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212.413.2840
  • Education
    • J.D., Cornell Law School
    • A.B., Brown University, Highest Honors; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court

William A. Tanenbaum works closely with clients to provide actionable, industry-informed solutions for their business needs. He assists clients in technology and IP transactions, adopting AI for business innovation, joining law and data to unlock value, using technology to transform health care, and related matters. 

Recognized as one of the Who’s Who Legal "Thought Leaders Global Elite," Bill is also ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal500 and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP and data law, and as one of the 2019 Top 30 IT lawyers in the country (Best of the Best USA Expert Guide). "He has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market" and  "is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures." (Who's Who Legal). Chambers says Bill “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem." It identifies Bill as a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing" with a "solid national reputation" and "notable expertise in cybersecurity, data law and IP." 

Bill is a past President of the International Technology Association. He was previously named as "Lawyer of the Year" in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. He is recognized as "one of the leading names" in AI and data law (Global Data Review/Who's Who Legal). Chambers found that Bill has "broad strengths" in the IP and technology aspects of M&A and corporate transactions. It also found that clients endorse Bill as a "brilliant lawyer" who provides "savvy, zealous representation" and "understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations." Bill "has strong litigation experience" (Who’s Who Legal) and helps clients avoid litigation.

He is a member of Polsinelli's 40-attorney Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Group, and the Practice Co-Chair of the Heath Care Technology & Innovation Group, the nation's second-largest practice according to the American Health Lawyers Association. Bill runs Polsinelli's "AI, Machine Learning and Data in Health Care" Webinar Series. His practice concentrates on: 

  • Technology transactions
  • IP transactions
  • X-as-a-Service and cloud transactions
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Health Care technology transactions and innovation
  • IP, IT and Health Care aspects of M&A transactions
  • Transferring innovative legal techniques implementing emerging technologies from Health Care to other industries
  • Securing patents and other IP protection
  • Strategic IP counseling
  • Data-driven business
  • Data ownership, licensing, shared use agreements and data polices for regulatory compliance
  • AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics
  • Technology transactions to provide cybersecurity and privacy infrastructure
  • Government IT
  • IP and technology litigation and arbitration
  • Sports law technology

Bill was a partner at a national IP law firm. Clients say there is "no issue that is unfamiliar or too complex or intimidating [for him] take on" (Chambers); and he is "one of the best IP lawyers I have worked with" (Clean Tech Guide).

  • Licensing and commercialization for NASA
  • IP for a sovereign wealth fund
  • Summary judgment win for CLS Bank in the Alice v. CLS patent litigation
  • Ryder for outsourcing and dispute resolution
  • Costco to establish its online store in China
  • Airbus and other aerospace companies for IP and technology 
  • A multi-vendor, multi-jurisdiction, multi-tower outsourcing for one of the 10 largest private companies in the world
  • Health Care technology agreements for several of the largest health care systems in the U.S. and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Epic electronic health records agreements
  • Proton Therapy System for a university hospital system
  • IP agreements for a drone company
  • The Miami Heat for e-commerce and technology
  • ServiceMax (formerly part of GE), an AI-enabled predictive maintenance company, for transactional, regulatory and privacy matters
  • Nanotechnolgy company, ApJet 
  • IT and cybersecurity for the Practising Law Institute (“PLI”)
  • IP for outsourcing consulting firm ISG
  • TTEC (formerly TeleTech), an outsourcing and customer care company, for M&A, transactional and outsourcing matters
  • Maxim Healthcare Services for IT and business transactions
  • IP for Exiger (AI-enabled database breach, investigations, monitorship and financial crimes services firm)
  • Avon, for hardware and outsourcing
  • Video game company, Nexon
  • Beverly Hills Hotel and other hospitality industry companies 
  • Technology agreements for data security firm
  • Digital platform for the Health Distribution Alliance
  • Embark, a new model, industry-disruptive travel company
  • Nordea Bank, U.S. IT agreements
  • The States of New York, Washington and Hawaii and the government of Finland for government IT projects
  • Arbitrator in outsourcing and technology disputes (member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center)
  • Pro Bono services, New York Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts

 

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Digital Medicine Conference
Speaker
December 2019
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PLI Outsourcing Conference
Co-chair and Speaker
Octoober | November 2019
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PLI IP Institute
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October 2019
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PLI IP Law Institute
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September 2019
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Relentless Health Value
Podcast, Interviewee
August 2019
webinar Webinars
July 17, 2019
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Wednesday, July 17
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PLI Internet of Things Conference
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July 2019
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June 19, 2019
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June 19, 2019
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