Technology

Technology is the vehicle connecting every sector of the world economy. To reflect this integration, McGuireWoods’ technology industry team marries industry-specific technical depth with the inherent legal needs of doing business in a global marketplace, including transactional matters (M&A, private equity, financing), litigation, IP creation and protection, data privacy and security, and regulatory issues.

Our team of lawyers includes those with advanced technical and science degrees, as well as industry and work experience in fields such as computer science, software, Internet, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunology, and other high-tech fields. Some have held leadership positions in high-tech-related agencies such as the U.S. Patent Office (PTO).

Because technology is tied inextricably to data privacy and security, our technology team often draws upon the significant resources of our data privacy and security lawyers. The data privacy and security team is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to proactively counseling on, investigating, and remediating issues involving this rapidly evolving area of law.

Our litigators have equal depth in the full range of IP matters — patent litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, software technology, technology and outsourcing, and mobile application technology. Our technology clients include some of the largest companies in the Fortune 100, and we have handled much high-profile patent and other litigation for our clients in high-tech industries.

For example, we represented one of one of the largest U.S. cellular companies in a patent infringement case against a major competitor, resulting in a $58 million jury award and an injunction against the competitor. Our team members have also represented the largest Korea-based manufacturer of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in a key competitor-to-competitor patent litigation matter; the world’s largest manufacturers of plasma display panels (PDPs) in several high-profile patent infringement suits against a significant competitor; and a biomedical company in a complex multinational arbitration relating to orthopedic and spinal biologics technology with an award of more than $80 million for the client, in addition to preserving exclusive ownership of all IP rights.

On the transactional side, the technology group includes equally broad and deep experience. We handle matters in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions, fund development, corporate finance, commercial contracts, cross-border sales and tax advice. For example, we represented a wireless company in a joint venture to provide commercial wireless cellular Internet services to the 1.6 billion New York City Transit Authority subway riders within the city’s 277 underground subway stations. We represented a leading NYSE-listed pharmaceutical company in connection with a $500 million exchange offer and a Rule 144A $400 million contingent convertible senior notes offering. For the CEO of a NASDAQ-listed credit card processor, we represented a special committee in an $800 million acquisition; and for a Korean electronics company, we assisted in the sale of its power device division for $455 million.

As a point of distinction, our lawyers have the advantage of tapping the extensive network of professionals in our public affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, many of whom aid clients in shaping national and international regulations affecting all technology-related legislative and regulatory developments.

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Franklin D. Kang Partner T: +1 415 844 1948
Scott L. Glickson Partner T: +1 312 321 7652
Brian C. Riopelle Partner T: +1 804 775 1084
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Alorica Continues Global Growth

Representation of Alorica, Inc., a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, in its acquisition of West Corporation's agent services businesses for approximately $275 million.
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Acquisition of Web Hosting Company

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of the assets of a web hosting company.
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Acquisition of Web Hosting Services Provider

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of a provider of web hosting services.
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Super Color Digital Acquires City Lites Las Vegas

Representation of Super Color Digital, a global visual solutions and printing company, in its acquisition of City Lites, an innovative digital fabrication and signage company.
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Teledyne Acquires UK-based Technology Group

Representation of Teledyne Technologies Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communications products, in connection with its £625 million acquisition of e2v Technologies PLC, a UK-based manufacturer and developer of technology systems and components.
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Benchmark Capital

Representation of Benchmark Capital as financial advisor to RR Media in its $242 million sale to SES S.A.
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Representation of an international wholesale manufacturer and distributor in the sale of its assets

Representation of Universal Technologies, Inc., an international wholesale manufacturer and distributor of chemical HVAC leak sealant products, in the sale of its assets to The RectorSeal Corporation, a portfolio company of publicly-traded CSW Industrials, Inc.
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Developing compliance programs, policies and training

Assist a major wireless carrier in training and complying with CFPB rules and guidance.
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International Communications Group, Inc.

Representation of International Communications Group, Inc., a leading provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry, in its sale to Rockwell Collins, Inc.
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A2 Access LLC

Representation of A2 Access LLC, a leader in corporate access information, in connection with its sale to Dealogic.
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CFPB enforement against wireless carrier

Represent major wireless carrier in defending against a CFPB enforcement action related to allegations of unfair practices.
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Client

Advising a client concerning the transfer of personal data from EU to the U.S. to comply with U.S. regulatory rules relating to a contract with the U.S. government.
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Communications company

Advising a company on all aspects of IT security and data protection compliance in its negotiation with its main IT service provider.
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International group

Advising an international group concerning the data protection compliance of an internal HR network.
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International group

Advising an international group concerning the data protection compliance of its e-commerce website (privacy notice, cookies, transfer of personal data to third parties for direct marketing purposes, etc.).
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Multinational manufacturer of concrete and clay building products

Representation of a multinational manufacturer of concrete and clay building products in a technology outsourcing transaction.
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“Telecom Deal of the Year”, M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2016

Representation of Sprint, a communications services company, in its acquisition of 1,435 retail stores from RadioShack, a deal that more than doubles Sprint’s company-owned retail footprint.
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Electronic manufacturing company

Representation of an electronic manufacturing company in the restructuring of its equity and senior and mezzanine debt, which included the negotiation of new debt purchase agreements and a debt-for-equity exchange.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

Defense of patent litigation suit against non-practicing entity based on three internet help request patents.
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One of the world's largest providers of energy products and services

Serve as legal advisor to one of the world's largest providers of energy products and services on trade secret protection for ingredients in hydraulic fracturing fluids.
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Partner - Not admitted in NC; has applied for admission by motion
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

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Steve Adkins Steven E. Adkins
Partner
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Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1704
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Brad Alexander Brad L. Alexander
Sr. Advisor, Georgia Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
100 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303-1931

T: +1 404 443 5811
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Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4459
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Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 836 4007
F: +1 919 836 4035
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Tracy Baynard Tracy M. Baynard
Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development & Gov. Relations Services McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5083
F: +1 703 712 5225
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Tyler Bishop Tyler W. Bishop
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1916
F: +1 804 698 2266
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William J Boddy William J. Boddy
Associate - Solicitor Advocate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1625
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Ginny Boland Ginny Boland
VP, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1907
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Brennan Bolt Brennan W. Bolt
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5725
F: +1 404 443 5768
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Mark T Bowles Mark T. Bowles
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1904
F: +1 804 698 2267
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Laura Yates Campoli Laura Yates Campoli
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2255
F: +1 704 805 5057
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Stephen Carrington Steve Carrington
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2789
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Natalie C Carter Natalie C. Carter
Attorney
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2270
F: +1 704 353 6163
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Rebecca S Chaffin Rebecca S. Chaffin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2260
F: +1 704 444 8716
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Eric Cowan Eric W. Cowan
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4446
F: +1 410 659 4546
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Robert W Cramer Robert W. Cramer
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2015
F: +1 704 444 8723
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Dave Dargatis David G. Dargatis
Senior Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050
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William Doyle William E. Doyle Jr.
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 919 755 6690
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photo of Todd Dressel Todd J. Dressel
Partner
Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 415 844 1965
F: +1 415 844 1934
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Jason D Evans Jason D. Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2050
F: +1 704 444 8774
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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Franklin E Freeman Jr. Franklin E. Freeman Jr.
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 836 4003
F: +1 919 755 6584
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Tristan Freeman Tristan Freeman
Associate
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7026
F: +1 212 715 6274
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Scott L Glickson Scott L. Glickson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7652
F: +1 312 698 4585
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Speaking Engagement

2017 Annual Conference on EU Law in the Insurance sector

May 18-19, 2017
Trier
Event

Phish and Chips

Protecting You and Your Business From Cybercrime

May 17, 2017
London
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7th European Data Protection Days

May 15-17, 2017
Berlin
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ASSO DPO: 2017 Annual Congress

May 8-9, 2017
Milan
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ITechLaw: 2017 India Conference

February 1-3, 2017
New Delhi
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Houston CFO Cybersecurity Roundtable

December 7, 2016
Houston, TX
Event

Land Use in the 21st Century

November 17, 2016
Richmond, VA
Speaking Engagement

ITechLaw: International India Conference

January 27-29, 2016
Bangalore
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Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

November 5, 2015
Chicago, IL
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UKTI Benelux Series 2015

July 2, 2015
Webinar
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ITechLaw Asia-Pacific Conference

January 29, 2015
Bangalore
Speaking Engagement

Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions

November 17-18, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

November 6, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

October 30, 2014
Speaking Engagement

eCommerce Webinar Series 2014

October 14, 2014
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Legal Alert

Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: Has Anything Really Changed?

Password Protected
May 19, 2017
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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Steps Businesses Must Take Now

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May 15, 2017
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AT&T Privacy Rule Goes Too Far Says NLRB

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May 4, 2017
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New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

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May 3, 2017
Legal Alert

Trump Privacy Rollback Continues, States Step Up

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April 19, 2017
Legal Alert

The CFPB’s Alternative Data RFI: Making Your Response Count

Subject to Inquiry
April 19, 2017
Legal Alert

Brexit - UK Files for Divorce From European Union

What Should Companies Do Now to Prepare?

March 29, 2017
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21st Century Data Breaches: Not All Fun and Games

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March 22, 2017
Legal Alert

Court Confirms Right to Be Forgotten Is Not Absolute

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March 15, 2017
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Court Gives Broad Reading to Illinois Biometric Privacy Act

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March 13, 2017
Legal Alert

Three Major Security Issues to Consider with SaaS and Cloud Solutions

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March 10, 2017
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The Validity of EU-U.S. Personal Data Export Tools: A Pending Issue

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March 8, 2017
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