Bill Peters is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Los Angeles office and is Co-Chair of the firm's Strategic Sourcing and Technology Transactions Practice Group. He has spent his entire legal career in the information technology and business process outsourcing industries, including serving as corporate counsel to a major ITO service provider and general counsel to a leading HR BPO services provider.
Mr. Peters has extensive experience representing and counseling clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex sourcing and technology transactions. His experience includes structuring, negotiating, and documenting large-scale business process and information technology outsourcing arrangements, ERP implementation agreements, application service provider agreements, software development agreements, and software licenses. These transactions, many of them with international dimensions, have involved clients in a broad range of industries, including the financial services, retail, logistics, distribution, aerospace, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, oil and gas, and electric utility industries. Mr. Peters has represented such clients as Allianz, American Express, American General, Apria, Boeing, Chevron, Dayton Hudson, Deutsche Bank AG, Diveo, Federal-Mogul, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Ingram Micro, Ingram Book, KB Home, Lucent Technologies, Marriott, Marsh & McLennan, Nissan North America, PacifiCorp, Rockwell Collins, Ryder Systems, Safeco Insurance Company, Southern California Edison, Toyota Financial Services, Tyco International, UnitedHealth Group, UTi, Warner Brothers, Washington Group International and Western Digital Corporation.
Mr. Peters has assisted clients in outsourcing almost every facet of information technology operations, including data center operations, midrange server operations, network operations, desktop support, telecommunications services, call center services, and application maintenance and development services. He has negotiated agreements against every major outsourcing service provider, including domestic, near-shore, and off-shore outsourcing service providers. In addition to information technology functions, Mr. Peters has assisted clients in outsourcing other business processes, including human resources, accounting, tax accounting, claims processing, call center, records archiving, and print and distribution processes.
Mr. Peters is ranked in the top tier for Outsourcing (Nationwide), IT & IT Outsourcing (California) and Outsourcing (USA) in the Chambers 2011 USA Guide to Leading Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer and has published several articles on information technology and business process outsourcing transactions.
Loyola Law School, J.D., 1994
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1990
Admitted to Bar: California