Representing clients in complex outsourcing transactions requires the ability to navigate vital challenges with a high degree of experience. Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group has, collectively, well over a century of outsourcing experience, and has handled more than 300 outsourcing deals in the past five years and has received top accolades from many industry organizations, including Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers USA and Legal 500. Through creative approaches, astute negotiation and deep legal acumen, we offer the understanding and know-how necessary for our clients to achieve long-term successes.
Deep Bench Strength
With over 50 attorneys with expertise in outsourcing transactions, we have one of the largest outsourcing groups of any law firm, giving us deep bench strength at all attorney levels and allowing us to effectively staff large projects, close transactions under intense deadlines and advise on multiple transactions at any given time.
With offices on three continents—North America, Europe and Asia—we are a global law firm with dedicated, Chambers-ranked outsourcing and technology transactions lawyers located in key countries. Clients rely on our global presence and expertise to navigate and execute complex, multinational outsourcing transactions.
Broad Range of Transactions and Industries
We advise clients ranging in size and sophistication, from early-stage companies to the world’s leading multinational enterprises, in virtually every sector and on every transaction type—from financial services to pharmaceuticals and from traditional information technology and business process outsourcing to bet-the-company transformational deals.
Subject Matter Expertise
With leading practices in global privacy and data security, financial services, real estate, cloud computing, energy and clean technology, clients rely on us not only for our outsourcing expertise, but also for our global subject matter expertise across a range of sectors and markets.
Thought Leaders in New Market Trends
We leverage our many years of outsourcing experience to stay at the leading edge of the industry. One of our most recognized differentiators is our ability to harness new market trends and evolving technologies to structure and implement innovative outsourcing mechanisms, including cloud-based solutions, robotic process automation and strategic integrator models.
Tools, Processes and Practices
With many years of sourcing experience, we offer our clients a collection of tools, processes and practices to navigate through complex transactions—from team preparation to negotiation strategy. Our knowledge of risk, reward and deal success enables us to craft workable long-term pricing and value-for-money mechanisms.
Top Industry Rankings
Our Global Sourcing Group is consistently ranked at the top of industry rankings such as Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers USA and Legal 500. With over 10 Chambers-ranked lawyers in our outsourcing and technology transactions practices worldwide, we are celebrated for “act[ing] on cross-border outsourcing initiatives” and for our “adept formation of strategic alliances, frequently involving the integration of new technologies, as well as acquisitions, licensing and service agreements.” See our rankings.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2017 Law Firm of the Year: Information Technology Law (2012 - 2017) National: Technology Law (Tier 1) National: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Technology Law (Tier 1) New York City: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) San Francisco: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Information Technology Law (Tier 1) Washington D.C.: Technology Law (Tier 2)
Chambers Global 2016 Global: Data Protection Global: Outsourcing Global: TMT USA: Outsourcing
Chambers USA 2016 National: Outsourcing California: IT & Outsourcing (Tier 1) New York: Technology & Outsourcing (Tier 1) Washington, D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 Asia-Pacific Region: Technology, Media, Telecoms China: Technology, Media, Telecoms: International Firms
Chambers UK 2017 UK-wide: Outsourcing London: Information Technology
Chambers Europe 2016 Germany: TMT: Media
Legal 500 US 2018 Data Protection & Privacy Outsourcing Technology Transactions
Legal 500 UK 2015 IT & Telecoms
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017 China: Foreign Firms: Technology, Media & Telecoms Hong Kong: Technology, Media & Telecoms Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint VenturesJapan: Technology, Media & TelecomsSingapore: Foreign Firms: Technology, Media & Telecoms
Corporate INTL Global Awards 2016 Technology & Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in New York
Vault Guide 2014 #1 Technology Law Firm
Global Sourcing Trends in 2016
Information Technology “Law Firm of the Year” U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2017
“Morrison & Foerster offers service to key players in the pharmaceutical, financial services, media and telecoms sectors, and particularly stands out for its strength in the IT field.”(Chambers Global 2017)
“High-quality outsourcing team…Represents business at all stages of the life-cycle, but has particular expertise negotiating multisource deals on behalf of multinational companies.”(Chambers USA 2017)
Our team “has a long history in the outsourcing market and acts for clients in a broad spectrum of industries from pharmaceuticals to financial services." (Legal 500 US 2018)
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