Nancy Ryan

Nancy B. Ryan Partner

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Nancy is an action-oriented business lawyer with extensive experience negotiating and managing commercial and outsourcing agreements, with expertise in technology, professional services, software licensing (including SaaS), data privacy and security agreements. Drawing on her nearly three decades of experience as in-house counsel at two Fortune 500 technology companies, she is recognized as a trusted advisor who regularly provides creative and effective solutions to clients’ challenges by deeply understanding strategic imperatives, analyzing and negotiating complex commercial deals and minimizing unreasonable risk.

Nancy regularly negotiates and manages a variety of strategic technology transactions including those related to software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, hardware, software licensing, consulting services, support services, managed services, data privacy and information security. Nancy’s practice has particularly focused on addressing issues pertaining to cyber security, privacy, Graham-Leach-Bliley Act compliance, HIPAA compliance, termination assistance, enterprise software licensing, intellectual property ownership and indemnification. She has closed numerous complex contracts involving large global strategic, enterprise and mid-size companies from a variety of industries—including financial institutions, healthcare, pharmaceutical companies, media, and oil and gas. Clients rely on Nancy’s experience in balancing business imperatives and objectives with risk mitigation to close large, multimillion-dollar deals with multinational companies.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Nancy served as lead legal counsel for North America sales at a Fortune 500 technology company. Nancy is dedicated to applying her extensive experience and in-depth understanding of commercial, technology and outsourcing agreements to advance her clients’ business goals and objectives through thoughtful legal counsel and pragmatic solutions.