Neil S. Hirshman is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP focusing on intellectual property and technology-related transactions, both domestic and foreign, including outsourcing (business process and information technology), software development, software, trademark, patent and technology licensing, and strategic alliances. He has represented both customers and service providers in the outsourcing (onshore, nearshore and offshore) of many functions, including information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, real estate, procurement and e-learning. Neil obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois and is a registered patent attorney. Neil is a frequent lecturer on many aspects of outsourcing, including the contracting process, risk mitigation, business continuity, intellectual property and bankruptcy.
Neil is the founder and co-chair of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, a global membership organization for companies involved in outsourcing and is a member of the organization’s Strategic Advisory Board and Regional Advisory Board.