Technology Alert – PLG Joins Blockchain Initiative

Technology Alert – PLG Joins Blockchain Initiative

Patrick Law Group Becomes Member of Legal Center of Excellence, a New Global Platform for Studying Developments in Blockchain

Patrick Law Group is pleased to announce that the firm has joined a new global legal initiative, the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE), which is devoted to advancing legal thought leadership and sharing best practices regarding blockchain technology. The LCoE was established by R3, a London, New York and Singapore-based enterprise software firm that is working with over 200 institutions to develop applications on its distributed ledger platform, Corda.

As a member of the LCoE, PLG will have access to R3’s research on blockchain and monthly demonstrations that will provide PLG attorneys insight into real world blockchain applications. Richard Gendal Brown, R3’s chief technology officer, said the LCoE “will allow R3 to directly engage with the lawyers that will be advising on and helping draft the smart contracts used by the network of Corda users across the globe.”

PLG’s participation in the LCoE demonstrates PLG’s commitment to staying at the forefront of legal and technological developments.  We look forward to working with our Clients on blockchain and other emerging technologies.

Patrick Law Group Presents to the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter

A. Elizabeth “Lizz” Patrick, Founding Member of Patrick Law Group, conducted a CLE seminar entitled “Top Contract Provisions to Know and Care About: Drafting to Accomplish Business Goals and Manage Risks” to a full house at The Georgia Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on June 11, 2013.

The Patrick Law Group presented pointers intended to ease company counsel’s burden in navigating the mountain of documents that company counsel is presented with each day.  Ms. Patrick identified and discussed the universal provisions that are the cornerstones of strong contracts, proposed drafting and negotiation approaches to obtain the best results, and shared insights regarding the areas of contracts which most commonly form the basis of disputes. Ms. Patrick reinforced her presentation with real examples gained from client interviews.

Founded in 1982, The Association of Corporate Counsel is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel, and the Georgia Chapter of this national organization hosts monthly CLE luncheons.

Patrick Law Group is an agile, results-driven law firm focused on preparing and negotiating domestic and international commercial contracts in a wide range of industries including complex construction, technology, logistics, master sourcing and fulfillment. Lizz Patrick has 24 years’ of experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including contracts for master supply and service procurement, construction and development, technology solutions, capital equipment procurement, logistics and other outsourcing arrangements.