Stephen D. Nordahl

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Stephen D. Nordahl

Stephen D. Nordahl

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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?Stephen D. Nordahl is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York office and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Nordahl’s practice focuses on information technology, business process and asset management outsourcing transactions, commercial and other technology-related transactions, as well as joint ventures and strategic alliances, in each case, with a particular focus on complex international transactions. Mr. Nordahl has also represented clients in numerous disputes related to strategic sourcing and commercial transactions.

Mr. Nordahl has represented clients on strategic sourcing and commercial transactions since 1996. He has worked with clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex outsourcing and technology transactions, including structuring, negotiating and documenting both large- and small-scale ITO and BPO transactions, and assisting clients with complex licensing and systems implementations, technology-based strategic alliances and joint ventures. His ITO experience includes the outsourcing of virtually every IT function, including infrastructure, applications development and maintenance, end-user computing, help desk and network operations. His BPO experience includes the outsourcing of middle- and back-office financial services processes, facility management functions, claims processing, human resources, finance and accounting, logistics functions, print processes and procurement.

In addition, Mr. Nordahl also has a long track record of representing clients in disputes related to strategic sourcing. He has assisted clients investigate, strategize and, when warranted, negotiate settlement or termination agreements with respect to outsourcing disputes related to both information technology and business process outsourcing transactions.

Mr. Nordahl has worked with a broad range of clients and industries, including the consumer products, energy, financial services, life sciences, pharmaceutical and publishing industries. His clients have included, among others, AT&T Corp., Avon Products, Best Western, Cendant, Conoco, Direct Energy, DuPont, Emdeon, Genpact, The Home Depot, ING, Invista Inc., Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Prudential Financial, M&T Bank, Omnicom Group, Reader’s Digest and Reed Elsevier.

Mr. Nordahl has written numerous articles regarding technology and outsourcing issues and is frequently asked to lecture at industry events. Mr. Nordahl has also received wide acclaim for his outsourcing work. He has been ranked by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Lawyers for Business, recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in The Legal 500 United States (Media Technology & Telecoms, Technology— Outsourcing) and included in The Best Lawyers in America©. Chambers notes that Mr. Nordahl commands respect for the “top-flight support” he offers as a “brilliant negotiator,” and that “he has an attention to detail and articulates and advances his clients’ interests well.”

Mr. Nordahl received his Juris Doctor in 1994 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a notes editor for the Urban Law Journal. He also has degrees from The London School of Economics and Lehigh University, where he graduated cum laude. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1994

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

Bachelor of Science, cum laude
Class of 1991

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

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LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

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The Eagle Academy Foundation empowers at-risk inner city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education, resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education to effectively educate them.

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Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

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The Eagle Academy Foundation empowers at-risk inner city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education, resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education to effectively educate them.

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Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university based in New York City, United States. It was founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John's College, placed in the care of the Society of Jesus shortly thereafter, and has since become an independent institution under a lay board of trustees, which describes the University as "in the Jesuit tradition." Fordham is composed of ten constituent colleges, four of which are for undergraduates and six of which are for postgraduates. It enrolls approximately 15,000 students across three campuses in New York State: Rose Hill in the Bronx, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and Westchester in West Harrison. In addition to these campuses, the University maintains a study abroad center in the United Kingdom and field offices in Spain and South Africa. Fordham awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as various master's and doctoral degrees.

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