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Venable LLP

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Nora E Garrote

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Venable LLP


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United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Outsourcing

Venable LLP’s technology transactions and outsourcing team has a national presence with expertise spread across its offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Northern Virginia. The firm has a unique focus on facilities management outsourcing for clients in diverse industries including energy, retail, hospitality, entertainment and media. The practice is led from Washington DC by William Russell, Nora Garrote and AJ Zottola, and by James Nelson in New York, and it is backed up by a strong regulatory and government affairs team. Their recent work includes advising a worldwide organization on an enterprise-wide outsourcing agreement that covers the full range of IT services.

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Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

With a large portfolio of software vendor, data provider and fintech clients, Venable LLP’s core strengths center around complex technology transactions and outsourcing matters. It has particular strengths in technology-driven joint ventures and strategic alliances, IP commercialization, technology licensing and procurement, and technology transfer and systems integration matters. The practice handles a significant amount of cross-border work and it is particularly well known for its work in the hospitality, retail, healthcare and technology sectors; in recent years the practice has also expanded into the data analytics, oil and gas, petrochemicals, and entertainment and new media fields. The team recently advised Wyndham Hotel Group on negotiating a series of services agreements to evaluate and obtain SaaS-based solutions to help hotel guests communicate their hospitality needs directly with hotel staff via text messages and provide real-time, two-way staff communication. It also acts for one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies in technology license agreements, technical service agreements, joint development agreements, and R&D service agreements. The recommended attorneys are San Francisco-based James Nelson; Washington DC-based Armand Zottola; Nora Garrote, who divides her time between Washington DC and Tysons Corner; and William Russell, who splits his time between Washington DC and New York.

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