Mayer Brown LLP

Technology & Outsourcing Department

Illinois
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What the team is known for Continues to be a major player in both the communications and the technology outsourcing markets. A large, well-balanced team of lawyers delivers across a broad spectrum of market sectors including finance, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare. A leader in telecommunications litigation and arbitration as well as multisourcing and offshoring. Attorneys regularly appear before the FCC as well as state and federal courts.

Strengths A client reports: "The service is very strong. They are flexible and have great depth. Whenever I think my questions are about an area so new that they can’t possibly have any experience yet, they always surprise me."

"Mayer Brown has a really strong outsourcing practice," comments one market observer, who adds: "The lawyers there are very personable."

Work highlights Acted for Wolters Kluwer in connection with the $140 million acquisition of Corsearch, its trademark research unit, by Audax Private Equity.

Notable practitioners

Brad Peterson has an excellent knowledge of outsourcing and technology matters such as cybersecurity and data analytics. He provides corporate clients with strong representation when negotiating commercial agreements. Sources depict him as "very thoughtful," as well as "very intellectual and creative in his approach."

Christian Binnig manages a busy commercial practice and dedicates much of his time to representing clients in the energy and telecommunications sectors. A peer describes him as "a really good lawyer with a great knowledge of the industry."

Dennis Friedman is admired for his extensive experience in the telecommunications sector. He handles a mixture of commercial disputes and regulatory enforcement actions.

Hans Germann is adept at obtaining favorable outcomes for clients in regulatory proceedings and commercial disputes. He maintains a heavy focus on work arising in the telecommunications industry. A client portrays him as "very responsive, good on his feet and very smart."

Tyson Covey 's practice is composed primarily of disputes relating to telecommunications and utilities. He is highly adept at representing clients before state and federal regulators.

The "fantastic" Paul Roy is lauded for his expertise in technology and business process outsourcing issues. He provides advice and representation to clients from numerous industry sectors including real estate, insurance, finance and healthcare.

Rebecca Eisner advocates tirelessly on behalf of clients in negotiations and is commended for her command of the law pertaining to technology and outsourcing. Market sources attest that she is "very smart" and "easy to work with." Her excellent reputation extends across the market, with one source disclosing: "I hear phenomenal things about her."