a drawer or safe deposit box. We drive a car to work that was leased or purchased with a written contract. And our employers have even more contracts.

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The Most Common Types of Contracts in Business Today

Ken Button | December 28, 2018

The business world is in a constant state of evolution. Certainly, many changes, such as high-tech machinery, precision manufacturing, and automated contract management software - just to name a few - result from improved technology. In fact, many American companies focus almost entirely on technological innovation.

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Contract Management 101: Who Uses Contract Management Software?

Ken Button | December 20, 2018

Most would agree that we live in a world full of conflict. As always, politics, religion, economic policy, and even armed disputes can pit one nation against another. Within our own country, we’re often so divided that it’s tough to find consensus on issues of the day.

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Contract Compliance Audits: What They Are and What You Need to Know

Ken Button | December 11, 2018

Have you ever blindly accepted your take-out order at a restaurant, only to later be disappointed at home? Perhaps you ordered a sandwich and onion rings (because you’ve been craving rings for a month now), only to discover at your kitchen table that the (clearly incompetent and hateful) server gave you the sweet potato fries instead. Or perhaps you ordered the house pizza with explicit instructions to hold the black olives, only to learn that a cook (probably with impaired taste buds) put them on there anyway. In both of these instances, a quick “order compliance” audit before exiting the restaurant certainly would have been helpful!

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Contract Management Best Practices for Smarter Contracts

Ken Button | November 26, 2018

Running a business is more complicated than ever before. Customers demand high-quality products and services for the cheapest price possible. Moreover, competition comes from everywhere, both domestically and internationally. Thus, the pressure has never been greater for enterprises to examine their business from top to bottom, to analyze every cost, and to streamline every process.

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