Jonathan A. Beckham

Jonathan A. Beckham

Of Counsel

Jonathan A. Beckham focuses his practice on sophisticated, cross-border commercial and corporate transactions, with a focus on technology transactions, outsourcing and general corporate matters. He negotiates transactions relating to the development of cloud infrastructure and networks, and the license of cloud services to leading financial institutions and other enterprise customers. Jonathan has negotiated and participated in numerous merger and acquisition, corporate finance and joint venture transactions involving technology and data licenses and services as a key component and driver of transaction value and risk. He served as senior in-house counsel for Tata Communications International and Teleglobe International Holdings for approximately six years, with responsibility for a variety of commercial and corporate matters.

Concentrations

  • Technology transactions
  • Telecommunications transactions
  • Cloud and communications infrastructure transactions
  • Data privacy and security
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Software licensing
  • FinTech service transactions
  • Outsourcing
  • Private placements of securities
  • Venture capital financings
  • Blockchain/cryptocurrency
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Counsel leading content and software providers on the acquisition and license of global communications cloud infrastructure -- negotiate numerous master services agreements, and service schedules and service level agreements for the procurement of circuits and capacity, dark fiber, voice and data services, colocation, encryption and other services.
  • Counsel leading communications infrastructure firms and content providers on the build, purchase and license of private and consortium submarine cable systems, negotiating landing station, supply, intercreditor, non-disturbance and other construction and finance related agreements.
  • Counsel leading global technology provider and communications infrastructure firms in connection with the negotiation of international data center leases.     
  • Represent leading global technology providers in connection with the license of cloud and online services to global financial services institutions and other enterprise customers
  • Counseled major money center bank in connection with its outsource and transition of order-to-pay business process management software platform.
  • Represented Fortune 100 global, consulting firm in connection with outsourcing, business process management (BPM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and software license transactions for health care, higher education and state and local government clients.
  • Drafted and negotiated OEM manufacturing agreements for a Fortune 100 manufacturing client with overseas vendors in Eastern Europe and Asia in connection with the sourcing, supply and manufacture of components parts involving an aggregate annual spend of approximately $60 million.
  • Represent software developers in connection with the development and license of BPM application software to construction services firms, not-for-profits and other specialized industry customers.
  • Serve as corporate counsel to communications equipment testing firm in connection with corporate restructuring, stock option plan, private equity financing and other corporate matters
  • Counsel FinTech software firm with respect to its license of customized software applications to hedge funds and major money center banks, and as lead counsel for $70 million private equity raise.
  • Advised technology start up on Series A fundraising round and application development services agreement.
  • Managed international corporate reorganization involving 17 foreign jurisdictions and multiple holding companies for Tata Communications International.
  • Represented US Treasury Department in connection with $30 million TARP investment in banking institution.
  • Represented publicly-traded telecommunications firm in connection with all aspects of merger and acquisition and finance transactions, including an acquisition of a leading Voice of Internet Protocol services provider and merger with an international telecommunications firm.

°Certain of the above representations were handled by Mr. Beckham prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1994
    • Editor, Stanford Journal of International Law
    • Recipient, Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr., Award for Excellence in Research and Legal Writing
  • B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • New York