Brad L. Peterson is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. He leads the Technology Transactions practice. Lauded by clients as “astonishingly talented” (Chambers USA 2010), Brad has focused his practice for 20 years on helping companies work better with their technology and operations suppliers.
In outsourcing, he has represented customers in dozens of large managed services agreements with, cumulatively, over $15 billion in contract value. In the past five years, he has represented clients in increasing numbers of contracts with digital services providers, including cloud, data analytics, “as a Service” and automated process scopes and cyber security and privacy issues related to those scopes.
He also has extensive experience representing companies’ licensing enterprise systems and contracting for systems integration and systems development for those systems. He benefits in this practice from majoring in Computer Studies as an undergraduate, receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, and working as a software developer and IBM Marketing Representative for years before attending Harvard Law School.
Brad is a frequent and popular speaker and writer on outsourcing, the Digital Age, and emerging technology topics. Brad has for several years been a co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s program on Outsourcing.
- Northwestern University, Computer Studies, Phi Beta Kappa
- The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA, cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma
- Harvard Law School, JD, with honors, Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
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- Advised a worldwide safety consulting and certification company regarding its data analytics capabilities, with a particular focus on permitted uses of data received from its commercial test clients, and from its own service activities, as well as from other sources.
- Represented a global chain of fast food restaurants in the negotiation of a public cloud services agreement with Amazon Web Services and a cloud integration and management agreement with Datapipe.
- Advised a pharmaceutical and health care supplies company in the outsourcing of email and collaboration platforms to a public cloud environment on Microsoft Office 365 and developing collaboration platform on Salesforce.com for a global healthcare company operating in over 130 countries.
- Assisted an educational and trade publisher in moving to Digital Age learning services, including entering into agreements with Amazon Web Services as a public cloud provider and Connectria as a cloud integrator.
- Represented a leading property and casualty insurance company in outsourcing claims-processing functions in one of the first such transaction to be implemented in an outsourcing model with transfers of hundreds of employees.
- Represented a buildings materials company in outsourcing IT, finance, human resources and contact center functions for 50 countries in a transaction with over $1 billion in announced savings compared to the in-scope function.
- Represented a large private company in a $500 million transaction where the provider will implement an ERP system, provide all information technology infrastructure, and provide the people and technology to perform full-scope finance and accounting functions.
- Represented a Fortune 500 manufacturer of consumer products in outsourcing of human resources functions in the US and several European countries.
- Represented an insurance broker in re-negotiating a finance and accounting outsourcing arrangement.
- Represented an insurer on an agreement to outsource underwriting, claims administration, and care management functions for its insurance business.
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