Rebecca is a "powerhouse" and "commercially savvy." She is considered "an excellent negotiator and advocate for her clients."
Chambers USA 2015
Rebecca Eisner is Partner-in-Charge of Mayer Brown's Chicago office and previously served as a member of the Global Partnership Board.
Rebecca has over 20 years of experience representing clients in hundreds of matters in three main areas: technology and business process outsourcing, traditional and emerging technologies transactions, and data privacy and security.
In outsourcing, Rebecca has represented clients in many industries in complex global technology and business process outsourcing transactions of all types. She also has experience with re-structuring and re-negotiating outsourcing transactions, in-sourcing, managing acquisitions and divestitures in outsourcing transactions, and termination of outsourcing arrangements, and other strategic sourcing relationships.
In emerging technologies, Rebecca has advised clients negotiating with emerging technology providers on private and public cloud SaaS, PaaS and IaaS agreements and on appropriate regulatory, risk management, privacy, data protection, data use and analytics and licensing terms for cloud contracts. She has also represented clients in data acquisition and data analytics agreements. In traditional technology transactions, Rebecca has extensive experience in software development and licensing agreements, database licensing and use agreements, ERP implementations, systems integrations, hosting and data center agreements and hardware acquisition and maintenance agreements.
In security and data privacy, Rebecca regularly advises clients in data transfer and privacy issues, privacy assessments, privacy compliance, and appropriate security and privacy measures in supply chain and third party contracting. She also advised on e-commerce issues, such as electronic contracting and signatures, and web site design and review.
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”.