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Andrew Schlidt

Andrew J. Schlidt III

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Andrew Schlidt

Andy chairs the firm’s Technology & Digital Business practice and is a member of its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity group. He draws on prior industry work as a technology consultant with Accenture and a Masters in Technology from Purdue.

Much of Andy’s practice centers on the practical application of “data law” in client environments, especially cybersecurity and privacy compliance. He serves as counsel for clients in cyber preparedness and data breach response. He’s a Certified Information Privacy Professional and the firm’s Privacy Officer, often advising clients in a similar capacity.  He routinely negotiates complex technology deals. These include transactions in digital transformation, data sharing, outsourcing (ITO/BPO), cloud and XaaS platforms, strategic alliances and telecommunications (data center, broadband, fiber and wireless).  

Andy is an outside legal advisor to technology companies as well as large corporate users of technology. He has served on various Boards including the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium, Milwaukee War Memorial Center, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Nativity Jesuit Academy and two law firms. He is a member of ITechLaw (a global tech law association) and the Federal Communications Bar Association. Emerging areas of interest include Metaverses, IIoT, AI, connected environments and whatever his family is doing.

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 U.S.-headquartered manufacturer of forklift and related equipment in the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide information security program.

Admitted To Practice


Professional Associations

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


Nativity Jesuit Academy – Facilities Board Member

Milwaukee County War Memorial, Vice Chairman and Board Member (former)


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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Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School

Masters of Technology, Purdue University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame

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