Austin Partner Patrick Hatfield has been appointed to the inaugural Work Group on Blockchain Matters by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. The Work Group on Blockchain Matters was created by House Bill 1576 during the 87th Legislature to develop a master plan for the expansion of the blockchain industry in Texas and recommend policies and state investments in connection with blockchain technology. The Work Group is chaired by SMU’s Dedman School of Law Professor Carla Reyes who also Chairs the ABA’s Business Law Section’s UCC Article 2 Committee.
Locke Lord is an active player in emergent financial technologies, and the Firm’s FinTech and InsurTech groups include experienced professionals in the areas of securities, financial regulation, investment funds, corporate, banking, intellectual property and financial services litigation. Hatfield’s appointment builds upon his pioneering work over the last 20 years in the financial services sector dealing with electronic contracting laws and processes.
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