Brad Peterson

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Brad Peterson is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. He leads Mayer Brown’s global Technology Transactions practice.

Brad’s practice focuses on data, digital, outsourcing and software transactions, with a particular emphasis on financial technology. His experience includes data licensing and analytics; digital services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; outsourcing of the full range of information technology (IT) and business process functions; and core systems modernization, ERP and other software licensing, development and integration transactions. His experience also includes projects in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs).

Brad has been top-ranked for over a decade by both Chambers and Legal 500. Chambers USA, for example, reports that he "is a 'phenomenal' outsourcing attorney with a wide-ranging practice that includes joint ventures, licensing and services agreements. Clients remark that 'he is very pragmatic and he gives you confidence. He provides more than legal advice - he supports you in your deals.'" Legal 500 reported in 2009 that "One enthusiastic client says 'considering what you get with him in terms of brains and dedication, you know that whatever the price, he's the guy that you have to have on your team.'" Brad was named to Legal 500's list of Hall of Fame lawyers in 2017.

Brad is a frequent and popular speaker and writer on outsourcing, the Digital Age, and emerging technology topics.