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Brad Peterson

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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: Leading lawyers

Brad Peterson - Mayer Brown

Within: Outsourcing

Mayer Brownreally knows what it is doing in the outsourcing space’ and has ‘a widely respected practice and a strong team’. The firm’s business and technology sourcing practice, which predominantly advises buy-side clients such as Sears Management Holding Company, has ‘a big presence across the US market and has a lock on the Midwest’. Clients also remark that it ‘understands market standards, which allows it to quickly resolve any issues’. Brad Peterson leads the practice from Chicago, where Rebecca Eisner, Paul Roy and rising star Joe Pennell are also recommended. Daniel Masur in Washington DC is also regarded as a leading light. Peterson’s recent highlights include assisting Caterpillar with the negotiation and governance of an agreement with technology company Uptake for a data analytics platform. Eisner’s work included advising Albemarle on the implementation, hosting and licensing of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including on-premises and cloud software licenses.

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