Marc D. Lawlor concentrates his practice in information technology and outsourcing across a variety of industries including healthcare, higher education, finance, real estate, and consumer products. Marc D. Lawlor represents clients in complex business process and technology outsourcing, software licensing, equipment transactions, consulting services acquisitions, software support and maintenance purchases, strategic partnering and alliance relationships, source code escrow arrangements, website hosting transactions, and digital signature and security transactions. Marc also represents a variety of technology standards organizations.
Marc has represented clients from both the buyer and vendor sides of information technology transactions.
Born in Canada to an engineer and a nurse, Marc emigrated to the U.S. at a young age. Before settling permanently in Chicago, Marc lived and worked in some of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world, including Montreal, San Francisco, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Dubai (U.A.E.). With this international background, it is no surprise that one of Marc’s greatest joys is travel, having kayaked in the Galapagos, hiked Machu Picchu in Peru, visited the pyramids in Egypt, and camped in the Amazon basin.
In addition to travel, and from a very young age, Marc’s other interests leaned toward law and technology. He was the first in his family to receive a post-graduate degree, graduating near the top of his law school class and serving as the Lead Articles Editor of St. Louis University’s Law Journal. After law school, Marc worked as a law clerk for a federal judge in St. Louis.
When not practicing technology law, Marc enjoys assisting charitable organizations, including public schools and other youth-focused groups, with legal issues on a pro bono basis. Additionally, he derives great satisfaction from helping Big Brothers & Big Sisters both with professional advice and by being a Big Brother to Byron, his little brother of 9 years.