He has deep experience and understands not only the legal side but the business decisions that need to be made.
Chambers USA (2021)

Pillsbury Global Sourcing & Technology Transactions partner Jeffrey Hutchings is a BTI “Client Service All-Star” cited by Chambers USA as an authority on complex sourcing transactions.

Jeff advises clients on innovative technology matters. He structures and negotiates transactions for IT and business process outsourcing services; SaaS and other cloud services; large-scale systems licensing, implementation and support (e.g., ERP, e-commerce, CRM, POS); technology joint ventures; and co-branding/marketing agreements. His clients span a wide range of industries, including retailers, financial institutions, utilities and nonprofits.

Representative Experience

  • Restructured an IT infrastructure outsourcing agreement for a food industry client, resulting in more than $50 million in savings and improved performance requirements.
  • Assisted a financial services industry client in structuring and negotiating joint venture and related agreements for a new mission-critical technology platform.
  • Negotiated a greenfield ERP license and related SaaS services, together with implementation and hosting agreements, for a retail chain.

Professional Highlights

  • Recipient of Lexology and the International Law Office’s “Client Choice Award” for Global IT & Internet in Washington, DC. (2019)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Technology & IT Outsourcing – DC (2008–2021) and The Legal 500 U.S., Outsourcing (2013–2014, 2016).
  • Winner of BTI’s “Client Service All-Star” award (2016 & 2019).

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  • Co-Author, “Negotiating Cybersecurity Contractual Protections for Retirement Plans,” published June 2016 in Employee Benefit Plan Review and as a bylined article in Law360.
  • Associations
    • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Virginia Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983

    A.B., Duke University, 1979

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

    Virginia