Mark O'Conor, UK Managing Partner, DLA Piper
Mark is the UK Managing Partner at DLA Piper, specialising in all aspects of IT law, majoring on public procurement, IT in the financial services sector and e-commerce issues. Mark has advised technology suppliers, startups, content providers and public sector bodies on deals ranging from credit card processing outsourcing and online auctions to the creation of standard suites of agreements and car dealership financing. Mark's practice covers clients in both the public and private sector.
Mark has been ranked as an "expert" since 2002 and recent Chambers and Legal 500 entries include "maintains excellent client relationships", "first class legal acumen", "excellent IT knowledge" and the Who's Who of international IT lawyers describes Mark as "outstanding".
Mark provided legal and procurement advice to the Cabinet Office and OGC in its work to establish the "G-Cloud" as part of the public sector ICT strategy to meet the objectives of the Digital Britain report and more recently has become part of the Eurocloud special interest group, and has advised cloud vendor and customer clients alike.
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