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    Benjamin M. Dean

    Benjamin M. Dean
    Counsel

    T: +1.202.663.8460 F: +1.202.663.8007

    Benjamin Dean is a counsel in the law firm's Global Sourcing practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. He helps clients negotiate and structure a broad range of complex sourcing and technology transactions. Mr. Dean also advises clients who are experiencing performance issues concerning their sourcing and technology projects and suppliers.

    Mr. Dean’s practice includes negotiating and preparing software licensing, development, and implementation agreements; data center, information technology (IT), and business process outsourcing relationships, including payroll, accounts payable, human resources, help desk and back office outsourcings; offshore outsourcing arrangements; IT consulting agreements; software, hardware, and outsourcing requests for proposals; hardware and software procurement transactions; enterprise resource planning implementation and licensing agreements (e.g., SAP and Oracle); and Internet technology matters, including web site hosting, content, and Terms of Use agreements.

    Mr. Dean also counsels businesses that are experiencing performance issues concerning their sourcing and technology projects and suppliers. Such work includes implementing new or revised service levels that can focus the attention of suppliers on specific practices important to the client, or helping clients negotiate a structured settlement to unsuccessful projects, if necessary.

    He has advised both public and private sector clients, in industries as diverse as healthcare and life sciences, financial services, local government, energy, education, media, entertainment, communications, and real estate.

    Mr. Dean speaks on a variety of outsourcing and technology topics, including cloud services, software as a service (SaaS) and various e-signature programs. Mr. Dean also has litigation experience, and prior to joining the firm in 1998, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Walter, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

    Honors & Awards
    • Legal 500 US, Technology: Outsourcing (2010, 2014)

    Affiliations
    District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland Bar Association
    Courts
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    Admissions
    District of Columbia
    State of Maryland
    Education
    J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1997
    A.B., Dartmouth College, 1994
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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