William A. Tanenbaum is recognized as one of the Who’s Who Legal “Thought Leaders Global Elite” and is ranked in top tiers by Chambers, Legal500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal in technology, outsourcing, IP and data law. Bill is a shareholder in the 40-lawyer Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Practice at Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm with 850 lawyers in 22 cities. He is the Practice Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group, which is the second largest of its kind in the country. Polsinelli was named as the 2018 Health Care Firm of the Year by US News & World Report, and its Health Care Practice is the largest in the country.
Bill’s practice includes the Industrial Internet of Things, Body Area Networks, AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and data analytics, including data generated by networks of sensors and created by machines, as well as technology and IP transactions, and he leads teams that serve as IP counsel and as health care counsel in technology and M&A transactions. Health Care is an early adopter of IoT and data analytics, and clients call upon Bill to use leading practices from that industry in other industries.
Bill is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and was previously named as the IT Lawyer of the Year in New York by US News & World Report. Clients and legal researchers find that “he has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market [and] he is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures,” (Who’s Who Legal) and “that he brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem,” “provides savvy, zealous representation,” and understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations” (Chambers). Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.