Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Technology & Outsourcing Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Noted technology practice that offers both consulting and transactional advice. Impressive sourcing capabilities include BPO, ERP, ITO and cloud computing. Sector expertise covers energy, banking and insurance, among other areas. Increasingly involved in the cybersecurity arena, in addition to its longstanding expertise advising banks on aspects of their cloud-based deals.

Strengths"Several things make them high-caliber," states a client. "They're extremely responsive and their work is of high quality," and "they give really practical advice where business needs are considered at the same time."

One commentator reports: "They perfectly drive culture at Pillsbury. They understand the business aspects of transactions and they're client-focused, but they know how to work with suppliers in a collaborative way."

A peer states: "They have a deep bench strength and people at the top of their game."

Work highlights Represented Xerox on its $1.3 billion BPO agreement with HCL.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Oser
is the leader of Pillsbury's global sourcing and technology transactions practice, and provides expert advice on high-value outsourcing deals on both a domestic and international scale. Interviewees hold him in high regard, describing him as "very commercially minded and an excellent negotiator."

Clients prize
Benjamin Dean
's ability to "always provide excellent advice and counsel in connection with complex technology transactions." He has extensive experience in a range of transactional and outsourcing matters, and is particularly active in the technology and financial services sectors.

Brian Bodor
is recognized for his expert handling of technology transactions and outsourcing matters, including ITOs, SaaS and service agreements. "He's terrific," states a source. "He's substantive and understands this space; he's taken on operational levels of understanding."

James Alberg
is considered to be a "top-notch lawyer" and remains a prominent presence in the technology space. He covers areas such as BPOs, cloud service agreements and licensing agreements. According to interviewees, "he works hard to understand the client's business; he's a smart business adviser as well as legal adviser."

James McPhillips
' recent activity includes handling BPOs, ITOs and licensing deals. He has additional experience of advising on cloud, AI and data analytics. "He's a really smart lawyer and is customer-focused," states an impressed source.

Jeffrey Hutchings
is regarded as "an excellent technical lawyer" as well as "a great drafter and negotiator." He offers broad expertise across a range of sourcing transactions, as well as related licensing and regulatory matters.

Joseph Kendall
maintains a broad-based transactional practice, which sees him advise on high-value BPOs, SaaS agreements and application development matters. He is held in high regard by interviewees, one of whom states: "He's very smart and knows what he's doing. He's a very strong technical lawyer."

Meighan O'Reardon
is recognized for her experience in handling data privacy issues, as well as her strength across a range of technology transactions. Her recent practice includes a range of cross-border ITO and BPO mandates.