Heather S. Bethancourt represents clients in information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, with an emphasis on human resources issues. In addition, she represents clients in strategic supply agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, technology licensing, technology maintenance and service agreements, technology development, cloud-computing transactions such as software as a service (SaaS) arrangements, and strategic alliances. Heather also advises clients on technology and intellectual property issues that arise under other corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Her experience with other commercial contracts includes representing clients in sponsorship, logistics, independent contractor, contingent labor and recruiting services agreements.
Heather has extensive experience representing clients in the health care, financial services, energy and utility, retail, technology and telecommunications industries.
Prior to attending law school, Heather worked for six years with an employment services firm negotiating and managing employee outsourcing relationships with information technology and manufacturing companies. While in law school, Heather served as administrative editor of the SMU Law Review Association. She authored the “Personnel and Human Resources Matters” chapter of the legal treatise on outsourcing titled Outsourcing: Laws and Business published by Law Journal Press.
Serves as primary outside for an outsourcing provider specializing in business processes and technology implementation, training and management for health care providers; representation includes supporting responses to requests-for-proposals and negotiating customer, alliance and other related agreements
Represented a global business services, technology and document management company in the $850 million sale of its information technology outsourcing business by negotiating terms related to continue provision receipt of services and provision of services to existing customers
Represented a hardware manufacturer in a full-scope, global voice and data deal with a tier-1 Spain-based telecommunications company; the deal was the largest telecommunications deal in Europe in 2015
Represented a leading European telecommunications device manufacturer in an outsourcing services agreement with an India-based outsourcing provider in connection with a global, full-scale information technology (IT) outsourcing transaction covering end user services, service desk, on-site support, workstation management and end point security; the deal value was more than $1 billion
Represented global wireless telecommunications equipment manufacturer in two information technology outsourcing transactions with a European-based provider and a leading India-based provider
Represented a tier-1 US-based telecommunications company in its acquisition of next-generation wireless infrastructure equipment used to upgrade its nationwide wireless network in connection with a transaction that involved the purchase of equipment and implementation services from three world leading wireless telecommunications equipment providers; the project includes the purchase of multi-modal base stations capable of supporting advanced 4G long-term evolution (LTE) wireless technologies
Represented a global heavy-machinery manufacturer in its business process outsourcing transaction with a leading India-based financial business process outsourcing (BPO) provider; the agreement resulted in a captive organization providing various finance and accounting services to the client’s various subsidiaries around the world
Represented a large wireline telecommunications company in the outsourcing of the management of its customer-facing wireline network
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