Michael Baumert advises on technology-driven transactions, sourcing, cloud computing and data privacy and security. Practicing at the intersection of innovation, law and commerce, Michael is dedicated to serving as a champion of his clients’ interests.
Michael also counsels clients in technology and intellectual property transactions, and has developed a focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, autonomous vehicles, machine learning and other artificial intelligence-related concepts. In addition to counseling, his work also includes negotiation of data-driven agreements, software and technology licenses, as well as intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
Notably, Michael earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a software engineer designing and developing business intelligence, warehousing and customer relationship management software. As a result, Michael understands, from personal experience, the challenges his clients face running their businesses.
Michael, a native of Poland, also assists U.S. and Polish clients in connection with their business pursuits in the United States and central Europe.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Michael was an IP and technology transactions associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson, magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.