William A. Tanenbaum works closely with clients to provide actionable, industry-informed solutions for their business needs. He assists companies in technology and IP transactions, adopting AI for business innovation, joining law and data to unlock value, using technology to transform health care, the protection and use of IP, and related matters.
A “well-known and highly respected practitioner” who “has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market“ (Who’s Who Legal), Bill is ranked in the top tiers by Chambers: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP and data law. Chambers says Bill has a “solid national reputation” and is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing" with "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 IT. He is recognized as one of the 2019 Legal “Thought Leaders Global Elite” (Who's Who Legal), and named as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide).
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 (Global Data Review/Who's Who Legal). Bill’s “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). 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) with victories in the Federal Circuit, 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] to take on" (Chambers); and he is "one of the best IP lawyers I have worked with" (Clean Tech Guide).