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Vito Petretti

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Vito Petretti is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Global Outsourcing, Technology, and Commercial Transactions Practice. Mr. Petretti's practice focuses on technology and outsourcing matters. As part of his practice, Mr. Petretti regularly drafts and negotiates an array of domestic and international outsourcing service agreements for a variety of business processes, such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, and procurement. He also drafts and negotiates a variety of information technology agreements such as software licensing agreements, hardware purchase and lease agreements, data licensing and subscription agreements, website hosting and development agreements, e-commerce agreements, and other technology-related agreements, including system implementation, joint venture, and strategic alliance agreements and a broad range of commercial agreements such as supply and distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, consulting and service agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, confidentiality agreements and other documents and agreements in support of sourcing and supply chain operations. For more information, view Mr. Petretti’s biography at


While in law school, he was a member of the Villanova Law Review, serving as associate editor from 1997 to 1998 and managing editor from 1998 to 1999


Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011, 2013-2014); Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012); Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review; Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review


Villanova University School of Law, 1999, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif; Montclair State University, 1996, M.A.; Rutgers University, 1994, B.A.

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, the technology, outsourcing and commercial transactions team has experience acting for clients across a broad range of sectors, including consumer goods, retail and automotive. Co-head Barbara Melby, who splits her time between Philadelphia and New York, led advice to Eli Lilly in various domestic and international transactions, including IT service and cross-licensing agreements. In New York, Vito Petretti has been assisting Colgate-Palmolive with a number of commercial matters, including technology transactions and distribution agreements. Michael Pillion also leads the team from the firm’s Philadelphia office. In Boston, Doneld Shelkey is a name to note.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP assists technology clients with all manner of concerns, including transactional, IP, labor, litigation, insurance, privacy, and regulatory matters. The team regularly assists longstanding client Eli Lilly with a wide range of technology transactions, including co-location agreements for data center operations, and cross-licensing agreements for critical product components; and it continues to assist SanDisk with the drafting and negotiation of commercial and IP issues related to its SD flash memory card joint venture with Toshiba and Panasonic. Barbara Melby works from the Philadelphia and New York offices, and Silicon Valley-based Rahul Kapoor is an IT and outsourcing expert. Philadelphia’s Michael Pillion is also highly rated for technology transaction work; and Doneld Shelkey, who relocated to Boston from Pittsburgh, has particular expertise in technology, e-commerce and online presence management agreements. Other names to note are Vito Petretti, who divides his time between New York and Philadelphia, and New York-based Edward Hansen.

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