Qi Chen is an associate in the Technology Transactions practice in Mayer Brown LLP's Chicago office. Qi focuses his practice on business and technology sourcing transactions and other technology licensing and development transactions. Qi has represented clients in outsourcing matters that include information technology services, business processes and functions, facilities management services, and cloud computing. Qi has practiced as a Registered Foreign Lawyer Mayer Brown's Hong Kong office, leveraging his Mandarin language skills while learning about the unique issues related Technology Transaction in Asia.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2013, Qi worked as an Atomic Force Microscope applications engineer helping semi-conductor manufacturers solve complex technical issues and develop novel processes. Qi received his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2013, where he was an Executive Articles Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
Legal Perspectives for Technology & Innovation
Thriving in an Age of Digital Transformation


  • Represented leading food company in outsourcing information technology infrastructure functions globally. 
  • Represented a global healthcare company in outsourcing its information technology infrastructure functions. 
  • Represented multiple clients in cloud computing contracts, including global email systems, global HR data systems, and various software as a service engagements. 
  • Represented a food products company in re-sourcing finance and accounting functions from an incumbent outsourced service provider to a replacement service provider. 
  • Represented a global bank in the negotiation of a backup as a service agreement for backup and storage of bank data.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, magna cum laude

Iowa State University, MAS

Iowa State University, BS


  • Illinois