Distributed ledger technology, referred to as “blockchain,” is quickly being recognized as a technology potentially as disruptive as the Internet. Just like the advent of the Internet, the adoption and use of blockchain presents a myriad of opportunities and challenges to businesses. As companies look to take advantage of its inherent security and increased collaborative ability, issues involving legal and regulatory implications are certain to arise. Distributed ledger technologies will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the way companies in all sectors operate—from smart contracts, to health records, to digital currencies.
Our cross-disciplinary team of lawyers hails from practices including finance, payments, technology, patent prosecution, corporate, health care, and regulatory. This breadth of knowledge allows us to assist our clients proactively address the risks and opportunities associated with blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and enables us to provide comprehensive advice in this rapidly changing environment.