Technology and Outsourcing

McGuireWoods’ technology and outsourcing practice is dedicated to supporting clients in a broad range of matters, including procurement, development, deployment and outsourcing of information technology. Blending the focus of a boutique practice with the resources of a full-service law firm, we draw on an extensive knowledge base of best practices and an intimate familiarity with major IT vendors’ market positions and business objectives. Our technology and outsourcing clients include Fortune 100 corporations, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and growing, entrepreneurial business enterprises spanning the industry spectrum.

We understand that large-scale IT procurements frequently involve numerous business and legal issues, and work with our clients throughout the life cycle of all projects. Our team is involved in process planning (including development of request proposals, bidding procedures and down-select processes), development of contract terms, negotiations (including advising the client on the specific legal consequences and risks involved while focusing on timelines), and contract signature and follow-up. We help clients understand the difference between high-risk elements of a project, such as outsourcing or implementation services engagements, and lower-profile activities, such as routine software licensing agreements, and work with them to allocate appropriate resources and attention to these activities.

We advise clients on the full range of technology transactions, including procurement, dispute prevention and resolution, outsourcing and ecommerce. Our lawyers have experience in business-to-business marketplaces and exchanges, website and social media content, Internet issues, application services and wireless communications. We have represented technology and non-technology companies in a vast array of commercial issues such as digital business, co-branding, joint ventures and alliances, data mining, portal transactions, design, development and hosting agreements, website agreements, co-location, caching agreements, and numerous other matters.

As recent high-profile cases have made clear, dispute prevention and resolution is a core business activity in the fast-moving technology sector. McGuireWoods provides strategic counsel on how to minimize risks and avoid costly technology disputes. However, when matters evolve into litigation, we handle complex intellectual property, software license, systems and software development, trade secret and Internet disputes, many of which raise cutting-edge legal issues. We regularly prosecute and defend claims of trademark, trade dress and trade name infringement. In addition, we prosecute and defend claims of copyright infringement and license disputes seeking remedies in law and equity. We represent numerous clients, including employers and key employees, involved in trade secret misappropriation disputes.

Sourcing, whether onshore, near-shore or offshore, is a perennial concern for executives. Our attorneys serve as lead consultants on matters ranging from the strategic sourcing of application development, desktop and data center functions, to mission-critical business processes. Our understanding of and ability to balance the key issues facing all sides of these business decisions helps us achieve effective and desirable service arrangements for clients.

Our experienced corporate and transactional practitioners work closely with the firm’s regulatory, intellectual property and litigation lawyers, who bring their respective knowledge to developing trends and IT business practices. We regularly make presentations and publish on topics at the intersection of law, technology and business, and actively contribute to the dialogue that is shaping the technology community and the legal professionals within it.

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CONTACTS

Steve Gold Partner T: +1 312 321 7664
Derek A. Roach Partner T: +1 312 321 7683
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Representative Matter

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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$100+ Million F&B Outsourcing Transaction

Representation of a food and beverage company in connection with a $100+ million information technology (end user and data center) outsourcing transaction.
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Health Information Exchange

Representation of the provider of the health information exchange (HIE) for the State of Texas.
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Data Breach Emanating from Compromise of Employee Login Information

Advise a consumer products manufacturer on a data breach emanating from compromise of employee login information for a third-party email marketing service, allowing a malware phishing email to be sent from their account to a large number of its customers.
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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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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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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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Private research university and medical center

Representation of a private research university and medical center in a major outsourcing transaction under which the university will outsource the call center for its medical center to an affiliate of a  multinational computer technology company.
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Back Office Support for Classified Services.

Assisted a new company, formed when a large government services company spun off from its parent company, in setting up an entire outsourced IT system, including ERP systems, data hosting, help desk support and all telecommunications.
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Joint Venture.

Advised a major defense contractor in forming a joint venture to compete for a large research and development contract.
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Security Compliance

Security Compliance. Guided a top-tier telecommunications company through a complex technology and security regulatory compliance program.
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Teaming and Subcontracting

Led a major Department of Defense technology and benefits provider through teaming and subcontracting agreements services, such as application hosting and communications outreach.
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International property and casualty insurance holding company

Negotiated a competitive down select for a cloud services agreement and provided research and gap analysis regarding same.
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Co-investment of Private Equity Firm and IT Company

Representation of a private equity firm with its co-investment in an IT company, which plans to grow through additional add-on acquisitions of similar companies.
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$13 Million Acquisition

Representation of a technology products distribution company in its $13 million acquisition of an engineering design services company.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

McGuireWoods represented a Fortune 500 wireless carrier in amending their current outsourcing services agreement to include an additional call center.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

McGuireWoods represented a Fortune 500 wireless carrier in restructuring their former outsourcing services agreement with a multinational provider of communications technology and services into two agreements, one covering ongoing managed services and one covering project-based transactional services.
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High performance computing company

Representing client in its pursuit of claims against Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation for theft of confidential information contained in a development proposal for a CT reconstruction computing platform.
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Secured dismissal on motions and merits in a shareholder action on behalf of technology client

Lead hearing and trial counsel for an information technology company in a shareholder action brought by two hedge funds claiming non-payment of more than $100 million in dividends and redemption payments for preferred shares, and seeking monetary relief along with receivership and dissolution of company.
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Mike Adams Michael J. Adams
Partner - Not admitted in North Carolina, motion for admission in North Carolina pending; admitted in Virginia
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 704 373 8847
F: +1 704 444 8747
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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4376
F: +1 804 698 2226
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Mary Dalton Baril Mary Dalton Baril
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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Stephen Carrington Steve Carrington
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2789
F: +1 312 920 3689
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Eric Cowan Eric W. Cowan
Partner
500 East Pratt Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-3169

T: +1 410 659 4446
F: +1 410 659 4546
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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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Steve Gold Steve Gold
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7664
F: +1 312 698 4583
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Larry M Goodall Larry M. Goodall
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4321
F: +1 804 698 2066
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Rakesh Gopalan Rakesh Gopalan
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2275
F: +1 704 805 5026
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J. Kate Harris Hatcher J. Kate Harris Hatcher
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2239
F: +1 704 444 8811
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Alan P Holliday Alan P. Holliday
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1679
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Melanie Holloway Melanie C. Holloway
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1019
F: +1 804 698 2027
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Harrison J Kaplan Harrison J. Kaplan
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 836 4001
F: +1 919 836 4031
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C. Andrew Konia C. Andrew Konia
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 703 712 5071
F: +1 704 444 8834
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T:+1 704 343 2070
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Raphael Krowicki Raphaël Krowicki
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 50
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Ashley Matthews Ashley B. Matthews
Associate
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 977 2570
F: +1 434 980 2250
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Janet P Peyton Janet P. Peyton
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1166
F: +1 804 698 2230
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Morgane Poppe Morgane Poppe
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 36
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Lisa A Purvis Lisa A. Purvis
Counsel
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2636
F: +1 904 360 6354
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Lowndes Christopher Quinlan Lowndes Christopher Quinlan
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2280
F: +1 704 444 8767
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Derek A Roach Derek A. Roach
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7683
F: +1 312 698 4587
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J. Patrick Rowan J. Patrick Rowan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1758
F: +1 202 828 3304
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George R Spatz George R. Spatz
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7676
F: +1 312 698 4584
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Timothy Speelman Timothy Speelman
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 54
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Lorna J Tang Lorna J. Tang
Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5416
F: +1 703 712 5184
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Event

6th Annual European Data Protection and Security Conference

November 15, 2017
Complimentary Seminar
London
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017

November 2, 2017
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

GDPR Summit London

October 9, 2017
Speaking Engagement

2017 Round Up: Texas Association of Life & Health Insurers

September 24-26, 2017
Austin, TX
Speaking Engagement

ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2017

September 14-16, 2017
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Summer Course on European Data Protection Law

September 11-15, 2017
Trier
Speaking Engagement

Strafford Publications

July 6, 2017
Speaking Engagement

ITS America’s Technology Driving Transportation Executive Summit

June 22, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Speaking Engagement

General Data Protection Regulation Conference Belgium

June 21, 2017
Lint
Speaking Engagement

Bridge 2017

June 1, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Speaking Engagement

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles USA

May 18, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Speaking Engagement

2017 Annual Conference on EU Law in the Insurance sector

May 18-19, 2017
Trier
Speaking Engagement

Internet of Things World

May 17, 2017
Speaking Engagement

Internet of Things World

May 17, 2017
Event

Phish and Chips

Protecting You and Your Business From Cybercrime

May 17, 2017
London
Speaking Engagement

7th European Data Protection Days

May 15-17, 2017
Berlin
Speaking Engagement

Comet Labs

May 9, 2017
Speaking Engagement

ASSO DPO: 2017 Annual Congress

May 8-9, 2017
Milan
Speaking Engagement

TiECon 2017

May 6, 2017
Speaking Engagement

Connected Car California

April 25, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
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Legal Alert

Federal Agencies Respond to Concerns About Student Privacy

Password Protected
December 12, 2017
Legal Alert

The WP29 Issues an Ultimatum to Improve the Privacy Shield

Password Protected
December 8, 2017
Legal Alert

SEC to Begin Regulating Initial Coin Offerings More Heavily

Subject to Inquiry
November 27, 2017
Legal Alert

Evolving Behavioral Advertising Technologies: What Companies Need to Know

Password Protected
November 9, 2017
Legal Alert

The Politics of Access to Student Data

Password Protected
October 25, 2017
Legal Alert

Data Breach Risks and Costs in Vendor Contracts

Password Protected
October 19, 2017
Legal Alert

Delaware Strengthens Cybersecurity Law

Password Protected
October 10, 2017
Legal Alert

FTC Monitors Claims of Privacy Shield Compliance

Password Protected
September 27, 2017
Legal Alert

Cyberattacks—Are You Ready?

Password Protected
September 26, 2017
Legal Alert

The Equifax Breach: How to Protect Your Company and Your Customers

Password Protected
September 22, 2017
Article

Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries

ERA Forum, Journal of the Academy or European Law
September 15, 2017
Legal Alert

FTC Provides Guidance on Data Security in Its “Stick With Security” Blog

Password Protected
September 13, 2017
Legal Alert

Government Response to Increasing Cyber Threats

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September 12, 2017
Legal Alert

Japan and South Korea in the Pipeline for Adequacy Decision

Password Protected
September 5, 2017
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