Michael Brito, Noted Transactions and Outsourcing Attorney, Joins Akin Gump’s Corporate Practice

(Dallas) Michael Brito has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the corporate practice. He joins Akin Gump from the Dallas office of a large international, Texas-based law firm.

Mr. Brito’s practice encompasses a broad range of technology and outsourcing transactions, including structuring, negotiating and drafting various types of agreements for complex transactions across the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Ken Menges, co-chair of Akin Gump’s corporate practice and partner in charge of the firm’s Dallas office, stated, “We are very excited to welcome Michael to Akin Gump. Our clients will benefit immensely from the depth of skills that he brings to the firm. At a time when many companies are seeking new ways to remain competitive in a complex global marketplace, Michael’s knowledge and experience will prove to be a tremendous asset.”

Throughout his decades of practice, Mr. Brito has helped clients with a broad array of technology and outsourcing arrangements. These include global information technology and business process outsourcing agreements, customer care/call center agreements, domestic and international distribution agreements, software development agreements, supply chain management agreements, licensing and marketing agreements, joint ventures, and strategic alliances and teaming relationships. He also handles e-commerce transactions and enterprise-wide software licensing agreements.

Brito stated, “I’m energized about joining Akin Gump and am impressed by the depth and scope of the firm’s corporate practice, along with its international footprint and strengths across multiple areas. This is an exciting move for me and my clients.”

Mr. Brito’s prior experience also includes serving as in-house counsel for a global outsourcing services provider, where he served as group counsel for various vertical industry groups, including the financial services and manufacturing industries.

Among the publications that have recognized Mr. Brito and his work are Chambers USA, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal 500.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm was recently named by Corporate Board Member as one of the nation’s Top 25 Corporate Law Firms.

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