JEFF PERZAN

Special Counsel – Milwaukee

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735 N. Water St., Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
P: (414) 436-0353  /  F: (414) 436-0354

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BIOGRAPHY

I specialize in providing transactional negotiations related to technology, outsourcing, international, intellectual property, and competition law. I have practiced in the complex contracting and technology fields for over 35 years. My vast experience encompasses a wide array of expertise, from preparing and negotiating technology, outsourcing, joint venture, and intellectual property contracts to completing complex, multijurisdictional licensing agreements to structuring tax-favorable agreements on behalf of my clients.

Early in my career, I worked for IBM in marketing, manufacturing, and research & development locations, including three years overseas at its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters. While at IBM as part of ISO 9000 registration, I championed an increased emphasis on client service as part of the quality improvement effort, resulting in a customer satisfaction index rise from 60% to 94%. Thereafter, I went on to hone my skills at Fiserv, becoming Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In addition to leading the company’s commercial contracting efforts and broad responsibilities as in-house counsel, I also developed a matrix management system for functional expertise and staff development. Outside of my position with Fiserv, I have represented companies from a wide variety of industries including financial services, technology, and telecommunication.

I received a B.A. From Yale University in International Relations, with Honors, in 1982 and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1985, where I was named Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Located in Milwaukee, I recently joined MWH Law Group LLP as Special Counsel and practice in the technology, contract support, intellectual property and corporate & transactional groups. I am a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, where I served as Chair of the International Practice Section Board, in addition to being a Member of the Section Leaders’ Council and Professionalism Committee. I am also licensed in New York and North Carolina.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  1. MWH Law Group LLP, Special Counsel, December 2020 – Present
  2. Fiserv, Inc., Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, 1995 – 2005
  3. IBM Corporation, Area Counsel, 1985 – 1995
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  1. Wisconsin State Bar Association
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  1. American Conference Institute
  2. Center for International Legal Studies
  3. International Bar Association
  4. American Diabetes Association
  5. Wisconsin State Bar
  6. Marshfield Diabetes Conference
  7. Medical College of Wisconsin Diabetes Symposium
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  1. Wisconsin State Bar, Chair, International Practice Section Board of Directors; Section Leaders’ Council; Professionalism Committee
  2. American Diabetes Association, Wisconsin Board of Directors
  3. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Co-Chair, Diabetes Advisory Group
  4. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin School Health Services Advisory Group (WISHes)
  5. Yale Association of Wisconsin, Scholarship Board of Directors
  6. Waukesha County Technical College, Global Business Advisory Committee Member
  7. AFS USA, Milwaukee Area Chair and Sponsored Programs Coordinator
  8. Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Voter Protection & Volunteer Attorney
  9. Political Campaigns, Volunteer
  10. Wisconsin Research and Education Network, Research Group Member

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  1. Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  2. Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Certificate
  3. Yale University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude

ADMISSIONS

  1. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in New York
  2. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina
  3. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin

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    CONTACT

    735 N. Water St., Suite 610, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    P:(414) 436-0353 /  F: (414) 436-0354

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Download PDF

    BIOGRAPHY

    I specialize in providing transactional negotiations related to technology, outsourcing, international, intellectual property, and competition law. I have practiced in the complex contracting and technology fields for over 35 years. My vast experience encompasses a wide array of expertise, from preparing and negotiating technology, outsourcing, joint venture, and intellectual property contracts to completing complex, multijurisdictional licensing agreements to structuring tax-favorable agreements on behalf of my clients.

    Early in my career, I worked for IBM in marketing, manufacturing, and research & development locations, including three years overseas at its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters. While at IBM as part of ISO 9000 registration, I championed an increased emphasis on client service as part of the quality improvement effort, resulting in a customer satisfaction index rise from 60% to 94%. Thereafter, I went on to hone my skills at Fiserv, becoming Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In addition to leading the company’s commercial contracting efforts and broad responsibilities as in-house counsel, I also developed a matrix management system for functional expertise and staff development. Outside of my position with Fiserv, I have represented companies from a wide variety of industries including financial services, technology, and telecommunication.

    I received a B.A. From Yale University in International Relations, with Honors, in 1982 and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1985, where I was named Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Located in Milwaukee, I recently joined MWH Law Group LLP as Special Counsel and practice in the technology, contract support, intellectual property and corporate & transactional groups. I am a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, where I served as Chair of the International Practice Section Board, in addition to being a Member of the Section Leaders’ Council and Professionalism Committee. I am also licensed in New York and North Carolina.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    1. MWH Law Group LLP, Special Counsel, December 2020 – Present
    2. Fiserv, Inc., Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, 1995 – 2005
    3. IBM Corporation, Area Counsel, 1985 – 1995
    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
    1. Wisconsin State Bar Association
    SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
    1. American Conference Institute
    2. Center for International Legal Studies
    3. International Bar Association
    4. American Diabetes Association
    5. Wisconsin State Bar
    6. Marshfield Diabetes Conference
    7. Medical College of Wisconsin Diabetes Symposium
    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    1. Wisconsin State Bar, Chair, International Practice Section Board of Directors; Section Leaders’ Council; Professionalism Committee
    2. American Diabetes Association, Wisconsin Board of Directors
    3. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Co-Chair, Diabetes Advisory Group
    4. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin School Health Services Advisory Group (WISHes)
    5. Yale Association of Wisconsin, Scholarship Board of Directors
    6. Waukesha County Technical College, Global Business Advisory Committee Member
    7. AFS USA, Milwaukee Area Chair and Sponsored Programs Coordinator
    8. Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Voter Protection & Volunteer Attorney
    9. Political Campaigns, Volunteer
    10. Wisconsin Research and Education Network, Research Group Member

    PRACTICE AREAS

    EDUCATION

    1. Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    2. Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Certificate
    3. Yale University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude

    ADMISSIONS

    1. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in New York
    2. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina
    3. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin

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