Larry Zanger is an information technology attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. He focuses his practice on computer law and complex technology transactions, including cloud-based software, outsourcing, enterprise software licensing, and merger and acquisition activity in the information technology industry. He acts as outside general counsel for computer software developers, computer consultants, systems integrators, and software and hardware distributors and dealers in matters involving international distribution and the ownership of foreign subsidiaries. Mr. Zanger has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation's leading information technology lawyers for 12 consecutive years.

In addition, Mr. Zanger's experience includes all forms of electronic commerce, software licensing, software as a service (SaaS) activities, and the sales and acquisition of individual programs.

Mr. Zanger's practice also includes counsel on healthcare-related software matters. His representative clients in this arena include a computer-based prescription benefit management company; a venture-funded software company that created and operates both a turn-key and SaaS version of a dental claims management program that processes claims for large health plans; a closely held software developer that has created and markets a family of programs for scheduling and processing claims for both home healthcare and care dispenses at nursing and senior care centers; and a closely held software company that created and markets scheduling optimization software for hospital nursing staffs. Mr. Zanger has also been involved in software and technology transfers and negotiating contracts with various software providers for a number of hospitals.

Mr. Zanger served as an adjunct professor of business law and accounting at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Business, and has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Benedictine University's Masters in Management Information Systems program.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.S.B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
  • Computer Law Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, former Chair, Computer Law Committee
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Information Technology Law, 2006-2020
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Magazine, Computer & Technology Law, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Chicago Law Bulletin Leading Lawyer
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Elijah Watts Sells Award, CPA Exam
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Lincoln Award Winner, Illinois Bar Journal


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