Partners Barbara Melby and Akiba Stern are named "HRO Superstars" by HRO Today.
Interview with Barbara M. Melby
details some of the common mistakes companies and HR
executives make along the way to HR BOP - and how to avoid them.
08/01/05 Anatomy of an HRO Deal, HRO Today
Partners Akiba Stern, Ed Hansen, Michael Pillion, and Barbara Melby from the Global Outsourcing team discuss the ideal HRO process and avoiding costly mistakes with HRO Today.
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Barbara Murphy Melby
Barbara Melby is a partner in the Global Outsourcing, Technology, and Commercial Transactions Practice at Morgan Lewis.
practice focuses on information technology and business process outsourcing transactions, as well as commercial and other technology-related transactions, including system implementation, licensing, technology services, strategic alliances, and other agreements in support of sourcing and supply chain operations.
represents a large and diverse client base, including in the life sciences, hospitality, financial institution, energy, health, and retail industries.
recent outsourcing experience includes completing an industry-leading global multitower IT and business process outsourcing transaction for a leading pharmaceutical company, a global IT outsourcing agreement for a leading hospitality company, the renegotiation and restructuring of a long-term, multitower IT and business process outsourcing transaction, a global financial and accounting services outsourcing (FAO) transaction, a global human resources outsourcing (HRO) transaction, and a warehousing and logistics outsourcing.
In addition to outsourcing, Ms. Melby
has assisted numerous clients in negotiations relating to the implementation of complex ERP systems and has coordinated support of commercial contracts for direct and indirect spend for the global procurement organizations of several Fortune 500 companies.
One of the leading outsourcing attorneys in the United States, Ms. Melby
co-authored two of the seminal works in the outsourcing field, Information Technology Outsourcing: Process, Strategies, and Contracts (John Wiley, 2005) and Business Process Outsourcing: Process, Strategies, and Contracts (John Wiley, 2007).
was recently recognized by Chambers USA and by Chambers Global as one of the leading lawyers for business process outsourcing.
has also been named as "HRO Attorney of the Year 2007" by the Human Resources Outsourcing Association
and one of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 HRO Superstars by HRO Today magazine
In addition to her
two books, she
has written numerous articles and has been widely quoted in a wide variety of publications including CIO Magazine
, HR Executive
, HRO Today
, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and The Pennsylvania Lawyer.
is also a frequent speaker on outsourcing and technology transactions at various business, legal, and professional conferences.
is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and New York.