Michael Baumert is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office. As a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Corporate Department, Michael focuses on technology-driven transactions, sourcing, cloud computing, and data privacy and security.
Michael has earned a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
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.
Michael, a native of Poland, 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.
Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a software engineer designing and developing business intelligence, warehousing, and customer relationship management software.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson, magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.