Frank A. Pugliese

Partner

New York
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Overview

Focusing on technology law and outsourcing, Frank Pugliese has a broad range of experience representing vendors and customers in a multitude of industries as a result of technology's prevalence in modern businesses. Ultimately, Frank is a deal maker, solving his clients' problems with creative solutions in order to achieve long-lasting positive results.

Frank is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler's Data Privacy Monitor blog, offering commentary on data privacy and information security topics.

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  • Represented one of the largest blood centers in the country in outsourcing its IT department, including application development and staff. Led negotiation, drafted documents and advised the client.
  • Represented a major cosmetics company in procurement and implementation of a global enterprise resource planning system. Led the negotiation of system development.
  • Represented a community health organization in the acquisition of a cloud-based electronic health record system.
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Experience

  • Represented one of the largest blood centers in the country in outsourcing its IT department, including application development and staff. Led negotiation, drafted documents and advised the client.
  • Represented a major cosmetics company in procurement and implementation of a global enterprise resource planning system. Led the negotiation of system development.
  • Represented a community health organization in the acquisition of a cloud-based electronic health record system.
  • Represented one of the leading e-commerce solution vendors in licensing and managed-service transactions.
  • Represented the developer of an interactive application in a dispute with the NFL for use of an application in conjunction with Thursday night football viewing.
  • Represented a major investment bank in the development, licensing and maintenance transaction for the creation of its energy commodities trading platform.
  • Represented a major New York hospital in an outsourcing agreement for the operation of its data center and maintenance and development of its software applications, and in an inter-entity transition services agreement as part of the hospital’s unwinding of an earlier merger.
  • Represented a global media company in an e-commerce fulfillment services transaction.
  • Represented a national commercial property owner in an outsourcing transaction involving call center operations. 
  • Represented a commercial bank in an ASP arrangement for hosting of its commercial loan portfolio business. 
  • Represented a national commercial property owner in the outsourcing of its real estate accounting department. 
  • Represented a national telecommunications provider for provision of high-speed internet access for the resort hotels of a major U.S. theme park. 
  • Represented a major cable company in the development of a dedicated telecommunications network. 
  • Represented the owner of U.S. convention centers in the creation of wireless hot spots in its facilities.
  • Represented a short message service (SMS) provider in the creation of customer, reseller and OEM agreement templates.
  • Represented a technology firm providing SMS, including assisting the client with the creation of customer, reseller and OEM agreement templates.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal: Information Technology (2013 to 2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2008 to 2018)
    • New York: Information Technology Law
    • New York: Technology Law
      • Best Lawyers® 2012 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • New York "Super Lawyer" (2006, 2009 to 2011, 2014)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • ITechLaw

Community

  • Rye Brook Technology and Communications Commission

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., New York University, 1988, cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action
January 17, 2018
Every year, especially around the holidays, more and more products that connect to the internet hit the market. For adults, connected home devices that act like personal domestic assistants have become increasingly popular. Children have...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Recent Trends, Future Predictions, and Effective Risk Assessments
January 8, 2018
Risk assessments are a fundamental part of any organization’s risk management process. But many organizations still do not incorporate true risk assessments into their information-security planning, even though doing so makes good business...
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Data Privacy Monitor
The IRS Succeeds in Compelling Crypto Exchange to Disclose User Information
January 4, 2018
As the price of bitcoin leaps and lurches toward new highs, it seems fitting that the legal regime surrounding it and other virtual currencies is similarly unpredictable. With bitcoin edging its way into mainstream finance, and Coinbase...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Coming Full Circle: FTC Recovers BIAS Regulation Jurisdiction Following FCC Vote
January 3, 2018
In a widely publicized decision, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal the tenets of the Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet Order, or the Open Internet Order, of 2015. See Protecting and...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Small Health Care Providers: Do you really know what your IT services vendor is providing to secure your systems?
December 27, 2017
A small health care provider such as a physician office or clinic often will contract with an IT services vendor to meet overall IT needs to operate the business. A small health care provider may not have the resources and expertise to...
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