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    Meighan E. O'Reardon

    Meighan E. O'Reardon
    Senior Associate

    T: +1.202.663.8377 F: +1.202.663.8007

    Meighan O'Reardon is a senior associate in the law firm’s Global Sourcing practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. She currently focuses on technology transactions, including information technology and business process outsourcing transactions; software licensing and development arrangements; intellectual property contracts; and other related corporate transactions. Ms. O’Reardon also regularly advises on data use and privacy matters.

    Ms. O’Reardon’s sourcing experience spans all phases of a transaction, ranging from initial bid preparation through contract negotiation, implementation, relationship governance, and renewals. Ms. O’Reardon has worked on IT infrastructure outsourcings; payroll, accounts payable, human resources, help desk and back office outsourcings; application development deals; offshore outsourcing arrangements; information technology consulting agreements; and software and hardware contracts. Additionally, Ms.O’Reardon negotiates and drafts a wide range of technology agreements including application service provider, hosting, end-user licensing, non-disclosure, and teaming agreements. She represents clients in multiple industry sectors including financial services, healthcare, media, entertainment, not-for-profit, and consumer products.

    Ms. O'Reardon’s data privacy and security experience involves counseling clients on matters related to data breach response, privacy policies and terms of use, international data transfer of personally identifiable information, and the creation of privacy and security compliance programs. Ms. O’Reardon also advises on key privacy and security contract terms. Ms. O’Reardon works on mobile technology and social media matters including the creation of social media policies, bring your own device terms, and other mobility issues.

    During law school, Ms. O'Reardon was a summer associate and law clerk at the firm supporting both the Global Sourcing and Intellectual Property groups.

    Before practicing law, Ms. O’Reardon was a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked on information systems development and implementation projects. Ms. O’Reardon also previously held consulting positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and ICF Consulting related to information security and critical infrastructure protection. As a consultant with Booz Allen and ICF, Ms. O’Reardon worked on engagements with the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal agencies supporting U.S. infrastructure protection policy including drafting the initial version of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. Ms. O’Reardon’s work also involved supporting several cybersecurity initiatives including assisting with private sector engagement and information sharing.

    Affiliations

    American Bar Association

    International Association of Privacy Professionals (Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) since 2007)

    Admissions
    District of Columbia
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Education
    J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2007
    magna cum laude
    M.A., Science, Technology and Public Policy, The George Washington University, 2003
    B.S., Accounting and Social Science, Clarkson University, 1998
    with great distinction

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