Overview

Karl Hochkammer co-leads both the Technology Transactions and Cybersecurity and Privacy practice groups. Karl’s practice is focused on helping clients navigate the complex area where law and technology overlap. He directs clients through legal, technical, and transactional challenges arising in investment and M&A transactions, technology development and licensing arrangements, and commercial technology procurement and licensing deals in various industries, including automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services. His experience includes working with clients with respect to their activities relating to the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, mobility, and smart infrastructure.

Karl holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential given by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

  • Advises public and private companies regarding complex information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, both domestically and internationally
  • Counsels clients in negotiating and restructuring a variety of commercial transactions involving technology and information, including outsourcing, in-sourcing, managing acquisitions and divestitures in outsourcing, and terminating outsourcing arrangements
  • Represents clients involved in buying and selling technology goods and services, including software licensing, software development (on- and off-shore), ERP and other system implementations, systems integrations, back-office processing services, ASP and SaaS agreements, technology licensing agreements, hosting and data center agreements, telecommunications and network management agreements, and hardware acquisition and maintenance agreements 
  • Advises clients in acquisition, development, implementation, integration, licensing, financing, marketing, and sale of technology and intellectual property
  • Counsels clients on U.S. and international privacy law and cybersecurity matters, including vendor due diligence and management and compliance programs
  • Counsels clients on the collection, licensing, and use of data and information in corporate and commercial transactions

Services

Experience

Prior Experience

  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Partner, 2005-2009; Associate, 2001-2005 
  • Raymond & Prokop, P.C., Associate 1996-2001

Academic Appointments

  • Walsh College, Partnership Taxation, Master of Science in Taxation Program, Adjunct Professor, Troy, MI, 1996-1998

Languages

  • German

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2022
    • Recognized in practice areas of Corporate Law and Information Technology Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2011-2013, 2017, and 2018, 2022
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010-2021

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Information Technology Law Section, Chair, 2012-2013
  • Information Technology Law Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • CIPP/US
  • International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Contributor
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • European Committee, Member

News & Insights

Publications

  • Publication | Business Law Today, Volume 18 No. 5 |
  • Plan for the Worst – Considerations for Customers of Satyam Computer Services
    Publication | Wisconsin Technology Network |
  • Don’t Even Think of a Merger Without IT
    Publication | Computerworld |
  • Selling Products and Services and Licensing Software Online: An Interactive Guide with Legal Forms and Commentary to Privacy, Security and Consumer Law Issues
    Publication |

Seminars & Events

  • Event |
  • Anatomy of a Data Breach
    Event | Detroit, MI | | | Presenter
  • Avoiding Information Technology Disappointments and Disasters, American Health Law Association, Presenter
    Event |
  • Beyond the Horizon: A Look at the Current and Future State of Business
    Event | MSU Journal of Business & Securities Law 2014 Spring Symposium, East Lansing, MI |
  • Event | Plymouth, MI | |
  • Outsourcing Agreements: Vendors and Purchasers Square Off
    Event | | | Presenter
  • AMR/AMI Strategic Issues
    Event | Atlanta, GA |
  • Contracting Best Practices
    Event | San Diego, CA | | Presenter
  • Addressing AMR/AMI Risks with Effective Vendor Negotiations and Contracts
    Event | Reno, NV |
  • Selected Technology Contracting Issues
    Event | Novi, MI | | | Presenter

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