William A. Tanenbaum

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William A. Tanenbaum is an IT, IP, data and cyber attorney and the Co-Head of Technology Transactions at the law firm of Arent Fox LLP.  Bill was named to the inaugural edition of Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2017.  Membership is limited to “those who truly stand out in their field as leaders and trailblazers, and who are held in high esteem by their clients and fellow practitioners.” Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Bill as one of only five lawyers in Band One in Technology & Outsourcing in New York, in Band Two nationally, and as a Leading Outsourcing Lawyer in its global edition. Legal500 names him as a “Leading Authority” on Technology & Outsourcing.  He is recognized as an “IP Star,” as a “Life Science Star,” and 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).  Bill is relied on for his resourcefulness in resolving IT disputes based on his “truly impressive array of technology law expertise” (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers), and he was appointed to the 2016 peer-vetted List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.”  The List is administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  Bill serves both as a client advocate and as an arbitrator in technology disputes.

Clients endorse Bill as “a brilliant lawyer. I cannot imagine working with anyone else;” “tremendous advocate;” “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem;” “efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls” (Chambers); “one of the best IP lawyers I have worked with” and “knows exactly how to get a deal done” (Clean Tech 100 and Who’s Who Legal). Legal500 says he is “a leading authority on…data security [and] privacy;” and “has particular expertise in cloud computing, Big Data, social media [and] mobile computing.”

Bill graduated from Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Cornell Law School.

William A. Tanenbaum
Arent Fox LLP
1675 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Email: william.tanenbaum@arentfox.com