Technology Transactions and Sourcing
Technology Transactions and Sourcing
Some of the largest software and information technology companies in the U.S. have worked with Kelley Drye lawyers for many years.  We seek to develop similar long-term relationships with all of our technology transaction and sourcing clients.    

We’ve handled some of the world's largest and most complex technology-driven transactions and sourcing arrangements for clients on both sides of the deal and across a range of industries, giving us a 360-degree perspective and earning us a great deal of credibility and trust around the deal table that enables us to shape transactions tactically, work collaboratively with all parties and reach resolutions quickly.

Our team can guide you through the entire lifecycle of your technology or sourcing transaction, from strategic planning and the Request for Proposal or Request for Information stages through contract negotiation and deal closing and post-signing issues, including renegotiation and exit strategies, transitioning back and ramping down.  We provide creative ideas for gaining bonus benefits from outsourcing relationships, including options for gain sharing or opportunities to seize and market any resulting intellectual property.  Members of our team also have extensive experience counseling on issues related to the intellectual property licensing and ownership issues in technology-driven transactions.

Our Technology Transactions and Sourcing attorneys help customers and providers in:

  • Outsourcing–We handle information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) across virtually all categories of outsourcing, including human resources, claims processing, back-office functions, finance and accounting, applications development and maintenance, hosting and facilities management.

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation–As formal dispute resolution proceedings become more frequent, especially with large-scale enterprise projects, our cross-disciplinary team of litigators and information technology transactional attorneys work closely with clients throughout the process to develop intelligent, business-driven solutions that align with our client’s interests and minimize costs and business disruptions.

  • Cross-Border Agreements–Our team is experienced and adept at forging complex technology transactions involving companies in multiple jurisdictions, in particular arrangements involving resources based in India, where our integrated India affiliate office provides exceptional guidance and on-the-ground support.  Clients who pursue transactions involving global service delivery models rely on us to manage issues unique to these complex cross-border deals, including allocating currency exchange and inflation risks, and dealing with data privacy and export controls.

  • Our team has decades of experience in assisting both providers and users of technology and data solutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting their most complex contractual arrangements.

  • Our team has been at the forefront of transactions with components involving software and infrastructure delivered as a service via the cloud, digital solutions, data analytics, and mobility and social media, including assisting our provider clients in integrating their traditional service offerings with these components.

  • Our attorneys work alongside our clients—leading integrators, software developers, enterprise software providers and specialized technology vendors—to address all aspects of software integration and development projects.  We have extensive experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and application development projects, and frequently work on matters involving traditional on-premise software deployment models and cloud service models.

  • We’ve also consulted on technology-driven transactions in numerous industries, including for clients that handle sensitive information, such as banks, insurers and health care companies.

 
 

Overview

Some of the largest software and information technology companies in the U.S. have worked with Kelley Drye lawyers for many years.  We seek to develop similar long-term relationships with all of our technology transaction and sourcing clients.    

We’ve handled some of the world's largest and most complex technology-driven transactions and sourcing arrangements for clients on both sides of the deal and across a range of industries, giving us a 360-degree perspective and earning us a great deal of credibility and trust around the deal table that enables us to shape transactions tactically, work collaboratively with all parties and reach resolutions quickly.

Our team can guide you through the entire lifecycle of your technology or sourcing transaction, from strategic planning and the Request for Proposal or Request for Information stages through contract negotiation and deal closing and post-signing issues, including renegotiation and exit strategies, transitioning back and ramping down.  We provide creative ideas for gaining bonus benefits from outsourcing relationships, including options for gain sharing or opportunities to seize and market any resulting intellectual property.  Members of our team also have extensive experience counseling on issues related to the intellectual property licensing and ownership issues in technology-driven transactions.

Our Technology Transactions and Sourcing attorneys help customers and providers in:

  • Outsourcing–We handle information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) across virtually all categories of outsourcing, including human resources, claims processing, back-office functions, finance and accounting, applications development and maintenance, hosting and facilities management.

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation–As formal dispute resolution proceedings become more frequent, especially with large-scale enterprise projects, our cross-disciplinary team of litigators and information technology transactional attorneys work closely with clients throughout the process to develop intelligent, business-driven solutions that align with our client’s interests and minimize costs and business disruptions.

  • Cross-Border Agreements–Our team is experienced and adept at forging complex technology transactions involving companies in multiple jurisdictions, in particular arrangements involving resources based in India, where our integrated India affiliate office provides exceptional guidance and on-the-ground support.  Clients who pursue transactions involving global service delivery models rely on us to manage issues unique to these complex cross-border deals, including allocating currency exchange and inflation risks, and dealing with data privacy and export controls.

Experience

  • Our team has decades of experience in assisting both providers and users of technology and data solutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting their most complex contractual arrangements.

  • Our team has been at the forefront of transactions with components involving software and infrastructure delivered as a service via the cloud, digital solutions, data analytics, and mobility and social media, including assisting our provider clients in integrating their traditional service offerings with these components.

  • Our attorneys work alongside our clients—leading integrators, software developers, enterprise software providers and specialized technology vendors—to address all aspects of software integration and development projects.  We have extensive experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and application development projects, and frequently work on matters involving traditional on-premise software deployment models and cloud service models.

  • We’ve also consulted on technology-driven transactions in numerous industries, including for clients that handle sensitive information, such as banks, insurers and health care companies.

Partner
Email (312) 857-2537(312) 857-2537
Mike Ryan chairs the firm’s Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group.  He focuses his practice on a variety of complex transactional matters in the technology and business pr...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7605(212) 808-7605
Admitted to practice in both the United States and India, Talat Ansari chairs the firm’s India practice group.  In his fourth decade of practice, Talat advises on corporate and commerci...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7535(212) 808-7535
Chris Drewes’s practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate, and his work includes real estate financing, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, development, construction, leas...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7771(212) 808-7771
Bill Escobar is one of Kelley Drye’s leading trial lawyers.   Bill defends, prosecutes and resolves serious business disputes for both domestic and international business clients. &nbs...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7084(312) 857-7084
Givonna St. Clair Long focuses her practice on complex business litigation, labor and employment litigation, commercial and consumer litigation, class action defense and regulatory investigations....
Partner
Email (212) 808-7982(212) 808-7982
Deepak Nambiar is a partner in the firm's New York office.  He focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate and general commercial matters, with special emphasis on technology licens...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7087(312) 857-7087
Michael Dover’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution.  Mike has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts and st...
Senior Associate
Email (312) 857-2530(312) 857-2530
Marcella Hein focuses her practice on a variety of domestic and international transactional matters, including technology transactions, global sourcing engagements, strategic alliances, software li...

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