Arent Fox Adds Leading Technology Law Partner in New York
New York NY — Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the addition of highly-regarded technology transactions and IP attorney William A. Tanenbaum as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Tanenbaum joins the Corporate & Securities practice from Kaye Scholer LLP, where he was head of the firm’s IP & Technology Transactions group and the Green Tech & Sustainability group. His leading technology practice focuses on transactions, litigation, and strategic counseling in the intellectual property, technology, outsourcing, health care, and cybersecurity sectors.
“Bill is yet another high-profile addition to our New York office and will be a great resource for our clients in the technology space,” said New York Managing Partner Andrew I. Silfen. “Bill is a recognized authority in his field and has garnered well-deserved accolades from clients and peers for his counseling, advice, and technology transactions.”
Mr. Tanenbaum will help spearhead the firm’s new Technology Transactions group. His practice focuses on IT transactions, IP transactions, health care, outsourcing, cybersecurity, data-driven business, and the IP and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions. Mr. Tanenbaum routinely advises companies in a range of industries on the use of Big Data, data protection technology, and cloud and mobile computing and integrating them into existing IT systems and business processes for competitive advantage, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance.
“Bill is a sought-after advisor on transactions in the technology space, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as major technology initiatives by clients in other industries,” said partner Steven A. Cohen, head of the Corporate & Securities practice. “He will be an excellent resource for our clients and a great addition to our nationally recognized corporate, cybersecurity, health care, and intellectual property capabilities, especially as regulatory issues become more important in the technology sector.”
Mr. Tanenbaum’s clients span numerous industries, including finance, insurance, technology, hospitality, health care, retail, and aerospace. In addition, he advises federal, state, and local governments on outsourcing and IT project related matters. Earlier this year, he was appointed to the exclusive, invitation-only “List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals,” which is administered by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is a past president of the International Technology Law Association and serves as a vice president of the New York Chapter of the Society for Information Management, an industry CIO association.
Mr. Tanenbaum has been named New York Lawyer of the Year in IT by Best Lawyers and is rated nationally and recognized in the top tier for Technology & Outsourcing in New York by Chambers USA. He is recognized as an “IP Star” and a “Life Science Star” by Managing IP and by the LMG Life Science Guide. Mr. Tanenbaum earned a bachelor’s degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University and his law degree from Cornell Law School.
Arent Fox boasts one of the most diverse and comprehensive corporate practices in the country and serves clients across a variety of industries. The group is internationally recognized for providing a wide range of transactional legal counsel, from advising on private and public offerings of equity and debt and other capital markets transactions, to highly complex mergers involving multinational companies and investments, acquisitions, and dispositions by mid-market and smaller private equity funds. The group also focuses on joint ventures, securities compliance, and corporate governance.