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Andrew Schlidt

Andrew J. Schlidt III

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Milwaukee
414.287.9624414.287.9624
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Andrew Schlidt

Andy Schlidt is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Technology & Digital Business Practice Groups. He offers over 20 years of experience advising clients in technology law matters, drawing on his prior consulting work at Accenture and his Masters in Technology from Purdue University. 

Andy leads Godfrey & Kahn’s Technology & Digital Business practice, counseling a wide variety of technology companies. These include device manufacturers, software developers, SaaS providers, telecom carriers, broadband and fiber optic providers, IT-managed service providers, consultants and vendors. By collaborating with his colleagues, Andy guides clients through each phase of growth in order to best support each client’s strategic objectives.

Andy also advises corporate users in complex IT procurement and sourcing transactions. Recent deals have included domestic and offshore outsourcing transactions (ITO/BPO), IT and IP licensing, mobile app and software development, SaaS and cloud subscriptions, digital transformation and IT strategic alliances. He has additional experience with telecom service arrangements (such as wireless, wireline, fiber and small cell), broadband developments and telecom infrastructure deployment.

In a time of rapidly increasing government regulation, Andy works closely with clients on IT compliance planning. As co-leader of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, he guides clients through data privacy and security planning, local and national data breach responses, cyber insurance reviews, vendor audits, and IT dispute resolution. Emerging areas of interest include IoT, IIoT, AI, and Blockchain. He promotes clients’ strategic goals in a way that is both compliant and risk-informed.

While at Purdue, Andy wrote a thesis on the technology risk management practices of Fortune 200 companies. He is a member of ITechLaw (a worldwide technology law community), the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Caucus (Association of Technology Acquisition Professionals) and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He has served on the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium, and as a member of the Telecommunications Committee of the Wisconsin Public Utilities Institute.

Representative Experience

Technology counsel to a Fortune 100 financial services company for technology transactions, including negotiation of IT procurement, licensing, services, and outsourcing agreements with global vendors onshore and offshore.

Technology counsel to a Fortune 500 manufacturing company for technology transactions, including negotiation of IT procurement and IT managed services agreements with SAP, IBM, WIPRO, INFOSYS, and HCL for global operations.

Technology counsel to a U.S. manufacturer on remediation of a data security breach involving more than 100,000 credit cards stolen through the company’s e-commerce site.

Technology counsel to one of the largest U.S. private companies in the outsourcing of core administrative business processes to four service providers in India.

Technology counsel to a Wisconsin based healthcare system in the development of vendor and customer agreements for the commercialization of its propriety, custom developed electronic health record software, including creation of a Software as a Service offering to regional health clinics.

Outside general counsel to a U.S. fiber optics network aggregator and construction company on the deployment of its broadband network and negotiation of key vendor and customer agreements, as well as regulatory matters involving state public service commissions and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Counsel to a Midwest IT solution provider of storage, data protection, virtual infrastructure, network access and optimization services on the implementation of an IT outsourcing program to offer to its corporate clients, including drafting and negotiating underlying customer and vendor agreements.

Counsel to a U.S.-headquartered computer manufacturer on the acquisition of a strategic third-party patent for purposes of integrating a liquid cooling technology into its core computer products. Further advised on securing additional patent protection for company innovations in this area.

Counsel to an international logistics software developer in the drafting and enforcement of master technology agreements, implementation agreements, maintenance and support agreements, reseller agreements, joint development agreements and strategic alliance agreements. Negotiated deals with customers such as DuPont, Sears, Target, and Pepperidge Farm.

Counsel to NYSE and NASDAQ telecommunications utilities in the deployment of wireless digital networks in Wisconsin, including securing government approvals, acquiring public and private land rights and negotiating lease/ co- location agreements.

Counsel to various real estate developer and property management companies in negotiating building access agreements for the provision of telecommunications or broadband utility deployment in their buildings. Recent example includes representing of a large regional nursing home and assisted living facility company in deployment of Charter broadband video and internet services to its 15 facilities in the Midwest.

Counsel to a US headquartered manufacturer of forklift and related equipment in the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide information security program.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin

Professional Associations

Federal Communications Bar Association
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Caucus
ITechLaw Association

Activities

Nativity Jesuit Academy – Facilities Board Member

Honors

Milwaukee County War Memorial Patriot Award

Milwaukee County War Memorial Service Award

Notre Dame Club of Milwaukee Service Award

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2007

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer (2006-2017)

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Education

Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School

Masters of Technology, Purdue University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9624414.287.9624
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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