HunterMaclean’s information technology and outsourcing practice group provides clients with effective, practical, and dynamic solutions to technology-related contracting and legal compliance needs. Under the leadership of acclaimed information technology attorney Diana J. P. McKenzie, the information technology practice group is comprised of attorneys with extensive experience in corporate law, privacy, business litigation, and information technology law. Our attorneys provide cutting-edge information technology solutions for our clients, from negotiating outsourcing and other technology contracts to developing electronic commerce service agreements.
The practice group’s technology-related focus benefits a variety of clients in different industries and in various geographic locations. The group has extensive experience in information technology transactions, including outsourcing, ERP, systems integration, consulting and support services, telecommunications, equipment acquisition, software development and technology licensing/acquisition, strategic alliance, web hosting, electronic commerce, and Internet-related issues.
Attorneys in the information technology and outsourcing practice group also stay on top of the latest developments in privacy law and security-related regulations, advising clients and assisting them in developing up-to-date compliance programs and other strategic planning initiatives.
Our attorneys provide unique value to clients through:
Extensive experience with vendors
We have negotiated with nearly all of the major vendors and a substantial number of the minor players in the information technology and outsourcing space numerous times and know the issues on which they will typically give, as well as the issues on which they will typically take a firm stance.
Technical and legal knowledge
Information technology and outsourcing contracts require particular provisions to ensure that purchased technology is properly installed, implemented (including training), tested, and maintained, with special warranties that provide meaningful remedies, and disentanglement provisions that will govern the transition when the contract expires or terminates. Similarly, information technology and outsourcing contracts require particular provisions to ensure that the services are properly performed by qualified personnel in accordance with specified service levels.
Practical business experience
All of our attorneys have practical experience in technology-focused businesses prior to attending law school, including software development, management of information technology systems, and engineering. We also have attorneys with MBAs and experience as in-house counsel.
We work closely with clients at the earliest possible stage, typically during the creation of the RFP, to develop the client’s priorities. We then use our extensive experience with vendors, our technical and legal knowledge, and our practical business experience to achieve the client’s priorities through effective and efficient contract negotiations.