James S. Talbot
James Talbot focuses on transactional matters, including complex technology development and licensing, intellectual property matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing of business practices, information security and privacy projects, as well as internet domain name matters.

Bio

Since joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Talbot has counseled a broad array of clients, both large and small, covering a wide range of businesses. He is a co-editor of the firm’s monthly Privacy and Cybersecurity Update and is a frequent speaker on security, outsourcing, domain names and intellectual property matters.

Clients and projects with which Mr. Talbot has been involved include:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Spotify Technology S.A. in connection with its acquisition of data analytics company, The Echo Nest Corporation;
  • the shareholders of Beats Electronics LLC in connection with the sale of the company to Apple Inc.;
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company;
  • State Farm in connection with the sale of its Canadian insurance business to the Desjardins Group;
  • Merck KGaA in connection with the divestiture of its generic pharmaceutical business to Mylan Laboratories;
  • Skype Technologies in connection with its acquisition by eBay and a member of its investor group in connection with its subsequent divestiture to Microsoft;
  • Pacific Century Group in connection with its acquisition of asset manager Pinebridge Investments from American International Group; and
  • Rite Aid Corporation in connection with its acquisition of the Eckerd and Brooks retail pharmacy stores from The Jean Coutu Group.

Outsourcing

  • McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc. in connection with its outsourcing of information technology services to Atos IT Solutions and Services, Inc.;
  • Barclay’s Services Corporation in connection with its outsourcing of information technology services to Fidessa corporation;
  • Hartford Fire Insurance Company in connection with outsourcing certain human resources functions to Fidelity Employer Services Company, LLC; and
  • Capgemini North America, Inc. in connection with a comprehensive, multibillion-dollar outsourcing arrangement with TXU Energy Company, LLC.

Complex Technology Licensing

  • American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., and its affiliates in connection with its agreement with Jawbone to enable Jawbone customers to use Jawbone devices to make purchases with American Express payment products;
  • CME Group in connection with its agreement with BM&FBOVESPA to develop a trading and order routing system for use in Brazil and internationally;
  • American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. in connection with its agreement with LianLian Pay Inc. to permit LianLian to use American Express’s Serve platform in China; and
  • a major financial institution in connection with the development of a platform for tracking securities.

Domain Names

  • Afilias Limited in connection with the application for and launch of the .info top-level domain;
  • Telnic Limited in connection with the application for, and launch and ongoing operation of, the .tel top-level domain; and
  • multiple clients in connection with the application and launch of new top-level domains through the ICANN open application process launched in 2012.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1997
  • B.A., Trinity College, 1994

Admissions

  • New York

James S. Talbot

Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology; Cybersecurity and Privacy
james.talbot@skadden.com