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Brad Peterson

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Mayer Brown

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Corporate and Securities.


Brad Peterson focuses on business process and information technology outsourcing, strategic alliances and information technology transactions. Brad has represented clients in all major types of outsourcing transactions and has negotiated opposite all of the first-tier and most of the second-tier providers. He has also assisted clients in renegotiating and terminating major sourcing arrangements. He has represented customers in dozens of large outsourcing agreements with, cumulatively, over $9 billion in contract value. Brad has also represented information technology buyers in hundreds of technology transactions, such as ERP implementations, software licensing, software development agreements, hosted services agreements, and telecommunications transport agreements. With respect to ERP agreements, he advised the customer in the largest ERP implementation in the US in 2008 and the largest ERP implantation agreement in 2009.


Harvard Law School, JD, with honors, 1988; Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, MBA, cum laude, 1982; Beta Gamma Sigma Northwestern University, Computer Studies, 1977-1980; Phi Beta Kappa.

United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Fintech

The 'business savvy' practice at Mayer Brown is always 'up to date on the latest trends in emerging technology' in the financial sector. The group acts for both traditional financial institutions and established financial technology companies including Paypal and Square, which the team advises on a range of federal and state regulations. Washington DC-based David Beam , who is praised for his 'deep expertise' in this area, and Elizabeth Raymond in Chicago lead a team advising American Express and several of its subsidiaries in connection with a significant restructuring of its alternative payments and prepaid businesses. In another work highlight, a team led by the 'creative and flexible' Jerry Marlatt (who is based in New York) acted for LendingClub Corporation on a $300m consumer loan asset-backed securitization transaction involving the issuance by Consumer Loan Underlying Bond Credit Trust 2018-NP1 of asset-backed notes. The firm also defended NCR Corporation, Capital One, ABNB Federal Credit Union and SunTrust Banks in patent infringement claims brought by Capital Security Systems Corporation relating to the technology used in ATMs. Beam and Raymond head the practice alongside Steven Kaplan and Brad Peterson, who are based in Washington and Chicago respectively. 'Great negotiator' Rohith George in the Palo Alto office is a name to note for technology transformation projects.

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