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Vincent Sanchez

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Partner and Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing


Vinny Sanchez focuses his practice on complex commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving intellectual property assets and cutting-edge technologies. 

Vinny represents clients across diverse industries on matters involving joint ventures, strategic alliances, collaborations, licensing, outsourcing and the distribution, commercialization, acquisition, and divestiture of intellectual property and technology assets.


MBA, Northwstern University; JD, University of Notre Dame; BA, University of Notre Dame

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Within: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘an intelligent and practical cyber team, the lawyers provide not only expert advice but deliver findings and analysis in a comprehensible and actionable way’. Washington DC co-chair Jim Halpert led a team that negotiated and drafted revisions to seven state breach notice laws, and advised on student privacy legislation which was enacted in three states on behalf of the State Privacy and Security Coalition. New York’s Vincent Sanchez and Washington DC-based Thomas Boyd are the other co-heads of the practice, which recently saw EU privacy expert Carol Umhoefer swap the firm’s Paris office for New York. Boyd advises on legislative and regulatory issues regarding privacy, financial services and electronic commerce, while Sanchez focuses on complex commercial transactions involving new technologies. New clients include Hyundai Motor America and Synovus Financial. In early 2017, the former co-head of the practice at Sidley Austin LLP, Anna Spencer, joined the firm's Washington DC office, bringing expertise in healthcare privacy matters. Since publication, breach response specialist Tara Swaminatha has joinedSquire Patton Boggs and Benjamin Mulcahy and Gina Reif Ilardi have joined from Jenner & Block LLP.

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Within: Outsourcing

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s practice is led by Vincent Sanchez, who advises buyers and suppliers of outsourced services, and is experienced in large-scale global implementation projects and BPOs involving human resources, accounting, financials and technology. Greg Manter led a team which advised telecoms services provider Inteliquent on the negotiation of a large services agreement over a three-year term, which requires the client to provide wireline and mobile public switched telephone network and routing services throughout the US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico for T-Mobile. Manter is also assisting a major insurance company for business, agribusiness and home and auto cover with the negotiation of a master services agreement (MSA) with PwC for consulting and implementation services. Associate Ryan Sulkin’s strengths range from ITO deals, data protection, licensing, e-commerce and IP. Adam Sak departed for a position at SourceTech Law Group and Sachin Lele departed for a position at DRL Enterprises.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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