Derek Schaffner, Esq. is Special Counsel in the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing practice group with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Schaffner advises clients regarding legal and business issues associated with complex technology transactions and outsourcing engagements from the bid stage through contract execution, with a focus on cloud computing, data privacy, information technology sourcing, application development and maintenance, software and systems implementation, business process transactions, and licensing.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Schaffner held senior management positions at Microsoft, Xerox, and Accenture.
Mr. Schaffner earned his law degree from Cornell University, where he served as the editor-in-chief for The Legal Information Institute (https://www.law.cornell.edu/) and the Internet editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Mr. Schaffner also received a Master of Science in information technology from the University of Rochester.