Sidley Austin LLP

Mark L Kaufmann

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Practice Areas

Mark Kaufmann's clients turn to him for their most complex technology transactions encompassing outsourcing deals and sophisticated services, knowing he is dedicated to understanding their business challenges and to closing negotiations with innovative solutions. Mark, who joined the firm in 1989 and is a member of its Technology and IP Transactions team, focuses his practice on domestic and global matters encompassing the acquisition, development and licensing of software, databases, and cloud and web-based products and services, as well as on outsourcing, facilities management, data processing, consultancy, system integration and services transactions. Mark also focuses on intellectual property and technology issues that occur in the M&A context, including those involving acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, alliances, joint ventures and bankruptcies.

Professional Memberships

Mark is a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations. He has also served since 2007 as a board member of Lumity, a Chicago-based non-profit that helps inner city teens and young adults prepare for lifelong STEM careers.


Edward R. McNicholas, William RM Long, Yuet Ming Tham, Mark L. Kaufmann and Colleen T. Brown, Privacy and Security Issues in Cloud Computing, 520 Privacy & Data Security Practice Series (Bloomberg BNA 2014).