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Ryan Preston’s practice focuses on strategic commercial arrangements involving complex services arrangements and other technology and data-driven transactions. Ryan helps structure and negotiate transformative business relationships across a variety of industry verticals. He also represents public and private companies in matters involving domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private offerings, and other capital formation activities. As part of his practice, Ryan has represented the leading technology, travel and telecom providers as well as fund sponsors, health care and energy companies, in transactions worldwide.

Ryan's Relevant Experience

Key Areas of Focus

· Technology development, licensing, commercialization and deployment

· Strategic collaborations

· Travel technology services and travel benefits management

· Global Distribution Systems (GDS)

· AI and Machine learning

· Data use, rights, and optimization

· Data privacy and security

· Software-as-a-service offerings, including the development and distribution of platforms

· FinTech and payments/PCI

· Digital health, healthcare services and health data

· IOT and connected devices

· E-commerce

· Manufacturing

· Supply chain management, including purchasing, distribution and logistics

· ERP systems

Traditional BPO and IT Outsourcing Arrangements Areas

· Infrastructure

· HR & Benefits

· Finance & Accounting

· Procurement

· Real estate

· R&D

· Telecommunications services

· Engineering

· Warehousing

· Order intake and processing

· Call center operations

Drafting and Negotiation of Agreements Areas

· Strategic alliances, partnership, and joint venture agreements

· Technology development, commercialization and licensing agreements

· Managed services agreements

· Master services agreements

· SaaS bundling and subscription agreements

· Manufacturing and supply agreements

· Hosting and cloud services agreements

· Consulting services agreements

· Contract manufacturing/tolling arrangements

· OEM and distributor agreements

· Reseller agreements

· Purchase and supply agreements

· Third-party logistics agreements

· Website terms of service, terms of use and privacy policies

· Transition services agreements

Other Info About Ryan


Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.

Undergraduate School

Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., B.S.

Bar Memberships

Ryan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Privacy and Data Security Law, Information Technology Law, Technology Law, and IT Outsourcing Law, 2018-2022

Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list for Technology Transactions (2018-2019)

Named one of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, 2017

Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Antitrust Litigation and Information Technology/Outsourcing (2006, 2011-2016)

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