Steve Gold

McGuireWoods LLP

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West Wacker Drive 77
Chicago 60601 IL US

Steve Gold is chair of the cross-departmental technology and outsourcing practice team with 30 years of experience as a technology and outsourcing lawyer. His experience includes a wide range of technology-related matters including structuring, negotiating, and advising on information technology and business process outsourcings; traditional software transactions such as commercial and strategic software licensing; large-scale systems procurement and development; and technology marketing and strategic alliances.

He also counsels clients regarding evolving “software as a service” business models, electronic publishing, Internet commerce, open source software, blockchain technology and data security and intellectual property matters relating to software and information content.

In addition to his work in the technology and outsourcing field, Steve has broad experience in corporate and business law, having represented public and private companies ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to smaller entrepreneurial entities, particularly in the software and technology fields. His experience includes work in public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Steve has an academic background and work experience in the field of computer science and systems analysis. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, he was a computer analyst at United Information Services and a computer systems consultant.


  • Representation of a Fortune 100 consumer services company in a $5 billion engagement of a third party to manage certain ongoing engineering functions on its behalf.
  • Representation of a UK-headquartered, publicly-held food ingredients producer when it entered into an approximately $20 million engagement of a consulting firm to rationalize global, disparate back-office computer systems and business processes into a single global SAP-based ERP system and global business platform.
  • Representation of a European-based print and electronic publisher in a wide variety of transactions involving electronic content distribution and electronic medical record software.
  • Representation of a confidential owner of legacy Internet protocol address space (IPv4) in the sale of unused addresses.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 wireless carrier on a wide variety of commercial IT matters. Representations have included its acquisition of software infrastructure related to its product offerings.
  • Representation of a Fortune 1000 print publisher in a variety of online initiatives to distribute its content, including structuring of both advertising-based and revenue-based online distribution.

Education :

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, 1985
  • University of Michigan, BA, with Distinction, 1981

Admissions : Illinois, Ohio

Affiliations :

  • Member, Sections of Business Law, and Science & Technology, Cyberspace Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Computing Machinery
  • Member, The International Technology Law Association


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