James L. Alberg
Mr. Alberg is a Partner in Pillsbury's Global Sourcing practice, focusing on representing customers in multinational information technology and business process outsourcings, software licensing and distribution, and related corporate transactions. Mr. Alberg is often involved in the full life cycle of the transactions and has worked on a number of second generation transactions for which he structured the first generation.
Mr. Alberg is a member of the firm’s Managing Board. For nearly ten years before that he served as chair of the Global Sourcing Practice.
Pillsbury Global Sourcing is the largest customer focused sourcing practice in the world with over 75 professionals, providing integrated legal and consulting services. He has over 30 years of experience in technology-related transactions.
Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Mr. Alberg was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of D&B Software, then the world's sixth-largest software company. His 15-year career with Dun & Bradstreet involved managing the legal affairs of D&B's global software and computer time sharing businesses including software licensing and distribution transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, intellectual property, and litigation. Before joining D&B, Mr. Alberg held positions with GE and Citibank.
Mr. Alberg is a frequent speaker on technology transaction-related matters, including presentations to ITech Law, Practicing Law Institute, the Northern Virginia High Technology Council, the Computer Law and Intellectual Property Sections of the Georgia Bar, the Massachusetts Software Council, and the Boston Bar Association.
He is a member of the District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts and Georgia (inactive) bars and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England.
- Led an integrated team of Pillsbury lawyers and consultants in a series of transformational global IT infrastructure and AD&M outsourcings with IBM and Wipro for one of the world’s largest providers of financial services to institutional investors. The transactions are expected to generate significant savings, refresh their technology capabilities, and enable their private cloud computing initiative. The Pillsbury team managed the competitive procurement and led the negotiations with all of the potential suppliers.
- Structuring and later renegotiating a series of global BPO and ITO transformational outsourcing transactions between The Nielsen Company and Tata Consulting Services with a TCV > $2.8 billion and over 100 countries.
- Negotiation of a second generation IT outsourcing for Dun & Bradstreet to move its IT infrastructure from CSC to Acxiom
- Negotiation of an Indian “back office” knowledge processing transaction for a U.S. health care information provider to provide services to its customers
- Renegotiation of a large consumer credit card issuer's credit card production services agreement to provide lower cost, higher SLA’s, and color statements
- Negotiation of a series of outsourcings for Capital One’s credit card processing and information technology infrastructure
- Negotiation of a series of application development, market data, and deployment agreements for Merrill Lynch with Thomson Financial, Siebel, and IBM for Merrill’s next generation broker workstation
- Negotiation of the sale of GE's U.S./Canadian outsourcing business to IBM and GE's Australian outsourcing business to CSC, with parallel outsourcings to IBM and CSC for the U.S. and Europe/Australia, respectively
- Outsourcing of Educational Testing Service’s worldwide Information Technology infrastructure along with re-architecture of ETS’s core business systems.
- Negotiation of a series of software licenses and software development agreements for a strategic restructuring of customer service and collection systems for one of the world’s largest credit card issuers.
- Chambers Global, Outsourcing—USA (2009-2013)
- Chambers USA, Outsourcing—National, Technology & IT Outsourcing—DC (2006-2012)
- Legal 500 US, Outsourcing—Leading Lawyer (2008-2012)
- PLC Which Lawyer?, Telcoms Media and IT, IT and E-Commerce—Washington, DC (2007)
- Best of the Best USA, Information Technology, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2009, 2011)
- IAM Licensing 250, Technology Licensing, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (2010-2011)
ITech Law; American Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Massachusetts