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In Chambers' 2006 review of international legal talent in the area of "TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing," our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
Kirkland partner Gregg Kirchhoefer was selected as a leading individual in this area.
The Firm: Market sources particularly note this practice for its team of over 50 attorneys involved in outsourcing work. It earned praise for its customer-side work, although it also represents service providers. It built a historical presence in "some of the earliest outsourcing transactions," say observers, and continues to handle major work. Recent examples include advising a customer - a multinational investment bank - in the global outsouricng of its human resources functions, including implementation of a new software platform. On behalf of the service providers, the team advised on an IT outsourcing transaction involving PeopleSoft enterprise applications, and a hosting engagement with a major hardware and hosting services provider.
The Lawyers: Gregg Kirchhoefer heads the firm's IP and technology transactions practice group in Chicago. He acted for the customer, an insurance company, in an outsourcing initiative including work on RFP.
Clients/Work Highlights: The team acts for service providers and customers in manufacturing, financial services and other business sectors seeking to outsource critical functions. Key clients include top names such as: ACS; Vertex; Outsourcing; Morgan Stanley; Goldman Sachs, and Newscorp.