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Steve Mann

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Steve Mann is a member of Corporate, Commercial Transactions & Outsourcing Practice Group. Steve's practice focuses on the representation of both public and private companies in a variety of commercial matters, with a particular focus on matters relating to technology (including software, licensing, distribution, integration and development transactions, including those performed on a SaaS/IaaS/PaaS basis), data commercialization and data analytics, on business process and IT outsourcing, and on other complex and cross-border commercial transactions. Steve also counsels clients in technology and security issues relating to data privacy (including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) and cybersecurity, including breach preparation and response, data encryption, data protection, data usage and cross-border data transfers. Prior to entering law practice, Steve worked for a leading technology company as a systems architect, a global information technology consulting practice manager and a program manager overseeing the integration of acquired companies.

Experience

Outsourcing

  • Termination of existing outsourcing service provider and re-outsourcing of all principal back office functions (human resources, finance and accounting, application development and maintenance, information technology infrastructure) to new service providers for a leading regional energy company, and subsequent renewals and renegotiations of these arrangements upon expiration
  • Implementation, operation and maintenance of a global inventory distribution system and passenger service system for an international airline
  • Multi-tower outsourcing transaction between a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company and a leading global hotel services provider
  • Outsourcing of all claims processing functions of a large regional health insurance provider to a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company
  • Building a consortium of near-shore call center providers (sales, collections and customer service) for a leading regional energy company
  • Outsourcing of all data center functions for newly-independent private banking institution

Technology and Commercial

  • Sale of unused IP addresses by a leading technology services provider
  • Processing and other services agreements relating to services provided by midstream oil and gas companies
  • Advising multiple Silicon Valley-based companies on data commercialization and data privacy practices
  • Development of cyber-security provider portfolio for leading regional cable and internet provider
  • Multiple transactions between leading provider of customer loyalty program services and prominent consumer brands
  • Cooperation and interconnection between various international ride sharing companies
  • IP backbone and interconnection arrangements between various regional internet providers
  • Ongoing representation of international airline in information technology and related commercial transactions
  • Entry by leading hospital network into U.S. and E.U. group purchasing organization membership, including the underlying commercial terms

M&A

  • Divestiture of certain products and associated intellectual property assets by a leading provider of IP infrastructure and application solutions
  • Acquisition of healthcare technology and management consulting firm by aleading technology services provider
  • Sale of government contracting subsidiary by a leading technology services provider
  • Multiple acquisitions and divestitures by a leading international corrugating and containerboard supplier
  • Sale of controlling interest in prominent Silicon Valley online business to consortium of venture and growth equity firms
  • Acquisition of a leading provider of cyber and network security solutions by a European technology and media conglomerate