Vivian L. Hanson

Partner | New York | (212) 506-7393
(212) 506-7393

Vivian is chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Sourcing practice. Vivian has concentrated her practice on domestic and multijurisdictional transactions involving technology and intellectual property (IP) for clients in the media and entertainment, information services, information technologies (IT), financial services, and life sciences industries. Clients rely on her extensive experience with:

  • Software technology and IP licenses
  • Technology transfers
  • Cloud and software-as-a-service agreements
  • Business process and IT outsourcings
  • Technology-related services transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Mergers and acquisitions

She also regularly advises global Japanese clients on a wide range of technology and services-related projects and is fluent in Japanese.

Vivian is recognized as a leading advisor on U.S. and international outsourcing projects across a wide range of industries. She has counselled a number of clients on their multi-year, multi-project sourcing programs.

Vivian is an inaugural inductee into the Legal 500 2017 Hall of Fame, along with fewer than 500 other outstanding U.S. partners who have been recommended as “Leading Lawyers” for the last six years consecutively.

Vivian is a frequent speaker and has lectured for a variety of organizations, including the Practising Law Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Institutional Investors News, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (for which she has served as co-chair of the New York Chapter), Outsourcing Institute, and the Sourcing Interests Group. She has also published numerous articles that have appeared in such ALM publications as The International Trade Law Newsletter and The Technology Transactions Newsletter, on the editorial boards of which she has served.

While earning her J.D., Vivian served as submissions editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

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