Joe Pennell

Technology & IP Transactions, Fintech, Technology, Media & Telecommunications

“Joe Pennell brings stellar value to our work not only from the legal perspective but also from a strategy standpoint. He brilliantly balances the legal risks with the objectives we're trying to accomplish.”
Chambers USA 2023


Joe Pennell is a partner in the Technology & IP Transactions practice. Joe focuses his practice on digital transformation and outsourced services transactions, including with respect to customer-facing digital platforms, hyperscale cloud, SaaS, ERP, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotic process automation (RPA), the Internet of Things (IoT), software licensing and implementation, and the outsourcing of finance and accounting services, IT infrastructure services and support, managed network services, application development and maintenance and facilities management.


Digital Transformation, Data, Software, and Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Represented a mortgage lender and servicer in (1) developing and negotiating a SaaS reseller agreement with a technology platform provider and (2) developing a Google Cloud Platform Marketplace End User License Agreement, in each case in connection with the delivery of the client’s industry-specific artificial intelligence services to clients in the mortgage industry.
  • Represented a leading aerospace company in the drafting and negotiation of a master services agreement with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) services provider for development of an AI-enabled air traffic control system for autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicles.


  • Harvard Law School, JD
    Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Michigan State University, BS, with high honors, Electrical Engineering


  • Illinois


  • American Bar Association: Co-Chair, Cloud Computing Committee
  • American Bar Association: Council Member, Section of Science & Technology Law