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  • 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 assists companies in technology, outsourcing, and IP transactions; the protection and business use of IP; using technology to transform health care; and AI and data and related matters. He works closely with clients to provide actionable, industry-informed solutions for their business needs.

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” and is “highly recommended for his expert counsel.” (Who's Who Legal) He is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in its Global EditionWho's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, and data law. Chambers says Bill has a “solid national reputation,” is a “prominent figure in technology and outsourcing,” “understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations” and “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”

Bill served as President of the International Technology Law Association. He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report and as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide) Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review) Chambers finds that Bill has “broad strengths” in the IP and technology aspects of M&A and corporate transactions and provides “savvy, zealous representation.” He also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal), and helps clients avoid litigation.

Bill is the Practice Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group (the second largest in the country) and provides “comprehensive advice [on] healthcare-related IT matters.” (Who's Who Legal)  He is the Contributing Editor of “International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020.”  He is a member of the firm’s National Tier 1 Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Group, as ranked by US News & World Report.

He has in-depth experience in intellectual property law. Bill is an “IP Star” (Managing IP), and one of the “IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists,” and was a partner at an international IP firm. He assists international companies doing business in the U.S. technology and IP sectors.

 Bill's practice concentrates on:

  • Technology transactions 
  • IP transactions and IP aspects of technology 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 and Data Analytics
  • Transferring innovative legal techniques implementing emerging technologies from Health Care to other industries and adapting best practices in technology agreements from other industries into Health Care 
  • Securing patents and other IP protection and strategic IP counseling
  • Data use ownership and licensing agreements and data policies
  • Representing international companies doing business in the U.S. technology and IP sectors
  • Technology transactions to provide cybersecurity and privacy infrastructure 
  • Government and Education IT
  • IP and technology litigation and arbitration
  • Licensing and commercialization for NASA
  • IP for a sovereign wealth fund
  • Summary judgment win for CLS Bank in the Alice v. CLS patent litigation
  • EHR agreements with Epic, Cerner and Meditech
  • Updating IT infrastructure for health care systems
  • Ryder for outsourcing and dispute resolution
  • Costco to establish its online store in China
  • Airbus and other aerospace companies for IP and technology 
  • ServiceMax (a GE Digital spinoff) for data protection policies and technology transactions 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nanotechnology company, ApJet 
  • IT and cybersecurity for the Practising Law Institute (“PLI”)
  • Data privacy for Dataversity (a data professionals organization)
  • IP for outsourcing consulting firm ISG
  • TTEC (formerly TeleTech), an outsourcing and customer care company, transactional and outsourcing matters
  • Maxim Healthcare Services, IT and business transactions
  • IP for Exiger (AI-enabled company)
  • 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, an industry-disruptive travel company
  • Nordea Bank, for 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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PLI Outsourcing Conference
Co-Chair, Speaker
November 2020
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PLI IP Institute
October 2020
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PLI Health Care Technology Law Conference
Chair, Speaker
May 2020
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PLI Internet of Things Confernece
May 2020
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Joining Law and Data: Creating Policies that Meet New Regulations
Presenter, Enterprise Data World Conference - San Diego
March 2020
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17th Annual World Health Conference
March 2020
webinar Webinars
January 29, 2020
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January 29, 2020
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January 15, 2020
webinar Webinars
December 4, 2019