5 April 2017
Mayer Brown announced today that partner Rohith George has relocated to the firm’s Palo Alto office from Chicago. Mr. George’s arrival enhances Mayer Brown’s capabilities in Technology Transactions while adding to the firm’s growing Corporate & Securities practice in California.
“Rohith’s a great addition,” said Edward D. (Ward) Johnson, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office. “Rohith and the Technology Transactions team have extensive experience in negotiating deals with technology providers that will result in large and immediate benefits for our clients here in Silicon Valley, in Northern California and around the world.”
“Those benefits include reducing cost, reducing risk, and improving capabilities,” said Brad Peterson, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Technology Transactions practice. “Rohith’s relocation to Palo Alto will provide our clients in Northern California with local, partner-level support on data, digital services, outsourcing, facilities management, and software deals. We see tremendous opportunity there. He will also continue to support our clients nationally from there and remain an integrated member of our global 50-lawyer practice.”
Mr. George has broad experience negotiating contracts to improve technology and business processes and reduce cost for clients. His experience includes: assisting a multinational hospitality company in contracting with technology providers to implement a digital key solution for all of their hotels across the world; negotiating an outsourcing agreement for one of the world’s largest insurance companies that will enable it to automate many of its claims processing and underwriting functions; and advising a major international bank in the acquisition of a financial technology company to enable a direct-to-consumer digital lending platform.
“I’m excited to be back in Northern California—where I grew up—after over ten years away. I’ve spent much of that time working on transactions that have helped our clients achieve favorable, market-competitive terms with critical service providers in order to improve company processes and enhance bottom lines. I think companies in California—as anywhere else—have similar objectives and I’m looking forward to leveraging my extensive experience in this area to help them achieve the same,” said Mr. George.
For 20 years, Mayer Brown’s cutting-edge Technology Transactions practice has helped customers develop and manage high-value relationships with providers of critical services and technology, which have included some of the largest outsourcing and software transactions ever attempted. The team has advised clients on thousands of technology transactions, and in recent years has helped a growing number of clients implement digital and data-driven strategies and govern those complex relationships.
Mr. George earned a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from the University of Southern California. View Mr. George’s professional profile