Alfred C. Tam



  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., 2015), magna cum laude,

    Order of the Coif

  • Northwestern University (B.A., 2007),

    Biological Sciences (Concentration in Genetics and Molecular Biology)

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Alfred counsels clients on intellectual property and technology-related transactions. His experience includes structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including software-as-a-service, patent, trademark, know-how, software, and other technology licensing agreements, intellectual property transfer agreements, outsourcing and professional services agreements, data licensing agreements, joint venture, strategic alliance, and similar collaboration agreements, marketing services agreements, and software escrow agreements. Alfred also regularly counsels clients in structuring and drafting website and mobile application terms of service, consumer-facing privacy policies, and end user license agreements.

In addition, Alfred has experience advising on data privacy and security issues that arise within software-as-a-service and similar other technology-related agreements.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  Alfred has also counseled clients on general compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other data protection laws and regulations, from drafting and negotiating data processing agreements to navigating complex and wide-ranging data compliance issues. 

Alfred also has experience advising on the intellectual property and technology aspects of various corporate transactions, particularly those involving mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, and bankruptcy. His background in biological sciences and genetics has helped him in assisting various technology-related businesses in many different industries, including pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, energy and natural resources, private equity, and others.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois