Marcella Hein is a senior associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Marcella was Corporate Counsel for a national mid-sized technology and management consulting firm. Marcella focuses her practice on a variety of domestic and international transactional matters, including information technology and outsourcing agreements, strategic alliances, software licensing and privacy matters. She has assisted clients in development and implementation of information and data security programs for privacy compliance, software licensing programs, and commercial contracting policies and procedures. Marcella has extensive experience advising on the roll-out of new service offerings in the information technology industry. She also regularly works on resolution of contractual disputes.
Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law, adjunct professor, 2014
Women in Law Empowerment Forum,, member
“Brown Bag” Webinar Subcommittee, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, co-chair, 2015
Erie Neighborhood House – Bridge a Path to Citizenship Initiative, pro bono attorney volunteer
Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, development council member
Represented large outsourcing firm in multi-year, near-billion dollar transformational BPO / ITO services contract.
Advised financial services firm on their use of open source components in SaaS trading platform in connection with merger, after intensive analysis of open source components and licenses.
Developed software licensing, distribution and resale guidelines and templates for mid-size information technology consulting firm and for a large financial services company, including provisions related to cloud computing.
Drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements for the provision of information technology services in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, energy, state and local government, banking and financial services.
Advised large rail industry client on sale and reverse license of proprietary software, as well as appropriate transition service agreement to separate sold software from remaining systems and platforms.
Drafted and negotiated agreements for third party distribution of client’s software product outside of the United States.
Developed a strategic consulting alliance between a mid-sized, IT consulting firm based in North America and a large management/IT consulting firm working predominately in Europe. The alliance included (i) processes for referring work on a priority basis between the firms, (ii) payment of associated fees, (iv) cross-licensing of intellectual property, and (iv) processes for sharing knowledge capital.
Created Information and Data Security program, including training materials, for mid-sized consulting firm with banking, healthcare and government contracting practice areas.
Represented mid-sized consulting firm in negotiation of multi-year, multi-million dollar project management contract for municipality’s roll-out of a DOE grant funded smart grid implementation.
Managed large executive recruitment firm’s global trademark registrations in approximately thirty countries.
Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Technology: Outsourcing area, 2015 and 2017.