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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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Geoffrey P. Vickers

Geoffrey P. Vickers

Partner

One Nashville Place
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37219
geof.vickers@nelsonmullins.com

Geof Vickers is the team leader for the firm’s Technology, Outsourcing, Procurement, and Privacy team and a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Geof focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing...

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Geof Vickers is the team leader for the firm’s Technology, Outsourcing, Procurement, and Privacy team and a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Geof focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting, negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Geoffrey P. Vickers

business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting, negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Geof Vickers is the team leader for the firm’s Technology, Outsourcing, Procurement, and Privacy team and a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Geof focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing... business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting, negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represents both suppliers and buyers of technology services and products with clients ranging from technology startups and emerging market companies to Fortune 500 companies
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating complex outsourcing agreements, software design and development agreements, cloud computing and network based application hosting agreements, hardware and software purchase/licensing agreements, reseller and vendor agreements, product supply agreements, and subcontracting agreements
  • Routinely guides clients through the evolving business and legal issues involved in the design and development of applications related to the Internet of Things, online social networking applications, and network based marketing

Representative Transactions

  • Negotiated $150 million master agreement for public utility company to outsource application maintenance and network management services
  • Negotiated $20 million master agreement for paper manufacturer to outsource client’s IT security and infrastructure
  • Negotiated $500 million master agreement for global consumer goods manufacturer and retailer for outsourcing client’s customer service, online ordering, shipping, customer payment, and application development functions
  • Represented utility company in outsourcing its back office customer support services
  • Counsel to publicly traded manufacturing company in outsourcing of payroll and benefits processing services and negotiation of third party administrator arrangement
  • Counsel to national hardware and software company providing web conferencing and second generation video conferencing
  • Counsel to national manufacturing company in outsourcing of entire IT department
  • Counsel to custom application development company in design and development of iPhone application for national restaurant chain
  • Counsel to large automobile manufacturing company in comprehensive outsourcing of IT functions to multiple third party IT logistics providers
  • Regularly counsels the Procurement Department of Fortune 100 technology company in worldwide negotiations with all manner of purchasing agents
  • Counsel to Fortune 100 technology company in sale of software and services to large national insurance provider

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, JD (2004)
  • Harding University, BBA, magna cum laude (2000)

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Cyberspace Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Software Development & Licensing Committee, American Bar Association
  • Information Security Committee, American Bar Association
  • Open Source Software Committee, American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Board Member, Tennessee Soccer Club
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