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DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

Work Department

Corporate; Regulatory and Government Affairs; Intellectual Property and Technology; Mergers and Acquisitions; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Cybersecurity;
Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing; Life Sciences; Energy and Natural Resources; Media, Sport and Entertainment; Healthcare; Technology


Partner; Global Co-Chair, Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing


Vinny Sanchez is the Global Co-chair of DLA Piper’s Technology Transactions and Strategic Sourcing practice and is highly recognized as a leading IT and outsourcing lawyer by The Legal 500 and Chambers.

Vinny advises clients in complex technology, strategic sourcing/outsourcing and commercial transactions as well as with respect to governance, workouts and disputes relating to such transactions. His strategic sourcing/outsourcing experience involves the outsourcing of key business and technology operations, such as information technology (application development/management, infrastructure, etc.), human resources, facilities management, finance, accounting, supply chain management, research and development, networks/telecommunications, and other key operational functions. He represents clients in connection with large-scale global implementation and transformation projects, including the migration of key business processes to cloud-based services. He also represents clients on matters involving the development of strategic sourcing programs, technology acquisitions and divestitures, data center/co-location agreements, technology joint ventures, strategic alliances, collaborations, licensing and the distribution and commercialization of technology and data assets.

In the area of digital strategic asset management, Vinny advises clients in navigating the legal and operational risks associated with the digital transformation of the enterprise and the evolution of business models that leverage both technology and data as strategic assets to be optimized and potentially monetized. He works with clients through their digital journey, including navigating the phases of ideation/incubation, innovation and commercialization or operational integration. As a trusted digital advisor, he guides clients through (1) the risks associated with establishing new digitally-focused business models and platforms, (2) the adoption of new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, cloud enablement and blockchain, (3) managing technology and data as core strategic assets, and (4) navigating the risks associated with complex ecosystems dependent upon digital technologies and data assets (e.g., business continuity and concentration risk).

In the area of workouts and dispute resolution, Vinny leverages his early experience as a litigator to work with clients to navigate audits with technology providers and to navigate and resolve disputes that arise during the normal course of a complex technology, outsourcing and commercial relationships.


J.D., University of Notre Dame; M.B.A., Northwstern University; B.A., University of Notre Dame

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

(Leading lawyers)

Vincent SanchezDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) stands out for the international nature of its outsourcing practice, advising prominent multinationals on outsourcing transactions covering their global operations as well as acting for providers of these services. The team’s clients come from a range of sectors, including technology, pharmaceuticals, and professional and financial services. In addition to its work for international companies, the practice was recently engaged by a Middle Eastern country to advise on the procurement of an emergency responder network. Practice head Vincent Sanchez is recognized for his skill in handling the outsourcing of core business processes as well as transactions involving technology, such as cloud-based outsourcings and software development agreements. Sanchez works across the firm’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices; Gregory A. Manter in San Diego is known for his work on technology transactions. Joshua Benson in Washington DC is another name to note in the team, with experience advising clients from highly regulated industries on global transactions.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a good spread of experience that covers high-end corporate finance transactions as well as standalone technology matters. The multi-faceted practice is spread throughout the firm’s impressive domestic network of offices, with active partners practising out of the West and East Coasts, and the central states. The lawyers are well-versed in providing support on high-end corporate mandates including SPAC mergers, IPOs and financings. Open licensing contracts, strategic relationships, outsourcing negotiations, data privacy, digital transformations and collaboration agreements all feature prominently on the agenda, with the team operating comfortably across a range of technologies, including blockchain, fintech, semiconductors, insurtech, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. The global team is also highly experienced in cross-border transactions and is co-chaired by Victoria Lee in Silicon Valley and Chicago-based Vincent Sanchez. San Diego’s Mark Lehberg is experienced in outsourcing, cloud computing and software as a service. John Gilluly in Austin is also highly active.