Andrew J. Schlidt III

Andy Schlidt Shareholder Milwaukee Technology & Digital Business, the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Andy Schlidt is a shareholder in the Technology & Digital Business, the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and the Corporate legal practice groups.  He advises clients in commercial transactions and compliance matters, drawing on his prior consulting work at Accenture and his Masters in Technology from Purdue University.

As Chair of the Technology & Digital Business practice, Andy negotiates a wide variety of commercial transactions.  Recent engagements include domestic and offshore outsourcing deals (ITO/BPO), XaaS and cloud subscriptions, IT licensing, software development, hardware acquisition, IT joint developments, and strategic alliances.  He also counsels clients on telecommunications matters including wireless, wireline, fiber optic, small cell, DAS, broadband, and telecom infrastructure deployment.  

As Co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, Andy helps  demystify IT compliance for clients with a focus on data breach response, privacy and cybersecurity programs, vendor management, cyber insurance, and IT dispute resolution.  Emerging areas of interest include the IoT, IIoT, AI, Blockchain, smart contracts, smart cities, and connected environments.  He supports the firm’s internal compliance initiatives as the firm’s Chief Privacy Officer.

While at Purdue, Andy wrote his 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), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 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.

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