Press Release

Morrison & Foerster Expands Outsourcing and Technology Group in London


London, 24 July 2006  Jon Edgell is joining the London office of Morrison & Foerster as a partner in the firm’s Technology Transactions Group.

Mr. Edgell is one of the UK's leading outsourcing lawyers.  He advises clients on complex IT outsourcing transactions and business process outsourcings involving human resources, facilities, payroll, accounting and other systems and processes.  He works on offshore, near-shore and onshore projects and has particular experience with the Indian outsourcing market.

Mr. Edgell's clients include banks, airlines, and major international companies and, while his practice is primarily focused on outsourcing customers, he has also advised vendors in the outsourcing sector, giving him a deep understanding of the commercial drivers behind outsourcing deals. 

Mr. Edgell's practice also spans information technology and e-commerce matters. 

Jon Edgell said:  "The chance to join Morrison & Foerster is a great opportunity for me.  They have a great team of outsourcing lawyers, not just here in London but also on both coasts of the United States and in Asia.  It's an exciting move to a global firm with a global outsourcing practice."

Alistair Maughan, who leads Morrison & Foerster's Technology Group in London and also chairs the firm's Global Sourcing Group said: "Jon joining us is great news for our London practice and the firm.  Jon is a great guy and he has a highly-regarded technology and outsourcing practice, all of which makes him a perfect fit with the team we are building at Morrison & Foerster."

Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster, said: "Being able to recruit Jon fits perfectly with two key parts of Morrison & Foerster's strategy: growth of our London office and enhancing our strengths in technology and outsourcing transactions."

Mr. Edgell was formerly a member of the highly-regarded outsourcing and technology practice at Tite & Lewis which joined Lawrence Graham in 2004.

Morrison & Foerster's Technology Transactions Group advises on all matters relating to the development, purchase, sale or licensing of technology.  The group offers expertise in both intellectual property and commercial law, as well as business acumen, technology savvy, and knowledge of industry best practices.  The firm's multi-disciplinary Global Sourcing Group is comprised of over 60 experienced sourcing lawyers in our U.S., European and Asian offices who provide a seamless global service on all aspects of outsourcing.





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