, Northern Virginia
Our multinational and integrated approach to outsourcing draws on the firm's experience in a wide range of industry sectors to enable us to deliver advice that meets your strategic objectives.
Because we represent both customers and service providers, our outsourcing lawyers understand the goals and perspectives of each of the parties in an outsourcing transaction. This understanding enables us to propose solutions that accommodate the needs of both parties to the difficult issues that arise in outsourcing negotiations. Clients in sectors such as aerospace, education, e-commerce, financial services, health care, information technology, insurance, manufacturing and supply, pharmaceuticals, real estate, staffing, and telecommunications turn to us for advice during the entire outsourcing process, from service-provider selection through to contract drafts and negotiations.
Our lawyers will guide you through the most heavily negotiated aspects of transactions: service levels and service credits, intellectual property ownership allocations, termination rights and termination fees, cross-border data transfers, workforce reductions and employee transfers, indemnification obligations, and limitations of liability. We advise clients on issues peculiar to offshore outsourcing arrangements, such as tax planning, export control compliance, and allocating currency-exchange risks. Our lawyers can also help you enhance the value of outsourcing through benchmarking, gain-sharing arrangements, and setting up ancillary agreements for commercializing new intellectual property. In addition, we have significant experience in handling legal claims in outsourcing projects that have failed.
Awards and rankings
- Recognized among the leading global outsourcing practices, Chambers Global, 2012
- Recognized among the leading U.S. outsourcing practices, Chambers USA, 2011
- Recognized among the leading outsourcing practices in the United Kingdom, Chambers UK, 2012 and Legal 500 UK, 2011
- Recognized among the leading IT & outsourcing practices in Germany. Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2011
A truly international practice ... [which] typically handles cross-border deals.