Rakesh Gopalan > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
201 N TRYON ST, STE. 3000
United States


Rakesh Gopalan is a technology and securities lawyer, with extensive experience in complex technology and outsourcing deals, public securities issuances (including initial public offerings) and public company reporting requirements, private- and public-company mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and transactional matters. He is currently co-chair of the firm’s fintech practice and formerly co-chair of the firm’s institutional banking practice. Rakesh is actively involved in diversity and inclusion efforts within the firm and the legal community, including through his work as a founding member and current board member of the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association and as chair of the firm’s Asian Lawyers Network.

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

McGuireWoods LLP advises clients on outsourcing transactions including the outsourcing of in-house IT, financial and accounting, and HR services. The team’s client base spans sectors including consumer goods, healthcare and industrial manufacturing. Rakesh Gopalan leads the team; he also co-chairs the firm’s fintech practice and is noted for his work advising financial services companies.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

McGuireWoods LLP has an experienced team of fintech lawyers spread throughout its US office network. The firm assists banks and fintech companies on the full range of corporate, finance, regulatory, litigation, and data privacy and security issues. In addition to corporate finance matters, the team regularly assists fintech companies on shared service and partnership agreements, including related IP licensing issues. Lead partners include Charlotte-based fintech head Rakesh Gopalan, a technology and securities lawyer with good expertise in outsourcing deals and IPOs. The firm is also strong on the contentious side, with Charlotte’s Susan Rodriguez, who co-leads the firm’s financial institutions team, a key contact for related litigation, regulatory and enforcement matters, and Chicago partner Sarah Zielinski, who is highly experienced in civil claims and compliance issues. Richmond-based partner James Anderson is a key partner on the corporate finance front.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

McGuireWoods LLP represents a broad mix of technology companies and end-users on transactional and strategic matters. This includes dedicated support to companies, private equity funds and banks in M&As, joint ventures, financings and IPOs where the IP assets are a key driver. Coupled with this is a good track record for strategic advice on outsourcing agreements and software-as-a-service business models, as well as the implementation of premisis and cloud-based software. Other areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, open source software and blockchain. Charlotte-based practice head Rakesh Gopalan is an experienced technology and securities lawyer who also co-chairs the firm’s fintech practice. Corporate partner James Anderson in Richmond brings plenty of sector knowledge.