Software development and information technologies (IT) are two of the most important parts of our digital world. Combining them results in DevOps, which involve practices and techniques from both of these technologies. Under a DevOps model, development and operation teams are merged into one when engineers work across the entire application lifecycle, from development and test to deployment to operations, and develop a variety of skills not limited to a single function.
Although DevOps technology is relatively new, from our experience there are some common legal issues such as licensing for software tools, upfront investment concerns and issues, identifying responsibility for failure, ensuring regulatory compliance and assessing the impact on existing license and maintenance contracts, that emerge. Also, legal issues related to security, privacy and data protection arise.
We are working with a variety of established and emerging companies and startups related to DevOps across numerous sectors including software development, software engineering, information technology, artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, financial services and more. We know better than anyone the special needs of businesses operating in this industry, and we are able to satisfy them better than anyone else. With established relationships throughout the technology industry and financial communities, we are well positioned to provide introductions to investors and business leaders that can understand the particular needs of your business, and the challenges faced by an emerging company.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of passionate and talented experts from a wide range of practices including intellectual property law, technology, contract law, corporate law, blockchain and digital currency, consumer law, investment law, privacy, security, employment and benefits, tax law and more. We are counseling our clients in a variety of issues including copyrights, trademark, branding, privacy, security, data protection and GDPR compliance, software licensing, commercial contracting, blockchain and digital currencies and more. We also provide corporate law and acquisition services in order to make sure that you may expand or, generally, have a successful and profitable business, such as mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investments, divestitures, joint ventures, capital raising, corporate governance.