William A. Tanenbaum works closely with clients to provide actionable, industry-informed solutions for their business needs. He assists companies in technology, outsourcing and IP transactions, adopting AI for business innovation; joining law and data; using technology to transform health care; the protection and business use of IP; and related matters.
Bill is “highly recommended for his expert counsel” and a “well-known and highly respected practitioner” with “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market.“ (Who’s Who Legal) Bill is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, data law and digital IP rights. He is named as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide). Chambers says Bill is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing" with a “solid national reputation” and "notable expertise in cybersecurity, data law and IP" - and that he “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem." Bill's practice includes Health Care technology and data. He is recognized as one of the 2019 “Thought Leaders Global Elite-Data” (Who's Who Legal).
Bill is a past President of the International Technology Association. He was named as "Lawyer of the Year" in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers in 2013. He is recognized as "one of the leading names" in AI and data law, whose “vast experience...makes him a go-to expert in all manner of issues related to the management and protection of data" (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review). Chambers found that Bill has "broad strengths" in the IP and technology aspects of M&A and corporate transactions, provides "savvy, zealous representation" and "understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations." Bill "has strong litigation experience" with victories in the Federal Circuit (Who’s Who Legal), and helps clients settle and avoid litigation.
He is a member of Polsinelli's 40-attorney Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Group, which is ranked in Tier 1 Nationally by US News & World Report. Bill is the Practice Co-Chair of the Heath Care Technology & Innovation Group, the country’s second-largest health information technology practice as ranked by the American Health Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Digital Health Group. Bill runs Polsinelli's "AI, Machine Learning and Data in Health Care" and “Digital Health” Webinar Series. His practice concentrates on:
- Technology transactions
- IP transactions
- X-as-a-Service and Cloud transactions
- Outsourcing agreements
- Health Care technology transactions, including Digital Health
- IP, IT and Health Care aspects of M&A transactions
- AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics
- Transferring innovative legal techniques implementing AI and emerging technologies from Health Care to other industries and adapting best practices in technology and outsourcing agreements from other industries into Health Care
- Securing patents and other IP protection and strategic IP counseling
- Data ownership, licensing, shared use agreements and data polices for regulatory compliance
- Technology transactions to provide cybersecurity and privacy infrastructure
- Government IT
- IP and technology litigation and arbitration
- Sports law technology
Bill was previously a partner at a national IP law firm. Clients say there is "no issue that is unfamiliar or too complex or intimidating [for him] to take on" (Chambers); and he is "one of the best IP lawyers I have worked with" (Clean Tech Guide).