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Jeanette Nyden, J.D.

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Commercial Contracting Expert

Since 2003, I’ve been helping contract professionals master the contracting life-cycle from drafting and negotiation to contract management by providing a range of online and in-person training programs. I have a valuable skill set that most organizations desperately need. I am a lawyer who understands business operation needs to form a high performing customer/supplier relationship, and a business consultant who understands the legal terms and conditions.  I’ve personally been involved in deals as small as a preferred vendor agreement for a privately held manufacturer and as large as re-negotiating two outsourcing deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars each.


I am a recognized expert in the contracting field having authored and/or co-authored four books:

  • The Contract Professional’s Playbook, The Definitive Guide to Maximizing Value through Mastery of Performance- and Outcome-Based Contracting (with Lawrence Kane)
  • Getting to We: Negotiating Agreement’s for Highly Collaborative Relationships, (with Kate Vitasek and David Frydlinger)
  • The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Relationships (with Kate Vitasek, Jacqui Archer, and Katherine Kawamoto)
  • Negotiation Rules! A Practical Approach to Big Deal Negotiations

I have worked with organizations such as PG&E, Esterline, KLX, TD Bank, CIBC Bank, Brookfield Johnson Controls, CH2MHill, T-Mobile, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Microsoft. I also was an adjunct professor at Seattle University and have taught courses at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education.

“You gave me another ah-ha moment just like you do in every conversation I have with you.” 

M. D.

Senior Director and lead negotiator

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Get to Know Jeanette Nyden

On A Personal Note

I’ve been a lawyer for more than 25 years and a successful consultant for 15 years. While I am licensed to practice law in Washington State, I no longer practice law in a traditional way. I earned my B.A. and Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University. (Go Salukis!) I am a mom to two lovely girls. The saying the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree has a whole new meaning to me now! I live in Seattle and in my free time, I love doing outdoorsy activities like biking, hiking, and kayaking.