David Guedry - McDermott Will & Emery


David Guedry is a nationally-recognized digital transactions specialist with deep business-minded experience in working side-by-side with tech/data-rich clients in the development and deployment of innovative products and services across a broad range of industries including banking and financial services, health, and food.

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  • Represented a global information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provider in many of its largest transactions, including structuring a multibillion-dollar IT outsourcing transaction with a multinational consumer packaged goods company, and similar arrangements with companies in the financial services, insurance, transportation and energy industries
  • Represented HCL Technologies Limited in connection with its competitive pursuit of an IT services relationship with a multi-state southeastern-US utility company; HCL won the competitive pursuit and our representation continued through structuring the overall relationship, including developing a successful pricing strategy
  • Represented Xerox Corporation in connection with structuring its overall services relationships with Cognizant, a primary provider of application development and maintenance (ADM) services to Xerox; this representation included working closely with Xerox and its third-party advisor, Everest Group, to develop a unique and complex pricing algorithm for the relationship with Cognizant

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  • The Legal 500 US, Hall of Fame in Outsourcing, 2019-2023
  • Chambers USA, Outsourcing, Band 1 and Texas for Technology: Outsourcing, 2005-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Information Technology Law and IT Outsourcing Law, 2006-2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2024
  • IFLR1000, M&A, 2022-2023
  • Chambers Global, Band 1 Globally for Outsourcing, 2007-2020
  • Acritas Stars, listed among independently rated lawyers, 2019-2020


  • Second Thought Theatre, board of directors – president 2012 to present


University of San Diego School of Law, JD, 1986
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BS, 1982