Outsourcing TRANSACTIONAL

A top-tier practice that represents clients in sophisticated information technology, business process and other outsourcing transactions around the globe.

 

Our attorneys have extensive outsourcing experience; we have represented clients in more than 200 major outsourcing transactions. We assist our clients in all aspects of these transactions, including preparing and negotiating the services agreement and related exhibits, and continuing to advise our clients throughout the negotiations and life cycle of the relationships. The firm has leading complementary practices related to outsourcing transactions in areas such as data security and privacy, intellectual property, employment, tax, governance and dispute resolution, among others. In addition, we advise clients in the regulatory-related issues that arise through our top-tier financial services and other regulatory practices. Clients also benefit from our many years of practical experience in structuring agreements that enhance long-term performance and help achieve strategic objectives. We are quite familiar with emerging outsourcing models and new technologies that are influencing the marketplace, such as cloud computing and autonomic.

Experience

Our lawyers have represented clients in more than 200 major outsourcing transactions. As a result, we have a robust understanding of the domestic and international commercial outsourcing marketplaces. We have experienced outsourcing lawyers based in the United States and Europe, and the practice is consistently recognized by numerous rankings organizations and publications.

WilmerHale's outsourcing practice supports clients who seek comprehensive assistance in negotiating and managing complex outsourcing contractual arrangements, and our lawyers have represented many of leading global corporations and financial institutions. We address all major legal and regulatory elements of these transactions—including privacy and data security, intellectual property, employment, tax, governance, dispute resolution, regulatory—and apply years of practical experience to assist our clients in structuring agreements that enhance their long-term performance and are consistent with their strategic objectives.

We have extensive experience representing clients in virtually every industry, including retail; manufacturing; banking and other financial services; insurance; technology; general commercial; telecommunications; construction; healthcare and medical devices; transportation; electronics; biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; Internet and e-commerce; and business services. Our lawyers have represented clients on the outsourcing of virtually every type of IT and BPO service, including data center and other infrastructure; application development; network services; finance and accounting functions; procurement; call center; mortgage processing; insurance and other claims; and HR services.

We have a particular depth of experience with legal compliance issues faced by regulated businesses and can draw upon the experience of our leading practices in financial, securities and other highly regulated industries. We also can provide multijurisdictional advice through our international offices and strong network of local counsel to assist clients in structuring transactions that address legal requirements in jurisdictions outside of the United States. 

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May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

December 4, 2015

The Legal 500 Germany 2016 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

The Legal 500 has released its 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, recognizing WilmerHale in eight categories.

July 1, 2015

WilmerHale Named a Leading National Firm in the United States by The Legal 500

The Legal 500 United States has released its annual rankings, selecting WilmerHale as one of the preeminent law firms in the country.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

March 12, 2015

WilmerHale Lawyers, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of Chambers Global

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers are named among "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, the firm is recognized in 17 practice areas that span six different regions.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Twenty-nine WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World's Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm's practice areas were also recognized.

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.