Ms Alison Pollock Schwartz > Loeb & Loeb LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Alison Pollock Schwartz
Advanced Media & Technology
Alison Schwartz focuses her practice on IT and business process outsourcing, and on complex technology-related transactions. She advises both customers and service providers through all phases of these transactions, including development of RFP strategies, competitive supplier down-select processes, contract negotiation strategies, post-execution risk management and contract renewals.
Alison’s sourcing experience spans a diverse range of services, including e-commerce logistics, asset storage and fulfillment management, infrastructure and IT operations, backup storage, insurance claims processing, application development and maintenance, finance and accounting, mail and print, and customer call center.
Alison also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating other types of complex commercial agreements touching on all aspects of technology and intellectual property, ranging from software development, IT-related consulting and professional services, joint ventures and strategic alliances, data licensing, enterprise-wide system transformation, technology licensing and transfers, and everything-as-a-service matters.
In addition to her technology transaction and outsourcing practice, Alison has significant experience counseling clients on intellectual property-related matters, including licensing and transfers of IP, patent and trademark prosecution, and IP due diligence in corporate transactions, as well as advising on open source software issues, trademark clearance opinions and development of strategies for managing IP-related risks.
Alison serves clients across a broad cross section of industries, including information services, computer and network software, financial services, health care, insurance, interactive entertainment, retail, telecom, real estate and management consulting/professional services.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif
University of Illinois College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S., Electrical Engineering; Highest Honors
United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing
Loeb & Loeb LLP’s ‘smart and accommodating‘ practice group handles outsourcing matters in various industry sectors, including the healthcare, education, retail and software sectors. New York-based practice head Kenneth A. Adler and Chicago-based Alison Pollock Schwartz advised Northwell Health on the renegotiation and restructuring of legacy IT outsourcing engagements, while New York-based Akiba Stern and Washington DC-based Neil Lefkowitz assisted Claremont Graduate University with an outsourced program management agreement with Noodle Partners, which aims to provide an online degree program in information security. Similarly, the team advised the education services provider Evidence in Motion on an outsourced program management agreement with Baylor University for a physical therapy education program. Also in 2018, the Chicago office welcomed Brian L. Heidelberger, Robert H. Newman and Monique N. Bhargava, all of whom joined from Winston & Strawn LLP. New York-based associate Benjamin B. Kabak is another name to note.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional
- Intellectual property > Copyright
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Tax > Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional
- Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Industry focus > Sport
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- Real estate > Real estate
- Real estate > Real estate2
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious