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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: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has particular expertise in the business application of blockchain technology, and is also experienced in cybersecurity projects and data exchange platforms. Philadelphia-based practice heads Michael L. Pillion and Barbara M. Melby are acting for BOX Options Exchange in relation to a blockchain and surveillance technology license and services agreement as a basis for StokynX, a joint venture that will operate as a regulated exchange for the trading of security tokens. New York-based Vito Petretti and Doneld G. Shelkey in Boston advised Colgate-Palmolive on negotiations regarding a strategic sourcing and contract management platform, and also assists the client with the management of a portfolio of IT transactions. Philadelphia-based associate Christopher C. Archer is also recommended, and Jeffrey S. Dinerstein joined the Houston office from Jones Day in June 2018.

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