CHICAGO – Barnes & Thornburg has added Robert M. Weiss as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department in Chicago.
Weiss advises clients on complex technology and data transactions, web and e-commerce matters, and strategic alliances. With a particular emphasis in the financial services, healthcare, retail, hospitality, logistics and payment processing industries, Weiss represents companies worldwide that are involved in infrastructure and business process sourcings, technology development and licensing projects, enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, health tech integrations, SaaS agreements and telecommunications procurements. He helps clients benefit from operating in the cloud and manage the associated risks.
Weiss has also worked on multiple M&A transactions involving companies with substantial technology assets, and has served as interim general counsel to a healthcare technology business unit of a multinational industrial corporation.
“Rob has practiced exclusively in the area of IT law for nearly two decades and is a recognized leader when it comes to complex transactions and optimizing businesses through software and emerging technology,” said Mark Rust, Chicago managing partner. “Rob’s arrival is further evidence of our ability to attract elite practitioners who bring experienced and creative legal counsel in one of the most competitive legal markets in the country.”
Previously, Weiss was a partner and chair of the Technology Transactions practice at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. He is currently a member of the executive committee and past president of the International Technology Law Association, the leading global organization for legal professionals focused on technology and law. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C.