Marcus S. Harris, Partner

Marcus has established one of the country’s leading practices devoted to drafting and negotiating Enterprise Software related license, implementation and SaaS agreements, as well as litigating failed software implementations in courts and before arbitration panels across the country.

He is one of the foremost attorneys in the country representing government entities, distributors and manufacturers in recovering damages arising out of failed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementations. As a former in-house attorney at some of the largest software companies in the world, Marcus understands software vendor tactics and is able to leverage his ERP industry knowledge to advocate on behalf of his clients. He frequently speaks on emerging technology related issues and is interviewed regularly by the media.

Nicholas P. Brankle, Associate

Nick counsels clients on a wide range of intellectual property and emerging technology and data-related products and services. Clients look to him for help negotiating complex agreements that bring new products and services to market and best position them to operate in ever-evolving commercial marketplaces. In addition, Nick has extensive experience working with clients to develop and implement privacy and data security programs to ensure compliance with regulations, litigation trends, and laws including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

William C. Wagner, Partner

Bill is an accomplished trial lawyer focused on complex commercial litigation (including government contracts, insurance recovery, and privacy and data security), environmental litigation, and white collar criminal defense. His clients include manufacturers, defense contractors, and financial, professional services, and technology companies.

He has earned some of the highest certifications in privacy, data security, and insurance, including the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and Government (CIPP/G) designations and the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. As a regular contributor to Taft’s Privacy and Data Security Insights blog, he writes on matters pertaining to cyber security best practices, defense of class actions and government investigations, and cyber insurance.