David Guedry - McDermott Will & Emery


David Guedry is nationally recognized for more than 25 years of leadership advising global service providers and Fortune 1000 companies on complex sourcing relationships, including assisting with developing legal, operational and business strategies, and translating strategy into the practical negotiation and documentation of deals.

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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