Gregg Kirchhoefer is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he founded the firm’s technology and intellectual property transactions and outsourcing practice groups and was for many years responsible for the firm’s own technology. Gregg’s outsourcing experience spans over 34 years and, in that time, he has handled some of the largest, most comprehensive outsourcings in history. One transaction that exemplifies the breadth and historical strength of such experience is the original services agreement between General Motors Corporation and EDS in 1985 (as well as many subsequent agreements) that included all of General Motors’ IT functions, assets and personnel. He also was responsible for the seminal BPO transactions in the late 1980s and first handled an offshore IT outsourcing transaction with an Indian service provider in 1988. Gregg has represented both service providers and customers in hundreds of these types of transactions for a wide variety of functions, technologies, intellectual property disciplines, contract vehicles and industries, including manufacturing, financial services, utilities, energy and consumer products. As a long-recognised authority on outsourcing and technology transactions, Gregg has garnered individual and firm recognition in these areas by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, among other legal ranking groups and publications. He sits on the boards of directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope and Bell Flavors and Fragrances. Gregg is also an IAOP Certified Outsourcing Professional and was recently inducted into its Outsourcing Leadership Hall of Fame.