David N. Guedry - McDermott Will & Emery LLP

David N. Guedry

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 214-295-8091

David Guedry is a partner in the Dallas office. He is nationally recognized for more than 25 years of leadership in advising global service providers and Fortune 1000 companies on complex outsourcing relationships, including assisting with developing legal, operational, and business strategies, and translating strategy into the practical negotiation and documentation of deals.

David has significant experience managing the complexities of IT and telecommunication outsourcing agreements; business process outsourcing arrangements, with an emphasis on HR and F&A outsourcing; distribution relationships; licensing arrangements; and joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming relationships.

Although David’s primary emphasis is on working with technology businesses, a wide range of clients look to him for guidance. He has handled billions of dollars of outsourcing and other arrangements for leading providers such as Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Perot Systems Corporation, CGI Group (a Montreal based IT outsourcing company), and Hewitt Associates, a leader in the field of HR outsourcing. He represents large multinational retailers, manufacturers, airlines, and other service companies in their contractual relationships with technology services providers. David similarly advised a Big Four accounting firm in the structuring of a global delivery model for a new outsourcing services offering.

University of Nevada, Las VegasBS University of San Diego School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Texas

Client Comments

"I have worked with David on a number of outsourcing transactions and highly recommend him. He is an expert in his practice area. He is well respected by his business teams and by opposing counsel, and knows how to use his influence to work through tough issues and get deals closed in a timely and cost-effective manner."

-Alethia Theisen
Senior Attorney
Electronic Data Systems Corporation

"For any matters relating to IT outsourcing, I turn to David. David takes time to understand my company's key issues on transactions and combines that with his vast knowledge of IT outsourcing law and fantastic negotiating skills to deliver top-notch services."

"David is an extraordinary attorney. This was the first matter we worked on together, but his impact was as if he had been working with us forever. He had more experience and knowledge than anyone else in the project. He was always more prepared than anyone else. He always knew the documents better than anyone else. He always completed his responsibilities sooner and more expertly than anyone else. He always responded promptly to calls and emails. He always knew what was important and what shouldn't stand in the way of completing a deal. He was unfailingly professional in his dealings with representatives in our company and the others involved in the project. All of these qualities are useful in themselves, but taken together, they give him an authority that was a decided advantage to our company in negotiations. His participation in our project led to what I consider a very successful result for our company."

-David Nolin
Senior Corporate Attorney
The Timken Company

"I have practiced law for 28 years, both as inside and outside counsel, and can recommend David unequivocally to clients who require sophisticated counsel to assist them in outsourcing transactions, whether from the customer or the vendor perspective. David is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the country in this area. He is proficient in both the practice of law and the practical aspects of what can be a complex business transaction. Ethically, he is beyond reproach. He is a problem solver and a valued strategist."

-Jeff Gorman
Senior Attorney
Electronic Data Systems Corporation

Office Location

2501 North Harwood Street, Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in IT Outsourcing Law of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law of the Dallas Metro Area
David N. Guedry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!David N. Guedry has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law
IT Outsourcing Law

Other Information

Gender: Male