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Alan S. Wernick - The Chicago Bar Mediators
Alan S. Wernick
Aronberg Goldgehn
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60611
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About Alan S. Wernick

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Alan S. Wernick is an experienced business transactions attorney, advocate and arbitrator/mediator handling legal matters for businesses in the areas of information technology, privacy/cybersecurity and intellectual property law.

For more than 35 years, Alan has worked as an arbitrator/mediator in ADR in both private settings and for the U.S. federal courts. He has arbitrated and mediated cases involving business-critical computer user and vendor disputes, technology disputes (including e-commerce and outsourcing), website development disputes, licensing disputes, software ownership and intellectual property disputes. He is a member of several neutrals panels for the American Arbitration Association, including Commercial, Technology, Intellectual Property (Licensing), Cyber Security and Large Complex Cases.

Alan is a trusted leader and advisor, having worked in large law firms, as in-house counsel and as counsel to and advocate for middle market, Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and startup clients. He is recognized by peers and clients for his extensive track record advising organizations acquiring, using and selling/licensing technologies and related services, including the drafting and negotiation of a variety of technology and commercial agreements; data privacy/cybersecurity compliance and remediation, including responding to data breaches; IP protection; mergers and acquisitions due diligence; compliance processes, procedures and policies; and dispute resolution, including breach of contract claims and IP infringement claims.

Since 1982 Alan has been in private practice building upon his extensive, multidisciplinary background in law, business, accounting, auditing, computer science, the information technology industry and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) as an analytical foundation for his understanding of the technology and business drivers underlying business agreements, complex transactions and disputes in these areas of the law. He uses this experience to help clients meet their business objectives and manage their legal strategies and risks. He is a seasoned legal counselor and advocate, arbitrator/mediator, author and lecturer, and a bridge builder among the business, technology and intellectual property communities.

Alan also handles litigation matters and represents businesses that have suffered a data breach. He is an advocate in the federal, state and appellate courts for client disputes concerning information technology and intellectual property, and also an advocate in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.


Years in Practice: 41

Cases Mediated: 100+

Attorney in good standing with the State of Illinois? Yes

Not under sanction / discipline by any court or regulatory body? Yes

Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual

Mediation Training Qualifications

  • CBA Mediation/Negotiation Workshop, March 2020 in addition to numerous other ADR courses and CLEs.
  • 20200429 video conference presentation for AAA: Online Dispute Resolution, Cybersecurity, and Data Breaches – What do they have to do with ADR or being an Arbitrator and/or Mediator?


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