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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 profession within it.

CONTACTS

Steve Gold Partner T: +1 312 321 7664 Email
Derek A. Roach Partner T: +1 312 321 7683 Email
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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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Worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions

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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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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Private equity firm

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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Technology products distribution company

Representation of a technology products distribution company in its 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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Telecommunications joint venture

Represented a telecommunications joint venture in a complex commercial arbitration against a software developer who committed to rewrite the software running the North American 1-800 Toll Free database system.
Case Study

McGuireWoods Consulting's Illinois team helps scientific games win large state procurement

McGuireWoods LLP's subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, recently helped New York-based Scientific Games Corp. win an $89.8 million procurement contract with the Illinois Gaming Board to provide a 24-hour communications network linking all video gambling devices to a central state computer system. Scientific Games is a global provider of gaming solutions to the multibillion-dollar lottery and pari-mutuel racing industries. The deal was mentioned in an article published Aug. 16 in Crain’s Chicago Business about the arrival of video gambling in Illinois bars.

Case Study

Rubicon Technology closes $90 million offering

On June 21, 2010, Rubicon Technology, Inc. closed a $90 million offering consisting of $65 million in primary shares and $25 million in secondary shares. The offering was underwritten by UBS Investment Bank and Canaccord Genuity. The proceeds from the primary offering are being used to expand Rubicon's crystal growth and post crystal growth manufacturing facilities. McGuireWoods served as special counsel on the primary deal, and as counsel to the selling stockholders in the secondary offering.

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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
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
Email
T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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Meggan Michelle Bushee Meggan Michelle Bushee
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2360
F: +1 704 805 5085
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Emily M McIntosh Emily M. Gerritz
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215
Email
T: +1 703 712 5129
F: +1 703 712 5227
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Scott L Glickson Scott L. Glickson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
T: +1 703 712 5071
F: +1 704 444 8834
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T:+1 704 343 2070
F: +1 704 444 8834

Raphael Krowicki Raphael Krowicki
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 50
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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William B Marianes William B. Marianes
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534
Email
T: +1 404 443 5700
F: +1 404 443 5796
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Ashley Matthews Ashley B. Matthews
Associate
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288
Email
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
Email
T: +1 804 775 1166
F: +1 804 698 2230
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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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
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
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 54
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Stephanie Train Stephanie Lynn Strelau
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 641 2068
F: +1 312 698 4527
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Lorna J Tang Lorna J. Tang
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215
Email
T: +1 703 712 5416
F: +1 703 712 5184
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Speaking Engagement

ITechLaw: International India Conference

How Technology is Changing the Digital Life, Lifestyle Business and the Underworld

January 27-29, 2016
Bangalore
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

PLI Seminar

November 5, 2015
Chicago, IL
Event

European Data Protection and Security Conference

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
London
Speaking Engagement

UKTI Benelux Series 2015

Understanding and benefitting from the new EU rules for online retail

July 2, 2015
Webinar
Speaking Engagement

ITechLaw Asia-Pacific Conference

January 29, 2015
Bangalore
Speaking Engagement

Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions

November 17-18, 2014
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

PLI Seminar

November 6, 2014
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

The role of the national and European courts

October 30, 2014
Speaking Engagement

eCommerce Webinar Series 2014

Understanding and benefitting from the new EU rules for online retail

October 14, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Global E-commerce Summit 2014 Pre-Conference: e-Regulations & e-Privacy

June 16-18, 2014
Barcelona
Speaking Engagement

Operations & Technology Conference

May 13-14, 2014
Charlottesville, VA
Speaking Engagement

4th EPDP 2014: European Data Protection Days

May 12-13, 2014
Berlin
Speaking Engagement

IT Security - How Exposed are we to the Cyber Threat?

A seminar for Professional Service Providers

April 24, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Annual Conference on Data Protection in the EU 2014

April 7 - 8, 2014
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2014
Paris
Speaking Engagement

Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2013

November 18-19, 2013
Trier
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2013

PLI Seminar

November 7-8, 2013
Chicago , IL
Speaking Engagement

PL&B 26th Annual International Conference: Bridging Privacy Cultures

Data privacy cases decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights

July 1-3, 2013
Cambridge
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Legal Alert

House Sends Email Privacy Act Amendments to Senate

Password Protected
May 3, 2016
Legal Alert

Revenge of the Dorks: Their Time Has Come and They Might be Malicious

Password Protected
April 18, 2016
Legal Alert

Federal Judge Reverses Own Ruling on Release of Student Data

Password Protected
March 13, 2016
Legal Alert

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Text Released

Password Protected
March 1, 2016
Legal Alert

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Better or Worse?

Password Protected
February 15, 2016
Legal Alert

Obama Order Establishes Federal Privacy Council

Password Protected
February 11, 2016
Legal Alert

Know Your Vendors: The Importance of Comprehensive Risk Assessment Programs

Password Protected
February 9, 2016
Legal Alert

Replacing Safe Harbor: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Announced

Password Protected
February 3, 2016
Legal Alert

Cyber Insurance: Caveat Emptor

Password Protected
February 2, 2016
Legal Alert

Employers Can Read Employees’ Private Messages

Password Protected
January 25, 2016
Legal Alert

SEC Expands Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements For 2016

Password Protected
January 19, 2016
Legal Alert

FAST Act Drives Long-Awaited Gramm-Leach-Bliley Amendment

Subject to Inquiry, Password Protected
January 15, 2016
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