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

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2008 to 2017)
    • New York: Information Technology Law
    • New York: Technology Law
      • Best Lawyers® 2012 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Who's Who Legal 100 
  • Who's Who Legal: Information Technology (2013, 2014)
  • 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
Deeper Dive: Security Is a Big Deal for Big Data
May 25, 2017
In the rapidly expanding landscape of Internet-based data analytic services, companies across all industries with a significant online presence have faced or will face a data breach resulting from their collection and use of Big Data. As...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: Ransomware – WannaCry and the Future of Ransomware-as-a-Service
By Melinda L. McLellan
May 22, 2017
In our 2017 BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, we addressed the increasingly ubiquitous scourge of ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of malware causing data security incidents. We noted that ransomware...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Substantial Risk of Harm in Data Breach Class Actions Ripe for Supreme Court Review
May 17, 2017
Early in May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Whalen v. Michaels Stores, Inc., No. 16-260 (L) (2d Cir. May 2, 2017), affirmed the dismissal of a data breach class action brought against Michaels Stores Inc. (Michaels)...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: Forensics
May 16, 2017
A company’s ability to quickly and efficiently conduct a forensic investigation is critical to limiting the impacts of a data security incident and determining the scope of the incident. In BakerHostetler’s 2017 Data Security Incident...
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Data Privacy Monitor
No More Tears: A Few Recommended Steps in Response to WannaCry Ransomware
By Erich M. Falke
May 13, 2017
On May 12, 2017, thousands of companies across the globe saw the first signs of a prolific malware outbreak. The malware, a ransomware variant labeled WannaCry, is capable of encrypting files on a device and moving laterally to encrypt...
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