William A. Tanenbaum

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-to expert [on] data."

Practice Areas and Professional Recognition.   William A. Tanenbaum’s practice focuses on technology, IP, data, AI, digital transformation, and healthcare technology. He is ranked in top tiers in those fields at the Global and National levels by Chambers (in five categories in Global, National, and New York rankings in 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 one of the first lawyers named as the "Lawyer of the Year" in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Bill works with technology companies and companies that acquire technology, and with data-driven companies and those that provide data services. The firm’s Technology Practice is ranked in Tier 1 nationally by US News/Best Lawyers.

Technology Transactions.  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 is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing" with a "solid national reputation" and "is recognized for his deft handling of commercial and corporate deals relating to cutting-edge technologies," "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 is a past Vice-President of SIM, a CIO organization (New York Chapter) and the only lawyer elected as an officer.

Healthcare Technology.  Chambers finds that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."  He uses his experience gained in healthcare AI in other industries. Chambers selected Bill to be the "Global Expert & Contributing Editor" of its 2020 "Global Practice Guide to Digital Healthcare." Bill represents companies that develop and sell healthcare technology and hospital systems and other providers.

AI, Data, IoT and IP.  Bill is a "leading name" in AI and a "go-to expert [on] data." (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review) and according to Chambers has "expertise in handling cybersecurity, IoT and AI." Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2021 "Global Practice Guide to AI."  Bill was the chair of IP and Tech Transactions at Kaye Scholer, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice and an IP partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, a leading international IP firm.  He is named as one of the "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists," an "IP Star" and a "Life Sciences Star." (Managing IP and LMG Life Sciences).  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories in the landmark Alice patent case and in medical device litigation at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. (Who's Who Legal)

Arbitration and Conference Chair. Bill was appointed by his peers to the "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]" and uses his experience gained as an arbitrator to draft provisions to prevail in arbitration.  He is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Bill’s leadership in his practice areas is also demonstrated by his serving as the Chair of PLI’s Healthcare Technology and Data Law Conferences, Chair of its Data Law Conference, Co-Chair of its Outsourcing Conference, and the only lawyer invited to speak at the Enterprise Data World Conference and at the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference.   

 

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, Data Law Conference, January 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Outsourcing Conference, November, 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, 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-to expert [on] data."

Practice Areas and Professional Recognition.   William A. Tanenbaum’s practice focuses on technology, IP, data, AI, digital transformation, and healthcare technology. He is ranked in top tiers in those fields at the Global and National levels by Chambers (in five categories in Global, National, and New York rankings in 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 one of the first lawyers named as the "Lawyer of the Year" in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Bill works with technology companies and companies that acquire technology, and with data-driven companies and those that provide data services. The firm’s Technology Practice is ranked in Tier 1 nationally by US News/Best Lawyers.

Technology Transactions.  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 is a "prominent figure in technology and outsourcing" with a "solid national reputation" and "is recognized for his deft handling of commercial and corporate deals relating to cutting-edge technologies," "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 is a past Vice-President of SIM, a CIO organization (New York Chapter) and the only lawyer elected as an officer.

Healthcare Technology.  Chambers finds that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."  He uses his experience gained in healthcare AI in other industries. Chambers selected Bill to be the "Global Expert & Contributing Editor" of its 2020 "Global Practice Guide to Digital Healthcare." Bill represents companies that develop and sell healthcare technology and hospital systems and other providers.

AI, Data, IoT and IP.  Bill is a "leading name" in AI and a "go-to expert [on] data." (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review) and according to Chambers has "expertise in handling cybersecurity, IoT and AI." Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2021 "Global Practice Guide to AI."  Bill was the chair of IP and Tech Transactions at Kaye Scholer, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice and an IP partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, a leading international IP firm.  He is named as one of the "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists," an "IP Star" and a "Life Sciences Star." (Managing IP and LMG Life Sciences).  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories in the landmark Alice patent case and in medical device litigation at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. (Who's Who Legal)

Arbitration and Conference Chair. Bill was appointed by his peers to the "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]" and uses his experience gained as an arbitrator to draft provisions to prevail in arbitration.  He is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Bill’s leadership in his practice areas is also demonstrated by his serving as the Chair of PLI’s Healthcare Technology and Data Law Conferences, Chair of its Data Law Conference, Co-Chair of its Outsourcing Conference, and the only lawyer invited to speak at the Enterprise Data World Conference and at the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference.   

 

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, Data Law Conference, January 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Outsourcing Conference, November, 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, 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.