March 15, 2010

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen Nordahl has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Nordahl, who joins the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, will continue his complex outsourcing and technology-based transactions practice and lead Gibson Dunn’s effort to expand its outsourcing practice in New York.

“With many large companies looking to outsourcing as a cost-saving measure and for other strategic purposes, outsourcing represents a growth opportunity for the firm,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Steve is one of the leading outsourcing lawyers in the country, and his addition strengthens our outsourcing capabilities while extending our geographic reach and coverage of our outsourcing practice to the East Coast.”

Nordahl’s addition is a key step in the firm’s continued development of its Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group and follows the 2008-09 arrivals of partners Dan Mummery, based in Palo Alto, and Bill Peters, based in Los Angeles.

“We are delighted that Steve is joining the firm,” said Mummery, co-chair of the Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group.  “There are only a few outsourcing lawyers in the marketplace with the depth of experience and reputation that Steve has.  His addition will enhance the firm’s overall profile and capability in the areas of complex, global information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions, in particular.”

“Bringing Steve on board dovetails nicely with the firm’s goal to grow our New York office in key areas,” said Steven Shoemate, co-partner in charge of the New York office.  “Steve’s skill and experience with intellectual property licensing and related transactional matters will be a welcome resource to our New York transactional practice.”

 “I am excited to be joining Gibson Dunn and to work again with Bill and Dan,” said Nordahl.   “Gibson Dunn’s global platform and collaborative culture will enable us to continue to build a market-leading outsourcing practice and provide our clients with world-class support.”

About Stephen Nordahl

Nordahl’s practice focuses on information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

He represents clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex outsourcing and technology transactions, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting large-scale BPO and ITO transactions and assisting clients with complex licensing and software and systems implementations, technology-based strategic alliances and joint ventures.  His ITO experience includes the outsourcing of every IT function, including infrastructure, applications development and maintenance, end-user computing, help desk and network operations.  His BPO experience includes the outsourcing of human resources, finance and accounting, print processes, procurement, asset management, claims processing and logistics functions.

He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1994, where he was Notes Editor for the Urban Law Journal and Member/Editor of the Moot Court Board.  He also has degrees from The London School of Economics and Lehigh University.

About Gibson Dunn’s Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group

Gibson Dunn has a global outsourcing transactions practice group dedicated to working with clients on the full range of strategic sourcing transactions.  In particular, the lawyers have substantial experience structuring and negotiating domestic and international information technology and business process sourcing arrangements, including offshoring, shared services, outsourcing renegotiations and restructurings and outsourcing-based strategic alliances and joint ventures, in transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $35 billion. 

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