William A. Tanenbaum

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“Expertise in technology transactions puts him at the very top of the market,” and a “leading name in AI and “a go-do expert [on] data.” 

William A. Tanenbaum’s practice focuses on technology, IP, data, AI, automation, digital transformation, and healthcare technology. He is ranked in national and international top tiers in those areas by Chambers (New York, National, and Global rankings, technology and outsourcing), Who's Who Legal (International "Thought Leader" and “Recommended” in Data and Technology), and Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology).  He is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and - was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers in 2013, as one of the first lawyers to be awarded that ranking.  The firm’s Technology Practice is ranked in Tier 1 nationally by US-News/Best Lawyers. Bill works with technology companies and  companies that acquire technology.  Bill  works with data-driven companies and those providing  data services.  

Bill has "expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market," and is  “a font of knowledge in creating new IT structures." (Who’s Who Legal)  Chambers finds that Bill has a "solid national reputation," is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing," "is recognized for his deft handling of corporate deals relating to cutting-edge technologies," “provides savvy representation,”  "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."  Chambers also says that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."

Bill is named as one of the "leading names" in AI and as a "go-to expert [on] data."  (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review).  He is recognized as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide).  Bill was the chair of IP and Tech Transactions Practice Group at Kaye Scholer, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice and previously a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, a leading IP firm.  He is now named as one of the "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists," as an "IP Star" and as a "Life Sciences Star."  (Managing IP; LMG Life Sciences).  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).

Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2021 “Global Practice Guide on Digital Healthcare.” Bill also served as the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020.  He was appointed by his peers to the "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]" and is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an industry CIO association (New York Chapter), and represents an international association of data professionals.

Publications [View All]
  • Westlaw Today, Closing the CCPA Loopholes, California Approves Proposition 24 (co-authored with Kiyong Song)
  • Law360, “Return-To-Work Tech Brings New Contract Issues”
  • Contributing Editor, International Comparative Legal Guide: Digital Health 2020 Laws and Regulations; Lead chapter entitled: "Digital Health, New Technologies and Emerging Legal Issues."
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • HealthCare News & Insights, "How Millennials Will Change Health Care" (co-author)
  • Journal of Health Care Compliance, "Bank Cybersecurity as a Roadmap for Enhanced Hospital Cybersecurity"
  • Wolters Kluwer, Chapter entitled "Addressing Legal Risks in Health Care IT Contracts" (co-author)
Presentations
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, November, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Data Law Conference, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, September 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Healthcare Technology Law, Founder and Chair, May, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Internet of Things, Speaker, May 2021
  • Enterprise Data World, Speaker, April, 2021

                                                                   Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Representative Matters

  • Licensing and commercialization for NASA
  • IP in M&A for a sovereign wealth fund
  • Summary judgment win for CLS Bank in the Alice v. CLS patent litigation
  • Fortune 100 healthcare company, for robotics, digital surgery, VR, AR and digital services
  • Costco, to establish its online store in China,
  • Morgan & Stanley, for IT and outsourcing transactions with Google and others
  • Airbus and other aerospace companies for IP, technology and outsourcing
  • The Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, for healthcare IT
  • First cloud-based Electronic Health Records system, agreement for a large medical center
  • Ryder, for outsourcing and dispute resolution
  • Mars Food, for multi-vendor, multi-continent outsourcing  
  • Retained as Healthcare Counsel and IP Counsel by prominent New York firms for M&A transactions
  • Miami Heat basketball organization, for e-commerce, web apps and other technologies
  • Hawaii, state-wide IT project
  • Washington State, state-wide and state department IT projects
  • Finland, IP and IT projects
  • IP agreements for a drone company
  • New York State Dormitory Authority, for outsourcing
  • ISG, an outsourcing consulting firm, for IP and IT
  • Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) for digital platform and technology agreements
  • NODE, an association for digital healthcare
  • Dataversity, an association of data professionals
  • Bar Association for the City of New York, for IP matters
  • New York Society of Architects, for IP matters
  • Syngrafii, an electronic-signature and authentication company
  • TTEC, an outsource and technology provider for Fortune 500 customer experience operations
  • Installation of one of the first large-scale Proton Therapy Treatment Centers, at a university hospital
  • Two largest health care systems in the U.S., strategic IT agreements
  • AI and data-driven company for preventative health, including joint venture agreements with healthcare system and technology platforms
  • Syngrafii, an electronic-signature and authentication company
  • ServiceMax (formerly part of GE), an AI-enabled predictive maintenance company, for transactional, regulatory and privacy matters
  • LIfeTrack, digital health wearables company
  • Nanotechnology company, ApJet
  • Maxim Health, heath care transactions
  • Exiger, AI-enabled governance, compliance and risk Management Company founded by former US government security officials Beverly Hills Hotel and other hospitality industry companies
  • Digital platform for the Health Distribution Alliance
  • Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.



Biography

“Expertise in technology transactions puts him at the very top of the market,” and a “leading name in AI and “a go-do expert [on] data.” 

William A. Tanenbaum’s practice focuses on technology, IP, data, AI, automation, digital transformation, and healthcare technology. He is ranked in national and international top tiers in those areas by Chambers (New York, National, and Global rankings, technology and outsourcing), Who's Who Legal (International "Thought Leader" and “Recommended” in Data and Technology), and Best Lawyers in America (Information Technology).  He is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and - was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers in 2013, as one of the first lawyers to be awarded that ranking.  The firm’s Technology Practice is ranked in Tier 1 nationally by US-News/Best Lawyers. Bill works with technology companies and  companies that acquire technology.  Bill  works with data-driven companies and those providing  data services.  

Bill has "expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market," and is  “a font of knowledge in creating new IT structures." (Who’s Who Legal)  Chambers finds that Bill has a "solid national reputation," is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing," "is recognized for his deft handling of corporate deals relating to cutting-edge technologies," “provides savvy representation,”  "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."  Chambers also says that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."

Bill is named as one of the "leading names" in AI and as a "go-to expert [on] data."  (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review).  He is recognized as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide).  Bill was the chair of IP and Tech Transactions Practice Group at Kaye Scholer, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice and previously a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, a leading IP firm.  He is now named as one of the "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists," as an "IP Star" and as a "Life Sciences Star."  (Managing IP; LMG Life Sciences).  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).

Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2021 “Global Practice Guide on Digital Healthcare.” Bill also served as the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020.  He was appointed by his peers to the "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]" and is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an industry CIO association (New York Chapter), and represents an international association of data professionals.

Publications [View All]
  • Westlaw Today, Closing the CCPA Loopholes, California Approves Proposition 24 (co-authored with Kiyong Song)
  • Law360, “Return-To-Work Tech Brings New Contract Issues”
  • Contributing Editor, International Comparative Legal Guide: Digital Health 2020 Laws and Regulations; Lead chapter entitled: "Digital Health, New Technologies and Emerging Legal Issues."
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • HealthCare News & Insights, "How Millennials Will Change Health Care" (co-author)
  • Journal of Health Care Compliance, "Bank Cybersecurity as a Roadmap for Enhanced Hospital Cybersecurity"
  • Wolters Kluwer, Chapter entitled "Addressing Legal Risks in Health Care IT Contracts" (co-author)
Presentations
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, November, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Data Law Conference, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, September 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Healthcare Technology Law, Founder and Chair, May, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Internet of Things, Speaker, May 2021
  • Enterprise Data World, Speaker, April, 2021

                                                                   Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Education
  • Cornell University Law School (J.D.)
  • Brown University (A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, degree with highest honors)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York State
Representative Matters
  • Licensing and commercialization for NASA
  • IP in M&A for a sovereign wealth fund
  • Summary judgment win for CLS Bank in the Alice v. CLS patent litigation
  • Fortune 100 healthcare company, for robotics, digital surgery, VR, AR and digital services
  • Costco, to establish its online store in China,
  • Morgan & Stanley, for IT and outsourcing transactions with Google and others
  • Airbus and other aerospace companies for IP, technology and outsourcing
  • The Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, for healthcare IT
  • First cloud-based Electronic Health Records system, agreement for a large medical center
  • Ryder, for outsourcing and dispute resolution
  • Mars Food, for multi-vendor, multi-continent outsourcing  
  • Retained as Healthcare Counsel and IP Counsel by prominent New York firms for M&A transactions
  • Miami Heat basketball organization, for e-commerce, web apps and other technologies
  • Hawaii, state-wide IT project
  • Washington State, state-wide and state department IT projects
  • Finland, IP and IT projects
  • IP agreements for a drone company
  • New York State Dormitory Authority, for outsourcing
  • ISG, an outsourcing consulting firm, for IP and IT
  • Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) for digital platform and technology agreements
  • NODE, an association for digital healthcare
  • Dataversity, an association of data professionals
  • Bar Association for the City of New York, for IP matters
  • New York Society of Architects, for IP matters
  • Syngrafii, an electronic-signature and authentication company
  • TTEC, an outsource and technology provider for Fortune 500 customer experience operations
  • Installation of one of the first large-scale Proton Therapy Treatment Centers, at a university hospital
  • Two largest health care systems in the U.S., strategic IT agreements
  • AI and data-driven company for preventative health, including joint venture agreements with healthcare system and technology platforms
  • Syngrafii, an electronic-signature and authentication company
  • ServiceMax (formerly part of GE), an AI-enabled predictive maintenance company, for transactional, regulatory and privacy matters
  • LIfeTrack, digital health wearables company
  • Nanotechnology company, ApJet
  • Maxim Health, heath care transactions
  • Exiger, AI-enabled governance, compliance and risk Management Company founded by former US government security officials Beverly Hills Hotel and other hospitality industry companies
  • Digital platform for the Health Distribution Alliance
  • Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.