William A. Tanenbaum is Co-Head of the Technology Transaction practice at Arent Fox, the leader of the Health Care IT section, and a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. He is a Past President of the International Technology Law Association. Bill’s practice focuses on technology, cybersecurity and intellectual property, with an emphasis on IT and IP transactions, Health Care IT, outsourcing, data transactions, cloud services, strategic intellectual property counseling, and the technology and IP aspects of corporate transactions. He advises clients on upgrading computer systems and integrating cloud, mobile, social media, Big Data and the Internet of Things into existing IT systems.
In 2016, Bill was named as one of the Top Five IT Lawyers in the U.S. by Who’s Who Legal, and recognized as one of the “Leading Lawyers in Outsourcing in Chambers Global. He was previously named “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Bill is ranked in Band One in Technology & Outsourcing in New York and in Band Two nationally by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is recognized by Legal 500 as a “leading authority” on Technology & Outsourcing. Bill is also recognized as an “IP Star,” as a “Life Science Star,” as one of the “Clean Tech 100” (by Managing IP Handbook 2016, LMG Life Science Guide 2016, and LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide), and is the only lawyer Officer of SIM (NY Chapter), an industry CIO association.
Bill has been ranked in Chambers since 2003. Chambers found that clients say that Bill: “is a brilliant lawyer. I cannot imagine working with anyone else;” “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearless and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem;” is “at the stage in his career where no issue is unfamiliar or too complex or intimidating to take on;” and “is efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls.”
Other leading legal ranking publications agree and find that Bill ‘is one of the “IP lawyers I have worked with” (Clean Tech Guide”); “has a fantastic reputation and clients ‘couldn’t wish for a more skilled lawyer’” (Who’s Who Legal); is “endorsed by all as a ‘strong, pragmatic lawyer who knows exactly how to get a deal done’” and "a leading authority on...data security [and] privacy" (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers); “draws on a truly impressive array of technology law expertise" and “has particular expertise in cloud computing, big data, social media [and] mobile computing” (Legal 500).
Clients also rely on Bill for IP litigations and settling disputes. He led a team that won a patent litigation victory for a health care client at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He serves as an advocate in arbitration and as an arbitrator. He was appointed to the 2016 “List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.” The List is administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Bill founded and chairs PLI’s annual Health Care IT Conference, founded and co-chairs PLI’s annual Outsourcing Conference, speaks on IP Licensing and IT at PLI’s IP Law Institute, on outsourcing at Sourcing Interests Group Global Summits and on the cloud, data sharing and IT-enabled cybersecurity at other industry and legal conferences.