Stuart D. Levi
Intellectual Property and Technology, Outsourcing, Privacy, and Media and Entertainment
Stuart D. Levi is co-head of Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He has a broad and diverse practice that includes outsourcing transactions, technology and intellectual property licensing, branding and distribution agreements, cloud computing agreements, technology transfers, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Mr. Levi also counsels clients on a variety of issues, including website and technology policies, intellectual property matters, privacy issues and legislative compliance. His background in computer science and the information technology industry allows Mr. Levi to understand the technology and business drivers underlying agreements and transactions in this area.
Projects on which Mr. Levi has worked include representing:
- McGraw-Hill Companies in connection with the outsourcing of certain finance and accounting services; data center operations; and HR services;
- Citigroup Inc. in connection with outsourcing deals involving asset management services;
- JP Morgan Chase in connection with a co-branded global payment solution venture with AirPlus;
- MetLife, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of the naming rights for MetLife Stadium (home of the NY Jets and NY Giants);
- Barclays Capital in connection with the outsourcing of payroll services to ADP;
- American Express in connection with its participation in the Isis mobile commerce initiative;
- Travelers Insurance in connection with cloud computing issues;
- Citigroup Inc. in a multiyear $2.5 billion deal to outsource business process services to Tata Consulting Services;
- Citigroup Inc. in a multiyear $500 million deal to outsource information technology and application development services to Wipro Limited;
- The National Hockey League in connection with various new media projects; and
- The Hartford Insurance Company in connection with the outsourcing of human resources services.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Levi was director of intellectual property for Reuters America Inc. and a vice president of Reuters NewMedia Inc. In these positions, he was responsible for all of Reuters’ technology and intellectual property matters. He also negotiated Reuters’ early stage investments in Yahoo!, Infoseek and Sportsline.
Mr. Levi is involved in Internet policy setting in his capacity as general counsel to the Internet Society, the umbrella organization for many of the Internet standard-setting bodies.
Mr. Levi has written and spoken on numerous Internet and e-commerce issues, and each year he co-chairs the Practising Law Institute’s Open Source Institute and speaks at the PLI Outsourcing Seminar. He was selected as a member of Law360’s 2012 Privacy/Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Levi has been named by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” since 2004 and by Chambers Global as one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers” in technology transactions each year since 2002. In 1999, he was selected by Crain’s New York Business for its list of “Forty Under Forty — New York’s Rising Stars,” where he was cited for his work in Internet law. In addition, Mr. Levi repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for information technology law.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1986 (cum laude)
B.A., Computer Science and Political Science, Columbia University, Columbia College, 1983 (magna cum laude)
Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business, Practising Law Institute, February 2011
Co-Author with Andrew Woodard “Open Source Software: How to Use it and Control it in the Corporate Environment,” The Computer and Internet Lawyer (August 2004)
Co-Author, with Scott D. Brown, “Domain Name Disputes at the Crossroads,” E-Commerce Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 1 (October 1999)
Co-Author, with James Talbot, “E-Commerce and the EU: Privacy Protection and Contractual Obligations in Europe,” Cyberspace Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 9 (December 1998)
Co-Author, with Rita A. Rodin, “Para-sites: Eating Away at Web Profitability?,” Cyberspace Lawyer, Vol. 1, No. 11 (February 1997)
Co-Author, with Robert Sporn, “Can Programs Bind Humans to Contracts?,” The National Law Journal, In Focus, Internet Law, (January 13, 1997)
Author, “Web Site Hypertext Links Raise Issues of Control,” The National Law Journal, In Focus, Internet Law, (August 12, 1996)