William A. Tanenbaum

William A. Tanenbaum

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William A. Tanenbaum is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in its Global Edition, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, AI and Data Law and recognized for his strength in healthcare technology.  He works closely with clients to bring actionable, industry-informed solutions to their business needs.

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” (Who's Who Legal) and "his technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination.” (Chambers)  According to Chambers, Bill “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”  Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and as a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review).   He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York in 2013 by US News & World Report and served as the President of the International Technology Law Association.   He is recognized as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide), 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 is the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020. 

Chambers also 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,”  and “uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations.”  Bill also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).  He was appointed by peer review to the “List of the World’s Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” and is Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is also a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an industry CIO association (New York Chapter). 

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Bill was the Chair of IP and Technology Transactions at a Wall Street firm, a partner in an international IP firm, and the Practice Co-Chair of Healthcare Technology Transactions at an Am Law 100 firm.  

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, Machine Language, Natural Language Processing 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 
  • 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

 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Publications
  • 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 [View All]
  • PLI Outsourcing Conference, Co-Chair and Speaker, November, 2020
  • PLI IP Institute, Speaker, November 2020
  • Enterprise Data World Conference, Speaker, September, 2020
  • PLI Health Care Technology Conference, Chair and Speaker, May 2020
  • PLI Internet of Things Conference, Speaker, May 2020
  • NODE HealthIMPACT East Conference, Speaker, June 2019
  • Healthcare IT at Scale, Co-Chair and Speaker, May 2019
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Representative Matters

  • 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 Health, heath care transactions
  • IP for Exiger (AI-enabled company)
  • Beverly Hills Hotel and other hospitality industry companies 
  • Digital platform for the Health Distribution Alliance

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Biography

William A. Tanenbaum is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in its Global Edition, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, AI and Data Law and recognized for his strength in healthcare technology.  He works closely with clients to bring actionable, industry-informed solutions to their business needs.

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” (Who's Who Legal) and "his technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination.” (Chambers)  According to Chambers, Bill “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”  Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and as a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review).   He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York in 2013 by US News & World Report and served as the President of the International Technology Law Association.   He is recognized as one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide), 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 is the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020. 

Chambers also 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,”  and “uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations.”  Bill also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).  He was appointed by peer review to the “List of the World’s Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” and is Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is also a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an industry CIO association (New York Chapter). 

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Bill was the Chair of IP and Technology Transactions at a Wall Street firm, a partner in an international IP firm, and the Practice Co-Chair of Healthcare Technology Transactions at an Am Law 100 firm.  

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, Machine Language, Natural Language Processing 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 
  • 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

 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Publications
  • 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 [View All]
  • PLI Outsourcing Conference, Co-Chair and Speaker, November, 2020
  • PLI IP Institute, Speaker, November 2020
  • Enterprise Data World Conference, Speaker, September, 2020
  • PLI Health Care Technology Conference, Chair and Speaker, May 2020
  • PLI Internet of Things Conference, Speaker, May 2020
  • NODE HealthIMPACT East Conference, Speaker, June 2019
  • Healthcare IT at Scale, Co-Chair and Speaker, May 2019
  •  

     

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 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 Health, heath care transactions
  • IP for Exiger (AI-enabled company)
  • Beverly Hills Hotel and other hospitality industry companies 
  • Digital platform for the Health Distribution Alliance

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.