NEW YORK, March 1, 2016: Morgan Lewis has expanded its leading outsourcing team in New York with the addition of Chambers-ranked partner Edward J. Hansen. Mr. Hansen, who practiced at Morgan Lewis from 2005-2010, rejoins the firm from another global law firm where he served as head of the outsourcing practice.
“I am delighted that Ed is returning to our firm, where he will provide added support to clients in strategic outsourcing and commercial transactions,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “He is widely known in both industry and academia, and our clients will benefit greatly from his sophisticated understanding of this work.”
For more than two decades, Mr. Hansen has represented clients in technology transactions involving significant business change. These include information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing, complex systems integration, managed telecommunications, and similar strategic sourcing initiatives. Working with clients from the earliest stages of transactions, he focuses on whole-deal advice that continues through the engagement’s life cycle. He has advised a broad range of companies, ranging from start-up software developers to multinational corporations contracting for global systems and services.
Mr. Hansen’s work has been featured in several publications, and was the subject of a case study by a respected industry consulting firm. In addition to being an active speaker and contributor to industry organizations, he is a regular guest lecturer at New York University’s Executive MBA Program. Mr. Hansen has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 US, with Chambers USA noting that he is considered a “thought leader in the area” who is “challenging traditional ways to do outsourcing.”
“Ed is a highly respected lawyer and an authoritative voice on outsourcing. We are excited to have him back as a key part of our team to assist our growing client base with the ever-changing technology and outsourcing landscape,” said Barbara Melby, leader of Morgan Lewis’s outsourcing and strategic commercial transactions group.
“Ed is one of a select few practicing at his level in the outsourcing field, and we know he once again will be a tremendous asset to our clients who seek assistance from our outsourcing and strategic commercial transactions lawyers throughout the firm,” said Charles Engros, leader of Morgan Lewis’s corporate transactions practice.