Caitlin (Cate) Howe focuses her practice on outsourcing and technology transactions. She represents clients in information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, cloud computing arrangements (including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS)), software licenses, technology development and licensing agreements, e-commerce arrangements, technology maintenance and service agreements, software audits and other technology transactions. In addition, she advises clients in strategic commercial transactions, including supply, manufacturing, distribution and reseller agreements. Cate also counsels clients on intellectual property and commercial contract issues that arise in the context of general corporation transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
Represented Silver Spring Networks in (1) several supply agreements with retail electricity providers for comprehensive AMI systems (including smart meters, related communications equipment and software), and (2) various commercial transactions with key vendors and partners
Represented Monsanto in three major IT outsourcing transactions with three separate providers, including (1) a global data center deal, (2) an IT helpdesk and end user computing deal and (3) an applications development and maintenance transaction
Represented Commerce Bank in its licensing and service agreement with Temenos for the license and implementation of a new core banking system, which will serve as the “brain” of the bank and manage deposits and most banking activities
Represented Linedata in software licensing and professional service transactions with several North American customers
Represented Finnair in a full-scope information technology outsourcing transaction with IBM
Represented Nokia in two significant global outsourcing transactions: (1) a telecommunications transaction with Telefónica for voice and data service (the largest telecommunications deal in Europe in 2015), and (2) a full-scale IT infrastructure deal with HP
Guided Mitsubishi Heavy Industries through its first significant outsourcing transaction, which involved outsourcing nearly all finance and accounting functions to Genpact
Represented TriZetto (now a part of Cognizant) in an outsourcing transaction with a significant customer
Represented TXU Electric in a multi-wave application development and maintenance outsourcing transaction opposite Accenture
Represented Home Services of America in its critical SaaS negotiations with a data and information analytics provider
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