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Outsourcing 2012: Cloud, Innovation and Other Hot Topics

 
Author(s): Brad L. Peterson, William A. Tanenbaum, John F. Delaney, George Kimball, Michael S. Mensik
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property, International Law
Published: Oct 2012
ISBN: 9781402418624
PLI Item #: 35673
CHB Spine #: G1107

Michael Mensik is a partner with Baker & McKenzie LLP and a founding member of the firm’s Global Information Technology/Communications Law practice. Ranked as a leading Technology and Outsourcing attorney by Chambers, Mr. Mensik is described as “an expert in a variety of topics and knows the best person in every office around the world for your situation.” In 2009, he was inducted into the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ “Outsourcing Hall of Fame.”

Mr. Mensik was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and resided in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until 1964. He attended Stanford University (B.A., Economics, with distinction, 1976) and the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall (J.D. and M.A., Economics, 1980). While a student, Mr. Mensik attended Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per? in Lima, Peru. He spent several years working at the firm's Madrid office in the 1980's. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois.


Brad Peterson is a co-chair of PLI’s outsourcing program in Chicago leads the Technology Transactions practice at Mayer Brown.  His practice focuses on outsourcing, data, digital services, and software transactions.

Brad has been ranked as a Band 1 individual for several years in both Chambers Global (Global – US Outsourcing category) and Chambers USA (Illinois Technology and the National Outsourcing categories) (“the gold standard of legal advisers on IT outsourcing and contracts”).  Best Lawyers named Brad as the Information Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Chicago" for 2017.   Legal 500 has for several years named Brad as a Leading Lawyer ("singled out for praise“).

Brad earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a JD from Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, he worked for years as a computer programmer and an IBM Marketing Representative.


William A. Tanenbaum is an IP, technology, data and cybersecurity lawyer and the Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group in the New York office of the AmLaw 100 firm Polsinelli  PC.  Bill is highly ranked by Chambers, Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal in IT & Outsourcing in the U.S. and internationally.   He was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report;  as one of 6 U.S. lawyers in Best Data Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Data 2018;  as one of the Top 5 IT lawyers in the country by Who’s Who Legal; and as one as one of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists.  

Those legal ranking researchers find that “he has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market [and] he is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures and has strong litigation experience;  that he has “formidable expertise in cybersecurity and data licensing and is considered one of the leading names in the domestic market;” and that he “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”   Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.      


John Delaney advises clients ranging from startups to FORTUNE 500 companies on licensing, intellectual property and technology-related matters. John’s experience includes negotiating complex IT and business process outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, joint ventures, software and content development agreements and licenses and similar transactions. John routinely advises clients on matters relating to social media, mobile apps, cloud computing, AI, big data analytics, smart contracts, blockchain and other emerging technologies. 

John also assists clients in identifying online liability issues and developing risk-reduction strategies, including in connection with data scraping, online marketing campaigns, user-generated content, voice platforms and interactive products and services.   

In the media space, John has extensive experience with the licensing of music, TV, film and other content for transmitting, streaming or downloading through traditional distribution channels and online platforms. 

In the social media space, John is highly knowledgeable of the rapidly evolving law of social media, social influencers and interactive marketing. He drafts and helps implement social media policies and guidelines, advises on compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Communications Decency Act (CDA) safe harbors, and assists with online tracking and issues in connection with corporate blogs, third-party social media platforms and mobile applications.

John is a frequent author, blogger and lecturer on technology and intellectual property law developments.


George Kimball is a member of the outsourcing and technology practice at Wiggin and Dana LLP.

Before joining his present firm, he was an Associate General Counsel at HP, where his responsibilities included negotiation of major outsourcing engagements; teaching, training and practice tools for HP lawyers, sales executives and account executives; and legal support for cloud and security businesses.

Earlier in his career, he spent more than 30 years in private practice in California, including partnerships at Latham & Watkins, Arnold & Porter, Baker & McKenzie and a Los Angeles technology boutique, Kimball & Weiner LLP.

Since the early 1990s, he has advised clients concerning contracts to outsource information technology and business processes in a wide range of industries. He is author of Outsourcing Agreements: A Practical Guide (Oxford 2010). He has been ranked as a leading outsourcing lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Legal 500.

A native of Southern California and resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, George is a graduate of UCLA, University College London and the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches as an adjunct lecturer. He is a member of the Bar in California, Michigan and New York and has been admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.