Confidentiality Settlement Agreement For Legal Proceeding Example - Free Download
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A sample agreement between two or more parties settling a pending
lawsuit and releasing future claims. This Standard Document has
integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
This [Conﬁdential] Settlement Agreement and Release (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of [DATE]
by and between (a) [NAME OF PARTY A] (“DEFINE PARTY A”) and (b) [NAME OF PARTY B] (“DEFINE
PARTY B”). Collectively, [PARTY A] and [PARTY B] shall be referred to as the “Parties”.
WHEREAS [DESCRIBE ORIGIN OF DISPUTE AND/OR LITIGATION BETWEEN THE PARTIES].
NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufﬁciency of which is hereby
acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, [PARTY A] and [PARTY B] hereby agree as follows:
This Standard Document is published by Practical
Law Company and is available on the
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and Release: A US Ex-
Jeremy A. Mercer,
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and
Evan A. Bloch, Pepper Hamilton
This is an example of a settlement agreement and release that may serve as a useful starting point
when drafting this type of agreement. To ensure that a settlement agreement and release achieves the
parties’ intended purpose, counsel should tailor it to the particular circumstances of the matter at issue.
For additional information on the key issues to consider whenever entering into a settlement agreement,
see Settlement Agreement Drafting Issues Checklist (www.practicallaw.com/2-501-1790).
In this background section, include a series of “WHEREAS” clauses that explain the beginning of the
dispute or litigation or both between the parties, concluding with the “NOW, THEREFORE” clause.