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January 1999, Vol. 4 No. 5

A Legal Primer: What Every Purchaser Should Know

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Martin J. Carrara, J.D., C.P.M.
Martin J. Carrara is director of contract management in global procurement at Pharmacia & Upjohn Company. He has held various purchasing and supply management positions with Citibank, N.A.; NYNEX/Bell Atlantic; and L.K. Comstock & Co. Mr. Carrara is a former president of NAPM–New York, Inc. and was the 1995 recipient of the J.H. Leonard Award. He is an instructor of C.P.M. review and contract law seminars for various NAPM affiliates, a former adjunct instructor in New York University's Purchasing and Materials Management Certificate Program, and has authored several "Legal Briefs" columns in Purchasing Today® Mr. Carrara holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and MBA and BS degrees from Wagner College. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.

Ernest G. Gabbard, J.D., C.P.M., CPCM
Ernest G. Gabbard is director of procurement and contracting for Allegheny Teledyne Inc. at their corporate headquarters. He has previously held procurement and contracting management positions with Litton and Hughes. Mr. Gabbard is a frequent speaker on purchasing and contracting law and management for NAPM and the National Contract Management Association, and has taught these subjects for the University of California and California State University. He holds several college degrees, including a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Barbara College of Law. He is a member of the California State Bar and the Federal Bar Association.

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    World Wide Web Virtual Library: Law: Main Index
    Indiana University Law School
    The Pace Law School CISG Web site provides the text of the CISG, as well as updates on various countries' standing on the issue and related materials.
    The New York University Environmental Law Journal
    U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory LSU Libraries
    The Joint Committee on Information Technology Resources (JCITR)

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