Vivian L. Hanson - Morrison & Foerster LLP
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Vivian L. Hanson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 212-506-7393

Vivian Hanson is Co-Head of the U.S. Sourcing Group. Her practice is focused primarily on complex, large-scale outsourcing transactions, as well as domestic and cross-border transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property rights in a variety of industries, including information services, information technologies, financial services, life sciences, new media, and entertainment. She also advises Japanese clients and is fluent in Japanese.

She has extensive experience in outsourcing, technology transfers, licensing, and other intellectual property transactions, as well as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

A sought after speaker, Ms. Hanson has lectured for a variety of organizations on outsourcing matters, including for the Sourcing Interests Group, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and Institutional Investors News.

She has also published numerous articles on the subject which have appeared in such publications as The International Trade Law Newsletter, published by ALM, for which she currently serves on the Board of Editors, as well as The Technology Transactions Newsletter, for which she previously served as a member of the Board of Editors.

While earning her J.D., Ms. Hanson was a Submissions Editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Columbia Law School J.D. University of HawaiiBA

Client Comments

"In my 20 years doing outsourcing deals, Vivian is the most talented lawyer I have worked with in this field. As well as having a great deal of experience doing deals with both onshore and offshore vendors, she takes a very pragmatic view, is sensitive to the commercial priorities, is a very tough negotiator, and is a pleasure to do business with. I'm always glad she's on my side of the table."

-Margaret Miller
Warner Music Group

"Vivian Hanson is a very thorough and thoughtful attorney. She provides excellent insight on the terms of the contract, and, perhaps as important in any negotiation, understands both the client's and the counterparty's concerns and issues to effectively consider and address both."

"I have worked extensively with Vivian Hanson of Morrison & Foerster on a range of complex IT and BPO matters. Her subject matter knowledge is exceptional and coupled with her pragmatic approach lead to a very positive working relationship and rapid results."

-Maggie Miller

Office Location

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9601
United States

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law
IT Outsourcing Law