Christopher C. Archer focuses his practice on outsourcing, strategic technology, and commercial transactions. He regularly assists clients with global outsourcing deals that span a wide range of business processes, including information technology, finance and accounting, procurement, and other core and non-core functions. His work includes advising and supporting clients through each phase of an outsourcing transaction, from the RFP process through contract negotiations. He also drafts and negotiates licensing agreements, including cloud-based software license agreements, commercial contracts, technology and data-related agreements, and other services transactions.
Chris represents clients across most major industry sectors, with particular focus in the life sciences, energy, hospitality, financial services, and retail industries.
In his practice, Chris collaborates with clients, their internal stakeholders and external consultants to structure and negotiate deals designed to meet defined business and cost objectives, achieve business continuity, mitigate compliance risks and comply with regulatory and other legal requirements. He also regularly assists in the restructuring, resourcing, and termination of outsourcing arrangements, as well as the review of incumbent or legacy relationships.
His experience includes performing targeted intellectual property and contract due diligence and handling third-party consent and assignment arrangements for clients undergoing significant corporate change.
Chris is a contributor to the ﬁrm’s Sourcing@MorganLewis blog on developments and issues related to sourcing and technology.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, he was an associate at a large law ﬁrm where his practice focused on advising and defending corporate clients in a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, breach of contract, and antitrust litigation.
While in law school, Chris served as the executive editor for the Temple Law Review, where his comment was selected for publication.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2012, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Tufts University, 2006, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Media, technology and telecoms: Outsourcing, The Legal 500 US (2020, 2021)
Rising Star, Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing; Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Executive Editor, Temple Law Review
Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, J. Howard Reber Memorial Award for Excellence in Editing for the Temple Law Review