Godfrey & Kahn is proud to serve as technology counsel to some of North America’s most respected companies.
Unique in our real-world experience, our lawyers combine legal acumen with diverse industry credentials having served in capacities such as Information Security Officer at a national university, IT consultant at Accenture, technology counsel for a Fortune 100 company, and counsel to cryptocurrency and blockchain developers. Other members of our team possess technical degrees in engineering and industrial technology. Our work is contemporary, but has matured with decades of experience supporting banking, insurance, financial service, healthcare, manufacturing and IT sectors. We support our clients by delivering practical solutions that blend legal and technology insights across many areas, such as:
Technology Procurement & Outsourcing
In recent years, our team members have negotiated technology procurement and outsourcing arrangements exceeding $1 billion in aggregate value. These transactions include ITO (information technology outsourcing) and BPO (business process outsourcing) deals involving the transition of core operations such as enterprise security services, infrastructure management, help desk and call center operations, and software development services to name a few. These arrangements have involved nearshoring and offshoring with global vendors such as WIPRO, Infosys, HCL, IBM, AWS, Microsoft, to locations such as India, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Mexico and South Africa, among others.
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Our team is structured to advise clients with a full spectrum of legal support from pre-breach services, breach response, regulatory investigation and litigation management. To learn more about this area of practice, click here.