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Rebecca S. Eisner

Rebecca S. Eisner

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Rebecca is a "powerhouse" and "commercially savvy." She is "an excellent negotiator and advocate for her clients." with a "stellar reputation"

Chambers USA 2015-18

Rebecca Eisner is a member of the Global Management Committee for the firm and previously served as a member of the Global Partnership Board and as Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office.

Rebecca has over 25 years of experience representing clients in hundreds of matters in technology transactions, including digital transformation, data, software, outsourcing, and data privacy and security.

In digital transformation, data and software, Rebecca has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • cloud agreements including appropriate regulatory, privacy, data protection, data use and analytics and licensing terms for cloud contracts (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS);
  • big data and data analytics and licensing agreements;
  • Fintech;
  • software development and licensing;
  • artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation;
  • ERP implementations;
  • systems integrations;
  • hosting and data center agreements.

In outsourcing, Rebecca has represented clients in many industries in complex global technology and business process outsourcing transactions of all types including:

  • business process and IT outsourcing (BPO and ITO);
  • re-structuring and re-negotiating outsourcing transactions;
  • termination and in-sourcing;
  • managing acquisitions and divestitures in outsourcing transactions; and
  • other strategic sourcing relationships.

In security and data privacy, Rebecca regularly advises clients in global data transfers and privacy issues, privacy assessments, privacy compliance, and appropriate security and privacy measures in supply chain and third party contracting.

Rebecca is nationally ranked in the areas of technology and business process outsourcing. She has been described as "an expert negotiator, and intelligent, focused and pragmatic." Sources note that "her dynamism in negotiations is extremely effective" and that she "knows her subject matter and is very open and engaging." Rebecca has also been lauded for her "ability to get the results we're looking for without antagonizing the other party" (Chambers Global and Chambers USA). She has also been named as among the World's Leading Lawyers (information technology), Best Lawyers in America (technology law and information technology), one of the top women attorneys in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Network 2006, 2007, 2009) and on the list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Rebecca is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the outsourcing field by Chambers Global ("1" ranking in Outsourcing), Chambers USA ("1" ranking in "Nationwide: Outsourcing" and "Illinois: Technology & IT Outsourcing") and Legal 500 (recognized in "Technology Outsourcing"). Best Lawyers named Rebecca as its Chicago Technology Lawyer of the Year for 2015. Profiles in Diversity Journal has named her a "Woman Worth Watching."

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