Michael S. Mensik
Licensing, outsourcing, offshoring, data protection and electronic commerce
Mr. Mensik's practice concentrates on information technology, sourcing and privacy. He counsels companies on how to structure, negotiate and manage their internal and external sourcing arrangements, from IT infrastructure to various business processes. He regularly advises information technology and e commerce companies on various aspects of their domestic and foreign operations, including intellectual property protection, data protection, anti-trust issues and tax planning. Mr. Mensik also has assisted numerous information technology and e-commerce companies establish their global operations, whether on the web, indirectly through independent agents and distributors or directly through branches or subsidiaries, and in forming domestic and foreign joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Mr. Mensik has spoken at numerous conferences on outsourcing and offshoring, marketing and protecting software, computer and telecommunication products and services, as well as emerging issues related to the Internet and electronic commerce.
Awards, Honors & Skills
Mr. Mensik is the global co-coordinator of Baker & McKenzie's Global Information Technology/Communications Law practice. He is also the editor of the monthly "Legalbytes: Outsourcing Digest". As an associate with Baker & McKenzie, he worked in the firm's Madrid office in 1985. Ranked as a leading Technology and Outsourcing attorney by Chambers Global 2007, Mr. Mensik is described by that publication as "erudite and popular." According to clients "he is an expert in a variety of topics and knows the best person in every office around the world for your situation. People listen to him."
In 2009, Mr. Mensik was inducted into the Outsourcing Hall of Fame by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.
The PLC Which Lawyer 2010 rankings listed Mr. Mensik as a "leading" outsourcing professional, its highest accolade.
In 2011, Who's Who Law Business Research Ltd. listed Mr. Mensik at one of the world's pre-eminent Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection lawyers.
Education & Bar Admittance
Mr. Mensik was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and resided in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until 1964. He attended Stanford University (B.A., Economics, with distinction, 1976) and the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall (J.D. and M.A., Economics, 1980). While a student, Mr. Mensik attended Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per? in Lima, Peru. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois.