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).