JD Marple is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on strategic counseling and negotiation advice with respect to technology transactions and outsourcing arrangements. Mr. Marple regularly structures and negotiates a wide variety of transactions, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, intellectual property asset acquisitions, patent and other intellectual property licenses, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, and marketing and advertising agreements. His clients range from startups to established public companies and their customers worldwide, particularly in the fields of e-commerce, Internet services, software, hardware, semiconductor design, and related industries. Mr. Marple also represents numerous clients in US and international outsourcing deals ranging from traditional IT outsourcing arrangements to focused business process deals.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Marple was an associate in the Technology Transactions Group at a Silicon Valley law firm, where he had been since 1999. Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Marple worked in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for the Business Software Alliance and as a legislative aide to Congressman Joe Moakley.
Mr. Marple's experience includes the following representations:
- Copart, Inc. in its full scope IT outsourcing to T-Systems and Ato
- Continental Airlines in its full scope IT and ADM outsourcing to EDS and represented United Airlines in connection with sourcing integration work after the United-Continental merger
- The Clorox Company in its IT and ADM outsourcing to HP
- Miller Brewing Company in its outsourcing to ACS and the outsourcing of ADM functions to Accenture
- PacifiCare Health Systems in its IT outsourcing to IBM and its ADM outsourcing to Keane
- Gateway Computer in its multi-tower IT and BPO outsourcing to ACS and related ADM outsourcing to Wipro
- Charles Schwab in its negotiation with Accenture regarding various BPO outsourcing initiatives