Gregg Kirchhoefer

Gregg Kirchhoefer


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized since 2006

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law

Technology Law

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Building on work experience in the computer industry, Gregg Kirchhoefer's practice is focused on transactional and counseling matters primarily involving information technology, telecommunications, eCommerce, artificial intelligence, robotics, life sciences, pharma, biotechnology, other technologies, and intellectual property, corporate and commercial issues. Gregg founded the Firm’s intellectual property/technology transactions and outsourcing practice groups.

In addition, Gregg works closely with the Firm's corporate, private equity, tax, and restructuring attorneys on mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital/private equity transactions, securities offerings, financing transactions, and restructuring counseling and related transactions, and with the Firm's litigation attorneys on contentious matters requiring consulting on matters within Gregg's knowledge domain.

Gregg's outsourcing experience spans more than 35 years and in that time he has handled some of the largest, most comprehensive outsourcings in history. One transaction that exemplifies the breadth and historical strength of such experience is the original services agreement between General Motors Corporation and EDS in 1985 (as well as many subsequent agreements) that included all of General Motors' IT functions, assets and personnel.

He also was responsible for the seminal BPO transactions in the late 1980s and first handled an offshore IT outsourcing transaction with an Indian service provider in 1988.Gregg has represented both service providers and customers in manufacturing, financial services, utilities, consumer products and other industries in these types of transactions.

Gregg's IT outsourcing experience has covered the panoply of IT-related and IT-enabled functions and has included data center operations and hosting, applications process outsourcing (APO) (including applications development and maintenance), applications service provider (ASP) (including applications hosting and management), Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), help desk, telecommunications services (including voice, data, and video services), and network management.

Location
  • 333 West Wolf Point Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60654
Education
  • Saint Louis University, J.D., graduated 1982

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, Illinois

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Information Technology Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Information Technology Law, Chicago (2016)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Information Technology Law
  • Technology Law
Special Focus:
  • Commercial
  • Communications
  • Hardware
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Licensing
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy
  • Software
  • Technology
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • IT Outsourcing Law

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