SIIA Settles Legal Dispute With Former Employee Marchesano

SIIA Contact:  
Chris Mohr, 202-215-5987 

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2020) – The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading trade association representing the information and digital content industry, announced today they have settled their legal dispute against former employee Michael Marchesano. The case is currently pending in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

“Combined with our recent announcement of a settlement with Outsell, this agreement now brings this case to a close,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are happy we were able to construct an equitable agreement that protects our business concerns while continuing our mandate to be responsible stewards of our members’ financial investment in our organization. We now look forward to returning our full focus toward building a new organization designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century specialized publishing, content, media, and information industries.”

“My client is pleased to have been able to resolve this misunderstanding amicably,” said Nikia Gray, Partner at Quarles & Brady and counsel for Mr. Marchesano. “Mr. Marchesano looks forward to moving on from this matter and onto new opportunities.”

About SIIA:
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit

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