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.
Neal’s practice focuses on transactional matters for companies for whom technology is critical, with a focus on intellectual property licensing. He has represented numerous startup and high-growth companies on a broad range of matters, including advice on intellectual property protection, management and licensing; contracts; FDA and other regulatory issues; corporate structure and governance; sales and marketing regulation; healthcare compliance; reimbursement; strategic partnership relationships. In addition, Neal frequently advises healthcare clients and life sciences companies regarding the application of HIPAA and state patient privacy laws. Neal currently serves as chairperson of Taft’s Technology Services industry group.
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 is co-chair of Taft’s Privacy and Data Security practice.
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.