Mark W. Heaphy


Mark W. Heaphy
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4356
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Mark is a nationally recognized outsourcing lawyer and is Chair of the firm's Outsourcing and Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the India Practice Group, where he counsels clients in complex international transactions related to outsourcing, software, robotics, and the cloud.

Mark has significant expertise in all aspects of sourcing and procurement, from the initial RFP through implementation, go-live, and beyond. Clients rely on Mark to help them structure and negotiate complex commercial relationships and outsourcing strategies throughout the world.

He has worked on hundreds of sole-sourced and competitively bid transactions, including business process and information outsourcing, robotics and digital automation, software development and licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and distribution and cross-border technology transfers. Mark also helps clients navigate the complex web of global privacy and security regulations and mitigate cyber threats and related data security challenges.

Mark is regularly honored in Best Lawyers in America for technology law and is ranked nationally by Chambers USA. He frequently lectures on outsourcing, licensing, and privacy issues and also served as an adjunct professor at Connecticut's Quinnipiac School of Law for more than a decade, where he taught intellectual property, computer law, and the law of cyberspace.

Mark earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, his M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in Philosophy and International Relations from the College of William and Mary.


  • American Bar Association
    • International Law and Practice Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Science and Technology Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


05.07.2013A Data Privacy and Security Checklist for Management
09.29.2008New Data Privacy Law in Connecticut Imposes Stiff Penalties

Published Works

08.01.2017Outsourcing 2017: USA ChapterThe International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG); 2nd Edition
07.01.2017Outsourcing: United States OverviewPractical Law - Thomson Reuters
07.01.2017Transferring Employees on an Outsourcing in the United States: OverviewPractical Law - Thomson Reuters
08.29.2016Outsourcing 2016: USA ChapterInternational Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
10.11.2010Cloud Computing: Why Forecast Should Matter To YouConnecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 36, No. 41
05.08.2003The Impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright ActPresented at the 19th Annual Patent Practice Program at the New York Hilton
10.15.2001Computer Intrusions: A Company's Options When Its Systems Have Been Hacked Reprinted in part with permission from the Connecticut Law Tribune week of October 15, 2001

Supreme Court Updates

09.28.2005Order List

office New Haven
phone 203-498-4356
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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Yale University, M.A., 1993
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 1990, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Connecticut

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