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McGuireWoods LLP

77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 4100, CHICAGO, IL 60601, USA
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Work +1 312 849 8100
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Fax +1 312 849 3690
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www.mcguirewoods.com

Steve Gold

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Work +1 312 321 7664
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McGuireWoods LLP

Work Department

Specialty Corporate Practices

Position

Partner

Career

Steve is chair of the cross-departmental technology and outsourcing practice with over 25 years of experience as a technology and outsourcing lawyer. His experience includes a wide range of technology-related matters including structuring, negotiating, and advising on information technology and business process outsourcings; traditional software transactions such as commercial and strategic software licensing; large-scale systems procurement and development; and technology marketing and strategic alliances. He also counsels clients regarding evolving "software as a service" business models, electronic publishing, Internet commerce, open source software, and data security and intellectual property matters relating to software and information content. In addition to his work in the technology and outsourcing field, Steve has broad experience in corporate and business law, having represented public and private companies ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to smaller entrepreneurial entities, particularly in the software and technology fields. His experience includes work in public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Steve has an academic background and work experience in the field of computer science and systems analysis. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, he was a computer analyst at United Information Services and a computer systems consultant.

Member

Member, Sections of Business Law, and Science & Technology, Cyberspace Law Committee, American Bar Association; Member, Association of Computing Machinery; Member, The International Technology Law Association

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, 1985; University of Michigan, BA, with Distinction, 1981


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Outsourcing

Within: Outsourcing

McGuireWoods LLP handles the negotiation of outsourcing agreements, assists with data privacy aspects of outsourcing transactions and advises on information technology and business process outsourcing. Charlotte-based Rakesh Gopalan advised Top RX, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, on its engagements with cloud platform Evolve IP, which aims to revamp and outsource elements of the client’s technology assets to external data centers and eliminate technological redundancies. Contacts in the Chicago office include Derek A. Roach and Steve Gold, who acts as chair of the technology and outsourcing practice group.

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Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

Headed by Michael B. Woodard in Richmond, the team at McGuireWoods LLP has particular expertise in fintech and advanced software-related projects, where it advises across the gamut of IP and licensing arrangements. Other contacts in the department include Rakesh Gopalan in Charlotte, and Chicago-based Steve Gold, who has been advising energy service provider Direct Energy on a pilot project to utilize blockchain technology in an electricity procurement application. The practice group saw several personnel changes in 2018: Dallas-based Stuart M. Rasley joined the team from Squire Patton Boggs, Rebecca A. Brophy  joined the Raleigh office from Smith Anderson, and Chicago-based Gregory P. Hawver joined from Winston & Strawn LLP; in San Francisco, however, Lior O. Nuchi left for Norton Rose Fulbright, while Elliot Katz left to found an automotive company.

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