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 Best Lawyers (five categories in Global, National, and New York rankings in Technology and Outsourcing), Who’s Who Legal  (International "Thought Leader" and "Recommended" in three categories 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. He represents technology companies (including in healthcare) and companies that acquire technology, and data-driven companies and those that provide or use data services (in all industries). The firm’s Technology Practice has a national Tier 1 ranking by US News/Best Lawyers. Bill is recognized as a pioneer and leading lawyer in data law and works which Chief Data, Chief Analytics, and Chief Digital Medicine Officers and their in-house counsel.

Technology Transactions.  Bill has "expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market," has "a font of knowledge in creating new IT structures," and is a “well-respected name in the IT sector.” (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" and for ”successfully navigating negotiations" -- and "brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem."

Healthcare Technology.  Chambers finds that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."  Who’s Who Legal recognizes his “expertise in healthcare technology transactions.”  Bill uses his experience gained in AI and data in healthcare for clients in other industries. Chambers selected Bill to be the "Global Expert & Contributing Editor" of its 2021 and 2022 "Global Practice Guides to Digital Healthcare." Bill represents one of the world’s largest healthcare companies and other companies that develop and sell healthcare technology as well as hospital systems and other providers.

IP, AI, Data, and IoT.  Bill is a "leading name" in AI and a "go-to expert on data." (Who’s Who Legal/Global Data ReviewChambers says he has "expertise in handling cybersecurity, IoT and AI.” Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2022 "Global Practice Guide to AI." He is 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 and LMG Life Sciences). Bill is a past Vice-President of SIM, a CIO organization (New York Chapter) and the only lawyer elected as an officer.

Litigation and Arbitration.  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories at the District Court in the landmark Alice patent case and patent cases in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the highest appellate court in IP in the U.S.) (Who's Who Legal) Bill is named to the 2022 "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (“SVAMC”), and the 2022 “Panel of Distinguished Neutrals,” administered by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and is a SVAMC Board Member.

Leadership and Conference Chair.  Bill’s leadership in his practice areas is also demonstrated by his founding and chairing or co-chairing of PLI’s annual conferences on Healthcare Technology, Data Law and Outsourcing, and is the only lawyer invited to speak at the Enterprise Data World and Governance and Information Quality Conferences. Bill was the Chair of IP and Tech Transactions at a Wall Street firm, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice, and a partner at a leading international intellectual property firm.

Publications [View All]
  • Law360, "Emerging Arbitration Issues in Outsourcing Disputes" (co-author).
  • American Health Lawyers Association, "Addressing Legal Risks in Health Care IT Contracts."
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • Chambers international Digital Health Guide 2021, "New Trends in Digital Health."
  • Contributing Editor, International Comparative Legal Guide: Digital Health 2020 Laws and Regulations.
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • HealthCare News & Insights, "How Millennials Will Change Health Care" (co-author)
Presentations [View All]
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Healthcare Technology Conference, May 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Data Law Conference, April 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Speaker, AI Conference, January 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Outsourcing Conference, October, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Internet of Things, Speaker, May 2021
  • Enterprise Data World, Speaker, May, 2021
  •                                                                    Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

     

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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.



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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 Best Lawyers (five categories in Global, National, and New York rankings in Technology and Outsourcing), Who’s Who Legal  (International "Thought Leader" and "Recommended" in three categories 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. He represents technology companies (including in healthcare) and companies that acquire technology, and data-driven companies and those that provide or use data services (in all industries). The firm’s Technology Practice has a national Tier 1 ranking by US News/Best Lawyers. Bill is recognized as a pioneer and leading lawyer in data law and works which Chief Data, Chief Analytics, and Chief Digital Medicine Officers and their in-house counsel.

Technology Transactions.  Bill has "expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market," has "a font of knowledge in creating new IT structures," and is a “well-respected name in the IT sector.” (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" and for ”successfully navigating negotiations" -- and "brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem."

Healthcare Technology.  Chambers finds that Bill's "technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination."  Who’s Who Legal recognizes his “expertise in healthcare technology transactions.”  Bill uses his experience gained in AI and data in healthcare for clients in other industries. Chambers selected Bill to be the "Global Expert & Contributing Editor" of its 2021 and 2022 "Global Practice Guides to Digital Healthcare." Bill represents one of the world’s largest healthcare companies and other companies that develop and sell healthcare technology as well as hospital systems and other providers.

IP, AI, Data, and IoT.  Bill is a "leading name" in AI and a "go-to expert on data." (Who’s Who Legal/Global Data ReviewChambers says he has "expertise in handling cybersecurity, IoT and AI.” Chambers selected Bill to be the “Global Expert & Contributing Editor” of its 2022 "Global Practice Guide to AI." He is 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 and LMG Life Sciences). Bill is a past Vice-President of SIM, a CIO organization (New York Chapter) and the only lawyer elected as an officer.

Litigation and Arbitration.  Bill also "has strong litigation experience" with patent victories at the District Court in the landmark Alice patent case and patent cases in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the highest appellate court in IP in the U.S.) (Who's Who Legal) Bill is named to the 2022 "List of the World's Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (“SVAMC”), and the 2022 “Panel of Distinguished Neutrals,” administered by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and is a SVAMC Board Member.

Leadership and Conference Chair.  Bill’s leadership in his practice areas is also demonstrated by his founding and chairing or co-chairing of PLI’s annual conferences on Healthcare Technology, Data Law and Outsourcing, and is the only lawyer invited to speak at the Enterprise Data World and Governance and Information Quality Conferences. Bill was the Chair of IP and Tech Transactions at a Wall Street firm, the Co-Head of Healthcare Technology Transactions at the firm with the nation’s largest healthcare practice, and a partner at a leading international intellectual property firm.

Publications [View All]
  • Law360, "Emerging Arbitration Issues in Outsourcing Disputes" (co-author).
  • American Health Lawyers Association, "Addressing Legal Risks in Health Care IT Contracts."
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • Chambers international Digital Health Guide 2021, "New Trends in Digital Health."
  • Contributing Editor, International Comparative Legal Guide: Digital Health 2020 Laws and Regulations.
  • BNA Health Reporter, "Data Fabrics, Health Care Data Analytics, and Emerging Legal Issues"
  • HealthCare News & Insights, "How Millennials Will Change Health Care" (co-author)
Presentations [View All]
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Healthcare Technology Conference, May 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Data Law Conference, April 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Speaker, AI Conference, January 2022
  • Practising Law Institute, Founder, Co-Chair and Speaker, Outsourcing Conference, October, 2021
  • Practising Law Institute, Internet of Things, Speaker, May 2021
  • Enterprise Data World, Speaker, May, 2021
  •                                                                    Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

     

Best Lawyers Award Badge     

William A. Tanenbaum
Rated by Super Lawyers


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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.