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October 18, 2019
NEW YORK – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that veteran outsourcing attorneys Edward J. Hansen and Valerie A. Gross have joined the firm from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Hansen joins as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Outsourcing and Digital Transformation practice, and Gross joins as of counsel.
The two bring business transformation experience and industry-leading track records in complex negotiations and alternative contracting methodologies to the firm, with a focus on executing technology-enabled programs that require substantial supplier/customer interdependence, such as information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing, enterprise resource planning, digital transformation, re-platforming, and other complex system integrations. They work with clients and their advisors throughout the deal cycle, from request for proposal development to negotiations and to ongoing relationship optimization.
“Welcoming Ed and Val to the technology team at Nelson Mullins is part of a larger strategic initiative for the firm that recognizes the increasing importance of technology-driven transactions to every type of business operation across industries,” said Executive Committee member Michael Hollingsworth. “This move is a recognition of today’s evolving business realities and an investment in expanding our forward-looking, client-oriented technology practice.”
“As chair of the firm’s legacy Technology and Procurement industry group, I’m excited to see our practice expand its capabilities in complex sourcing and digital transformation,” said Jason Epstein, who co-chairs both the Technology and Outsourcing and Digital Transformation groups. “Ed and Val bring a unique whole-deal mindset that stresses relationship building, deal economics, hard-core collaboration, and human-based efficiencies. This thought leadership will be a tremendous benefit to our clients and the industry as a whole. ”
“We are thrilled to be joining Nelson Mullins as a firm that shares our vision for the future of business – a future in which increasingly complex business relationships will use technology as a conduit to transform the operations of all parties,” said Hansen. “We are like-minded in our commitment to collaboration and respect for the human factor in negotiations, both of which are essential to helping our clients realize successful business transformation.”
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