William A. Tanenbaum is the Chair of IP and Technology Transactions Group and Chair of the Green Tech and Sustainability Group at Kaye Scholer LLP and a Partner in the firm's New York and Palo Alto offices.* He also heads the firm's Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Social Media, Privacy and Data Information and Social Business practices, and works in health care informatics, Life Sciences and IT-enabled sustainability in mainstream businesses and their supply chains. He is a past president of the International Technology Law Association (formerly named the Computer Law Association) and is currently a Vice-President of the New York Metro Chapter of the Society for Information Management ("SIM"), an industry association of senior IT executives.
Chambers found that Mr. Tanenbaum has "built one of New York City's most outstanding IT transactional practices" and that he is a "well-respected attorney, with a well-informed approach [who] provides litigation, transactional work and strategic counseling on a range of technology and outsourcing-related issues." Chambers also found that he "brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to very problem," that he is "efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls," and that he "is an acknowledged expert on the convergence of mainstream businesses with cleantech." His Information Technology Law practice was ranked in the First Tier in New York in the Best Law Firms Survey by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. Because of the strength of his Group's practice, Kaye Scholer was named as the "Internet & E-Commerce Law Firm of the Year" by The Lawyers World Law Awards. According to Legal 500, clients recommend William Tanenbaum as "an outstanding attorney with a deep knowledge and understanding of technology and outsourcing and a deeply principled and trustworthy colleague." Legal 500 says that his Group's "brilliant attorneys collaborate well and provide fast, diligent responses." He was named as a 2012 "Life Science Star" in the inaugural issue of Euromoney's LMG Life Sciences Guide and "recognized as a thought leader across the spectrum of IT and IP transactions" by the IAM Patent 1000.
Mr. Tanenbaum serves as lead partner in IT and IP transactions and in patent litigations. In 2011, he lead a team that handled a significant business method patent case for a multinational financial institution. He also lead a team that won a victory for a multinational medical device client in a patent case in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is the founder and co-chair of two annual multi-city PLI conferences. One is on Outsourcing and the other is on Green Law and Business. He is a graduate of Brown University (degree with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.