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Stuart D. Levi

Stuart D. Levi

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA

Stuart D. Levi is co-head of Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He has a broad and diverse practice that includes outsourcing transactions, technology and intellectual property licensing, branding and distribution agree- ments, cloud computing agreements, technology transfers, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Mr. Levi also counsels clients on a variety of issues, including website and technology policies, intellectual property matters, privacy issues and legislative compliance. His background in computer science and the information technology industry allows Mr. Levi to understand the technology and business drivers underlying agreements and transactions in this area.

Projects on which Mr. Levi has worked include representing:

  • a global financial institution in connection with a multi-country branding and product initiative;
  • MetLife, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of the naming rights for MetLife Stadium (home of the NY Jets and NY Giants);
  • Barclays Capital in connection with the outsourcing of payroll services to ADP;
  • American Express in connection with its participation in the Isis mobile commerce initiative;
  • Travelers Insurance in connection with cloud computing issues;
  • Citigroup Inc. in a multiyear $2.5 billion deal to outsource business process services to Tata Consulting Services;
  • Citigroup Inc. in a multiyear $500 million deal to outsource information tech- nology and application development services to Wipro Limited;
  • The National Hockey League in connection with various new media projects;
  • The Hartford Insurance Company in connection with the outsourcing of human resources services; and
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies in connection with the licensing and implementation of an ERP system.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Levi was director of intellectual property for Reuters America Inc. and a vice president of Reuters NewMedia Inc. In these positions, he was responsible for all of Reuters’ technology and intellectual property matters. He also negotiated Reuters’ early stage investments in Yahoo!, Infoseek and Sportsline.

Mr. Levi is involved in Internet policy setting in his capacity as general counsel to the Internet Society, the umbrella organization for many of the Internet standard-setting bodies.

Mr. Levi has written and spoken on numerous Internet and e-commerce issues, and each year he co-chairs the Practising Law Institute’s Open Source Institute and speaks at the PLI Outsourcing Seminar. He was selected as a member of Law360’s 2012 Privacy/Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board. Mr. Levi has been named by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” since 2004 and by Chambers Global as one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers” in technology transac- tions each year since 2002. In 1999, he was selected by Crain’s New York Business for its list of “Forty Under Forty — New York’s Rising Stars,” where he was cited for his work in Internet law. In addition, Mr. Levi repeatedly has been selected for inclu- sion in The Best Lawyers in America for information technology law.


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1986 (cum laude)

B.A., Computer Science and Political Science, Columbia University, Columbia College, 1983 (magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

New York

Representative Authorships

“A Look At Recent Developments In Cybersecurity Policy,” Law360, May 15, 2012

“The 2nd Circ. Stance on ‘Hot News’ Misappropriation,” Law360, July 5, 2011

“Applying the CAN-SPAM Act to Social Networking Sites,” Law360, June 22, 2011

Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business, Practising Law Institute, February 2011

“Privacy and Online Data Collection: At a Crossroads?” The National Law Journal, January 31, 2011

“Cloud Computing — Understanding the Business and Legal Issues,” Practical Law Publishing Limited and Practical Law Company, Inc., March 2010

Stuart D. Levi is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Outsourcing: A Practical Guide to Law and Business
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The Law and Business of Open Source Software
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Open Source Initiative: The Open Source Definition - The Law and Business of Open Source Software, Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Open Source Initiative: The Open Source Definition - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Outsourcing by Financial Services Firms - Broker-Dealer Regulation (2nd Edition), Friday, September 22, 2017
Outsourcing by Financial Services Firms - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY

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