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Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business

Author(s): Stuart D. Levi
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: Feb 2011
Supplement Date: Jan 2013 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402413216
PLI Item #: 10624

In today’s global economy, companies are engaging in enterprise-wide outsourcing efforts while increasing their outsourcing of various business processes such as payroll and benefits administration.

Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business examines different types of outsourcing, special considerations for outsourcing to India and China, and the life cycle of a typical outsourcing transaction. This treatise guides you on how to organize your internal resources to prepare for outsourcing relationships; use outside consultants; maximize the benefits of benchmarking; handle the vendor selection process; develop pricing structures and fee arrangements; negotiate the agreement and schedules that drive the business deal; effect dispute resolution techniques; and manage the outsourcing relationship after signing.

Sample key contract provisions help you to define the scope of services, establish standards of care and governance, set liability caps, deal with intellectual property issues, and resolve disputes.

Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business is a vital reference for new vendors and customers as well as for experienced outsourcing players.
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Mr. Levi has a broad and diverse practice that includes outsourcing transactions, technology and intellectual property licensing, privacy and cybersecurity advice, fintech and blockchain matters, branding and distribution agreements, cloud computing agreements, technology transfers, strategic alliances and joint ventures. His background in computer science, data privacy and the information technology industry allows Mr. Levi to understand the technology and business drivers underlying agreements and transactions in these areas.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Levi was director of intellectual property for Reuters America Inc. and a vice president of Reuters NewMedia Inc. In these roles, he was responsible for all of Reuters’ technology and intellectual property matters. He also negotiated Reuters’ early stage investments in Yahoo!, Infoseek and Sportsline.

Mr. Levi has written and spoken on numerous outsourcing, privacy, technology and intellectual property issues, and each year he co-chairs the Practising Law Institute’s Open Source Institute. He was selected as a member of Law360’s 2012 Privacy/Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Levi has been named by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” since 2004 and by Chambers Global as one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in technology transactions each year since 2002. In 1999, he was selected by Crain’s New York Business for its list of “Forty Under Forty — New York’s Rising Stars,” where he was cited for his work in Internet law. In addition, Mr. Levi repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for information technology law.