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Technology & Sourcing

Overview

From artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation to blockchain and cryptocurrency, businesses are leveraging transformative new technologies, purchasing information technology as a service, and reshaping how they operate, deliver on their go-to-market strategies and stay competitive in today’s global economy.

Loeb & Loeb’s Technology and Sourcing practice provides insightful, business-focused counsel to help clients harness transformative technology and leverage innovative business models to meet competitive challenges and drive enterprise goals.

We act as trusted advisers to our clients throughout the complete life cycle of their most significant technology and sourcing transactions, from strategic planning to contract negotiation to renegotiation and exit strategies. With decades of experience structuring some of the largest and most innovative deals in this space, our globally recognized IT and outsourcing lawyers know the market inside and out. We also know that today’s next-generation technology requires next-generation thinking, and we have the vision and insight to help clients negotiate and close enterprise-transforming transactions, on time and on budget.

Loeb works with clients across a wide range of industry sectors and markets — financial services, insurance, health care (both providers and payers), automotive, retail, consumer products, hospitality and real estate, to name a few. Our Technology and Sourcing lawyers integrate fully into teams across various disciplines — including advertising; digital media; intellectual property and brand asset protection; payment technologies and blockchain; and global privacy, security and data optimization, among others — enabling us to offer a holistic approach to addressing complex issues outside the traditional boundaries of technology and sourcing transactions.

Our lawyers understand how technology impacts our clients’ businesses and their business practices. We meet our clients at the intersection of innovation, enterprise and the law, helping them anticipate and navigate risks and challenges, safeguard their business interests, and drive their growth through strategic technology and sourcing relationships.  

  • Loeb lawyers work in all aspects of IT transactions, including those involving infrastructure equipment and services, enterprise software, telecommunications products and services, general business software, and emerging technologies such as cognitive computing and robotics.

    Pioneers in cloud computing, we have long been on the vanguard of helping global enterprises implement cloud-based IT strategies and Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.

    Our attorneys also leverage vast experience and market knowledge to address the new wave of technology-enabled transactions. We assist media, advertising and consumer products companies with the complex technology aspects of digital campaigns and strategies, including mobility and interactivity, payment mechanisms, and social media deployments.

    Our technology capabilities include:

    • Technology licensing, acquisition, development and implementation
    • Technology-enabled transactions
    • System development and integration agreements, including agile development
    • Enterprise technology procurement
    • IP issues, including open-source technology considerations
    • Privacy and data security issues
    • Dispute resolution
  • Loeb attorneys have been handling IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions since well before the term “outsourcing” became part of the standard business lexicon.

    We know legacy outsourcing — and we understand the evolving market and business trends and the innovative technologies and methodologies driving today’s next-generation sourcing transactions, including cloud-based solutions, robotic process automation, knowledge process outsourcing, machine learning and AI.

    We advise on some of the most complex structures to monetize our clients’ IP and knowledge-based assets, including through joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions involving a strategic sourcing component.

    We help clients implement behind-the-scenes technology and services to drive their go-to-market strategies, generate cost savings, stay ahead of market trends and meet changing customer demands.

    From traditional outsourcing arrangements to new and innovative models such as IaaS and backup as a service, Loeb lawyers have advised on hundreds of outsourcing deals spanning virtually all business categories, including:

    • Cloud-based services
    • Hosting and colocation
    • Call centers
    • Distribution and fulfillment
    • Human resources
    • Finance and accounting
    • Procurement, logistics and supply chain
    • Claims processing
    • Applications development and maintenance
    • Facilities and real estate management
    • Everything as a service
 
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