John B. Kennedy Esq.

Wiggin and Dana
Kennedy, John B.

John Kennedy is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Department and a member of the Information Technology and Outsourcing, and Privacy and Information Security Groups.

In 25 years of practice, Mr. Kennedy has focused on transactions and counseling in the law of information technology, data privacy and security, intellectual property and e-commerce. His transactional practice includes outsourcing, software development and licensing, e-commerce transactions, technology transfer and intellectual property-intensive M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and re-structurings. His clients have included Fortune 500 as well as emerging companies in the financial services, technology, communications, media, energy and consumer products sectors.

Mr. Kennedy has negotiated complex information technology (IT) outsourcing services agreements involving cloud computing, IT infrastructure and software procurement, systems integration, software development and maintenance, voice and data services and disaster recovery and business continuity. He has also negotiated business process outsourcing (BPO) agreements for call centers and customer support services, finance and accounting services, human resources administration, enterprise procurement services, government passport and visa services, research and development services and supply chain management. His work in this area includes advising clients on all stages of the contract process, including RFP preparation and evaluation, vendor diligence, negotiation of definitive agreements and ongoing advice concerning governance, dispute management and amendments.

He received his B.A. from Carleton College, magna cum laude, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.

He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series No. 540: Cybersecurity and Privacy in Business Transactions: Managing Data Risk in Deals.