Caitlin (Cate) Howe focuses her practice on outsourcing, technology, and commercial transactions. In the outsourcing space, Cate represents clients in information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, and healthcare systems in revenue cycle management outsourcing. Cate also counsels clients in a wide variety of technology transactions, including cloud computing and other ‘as a service’ arrangements, software licenses, technology development and licensing agreements, e-commerce arrangements, technology maintenance and service agreements, and software compliance audits. 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 mergers and acquisitions, including transition services agreements.
Represented Boulder Community Health in negotiating its outsourcing agreement with Optum to manage key nonclinical functions, including revenue cycle management
Represented John Muir Health in negotiating its outsourcing agreement with Optum to manage key nonclinical functions, including revenue cycle management, information technology, analytics, purchasing and claims processing
Represented Churchill Mortgage in its business process outsourcing transaction with Infosys
Represented Sensus in its transaction with Nicor Gas for a comprehensive AMI system (including smart meters, related communications equipment and software)
Represented Commerce Bank in its licensing and service agreement with Temenos for the license and implementation of a new core banking system
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 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 Silver Spring Networks (now Itron Networked Solutions) in several sales agreements with for comprehensive AMI systems (including smart meters, related communications equipment and software), and various commercial transactions with key vendors and partners
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
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