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McGuireWoods LLP

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Steve Gold

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McGuireWoods LLP

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Specialty Corporate Practices




Steve is chair of the cross-departmental technology and outsourcing practice with over 25 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, 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.


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


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

United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Outsourcing

McGuireWoods LLP in Chicago ‘knows the industry well, response times are never an issue and the lawyers advise on matters end-to-end’. Steve Gold, who is chair of the cross-departmental technology and outsourcing practice, ‘has an impressive technical and business background’. Derek Roach is recommended for large-scale outsourcing deals as well as technology licensing and ERP integration. The firm’s recent highlights include Gold’s work for a leading satellite company in negotiating a deal for ground support services, and Roach’s advice to a large energy services company on the outsourcing of application development and application support services with a number of global service providers.

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Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

McGuireWoods LLP’s ‘excellent practice delivers great response times and value for money.’ It handles complex technology transactions and procurements as well as other information-focused transactions in sectors such as food and beverage, energy and healthcare. It acted for aerospace and defense company and serial acquirer Teledyne Technologies in its $780m acquisition of e2v technologies, a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance image sensors. It also advised fintech company AvidXchange on its $300m Series F financing, with contributions from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, MasterCard, Temasek, and an American entrepreneur. Steve Gold is ‘a go-to lawyer for technology transactions’. Derek Roach in Chicago and Charlotte’s Rakesh Gopalan are also highly rated.

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