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

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University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013
Principia College, BA, with highest honors, 2010


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