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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

2501 NORTH HARWOOD STREET, SUITE 1900, DALLAS, TX, USA
Tel:
Work +1 214 295 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 972 232 3098

Shawn Helms

Tel:
Work +1 214 295 8090
Email:
Web:
www.mwe.com
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Work Department

Technology: Outsourcing/ Corporate & Transactional/ Mergers & Acquisitions/ Technology & Commercial Transactions

Position

Partner Shawn Helms is co-head of the Firm’s Technology & Commercial Transactions and Outsourcing Groups. Shawn has broad experience in the areas of information technology, outsourcing and telecommunications. He focuses his practice on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO), licensing, cloud computing arrangements (infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS)), technology maintenance and services, technology development/customization (including iPhone, Android and other mobile device applications and systems), wireless infrastructure, social media issues, strategic alliances, e-commerce, distribution, internet of things, confidentiality, strategic sourcing and data security/privacy.

Please visit McDermott website for full biography:
https://www.mwe.com/en/team/h/helms-shawn-c


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Outsourcing

Within: Outsourcing

Shawn Helms and Jason Krieser lead the technology and outsourcing practice at McDermott Will & Emery LLP from Dallas, where nine lawyers focus on outsourcing, including recognized market expert David Guedry and newly promoted Heather Bethancourt. The firm advises both buy-side clients and service providers and its highlights included acting for agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in a $500m application development and maintenance outsourcing deal with IT services company Cognizant. Helms and Krieser led that transaction and also helped insurance provider and new client the United Services Automobile Association with a $250m cloud software procurement deal with IBM. Buy-side clients include Abbott Laboratories, Twitter and HealthPlan Services. The team also acts for service provider HCL.

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Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s ‘level of service is excellent’. Digital health is an area where the firm is particularly strong, owing to its first-class healthcare practice, In other areas, the practice advised Commerce Bank on a deal that involved replacing the bank’s core IT systems. The key partners for technology transactions are Dallas-based Shawn Helms and Jason Krieser, who ‘are terrific for substance and client management’, as well as David Guedry and Heather Bethancourt (also in Dallas) and Boston-based Sarah Hogan. On the corporate technology side, the leading partners are Wilson Chu and Gregory Hidalgo in Dallas, David Lipkin in Silicon Valley and Boston’s Albert Sokol.

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