Perkins Coie LLP, a US-based international law firm, has announced its inclusion in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) Legal Industry Working Group. The collaboration focuses on educating the legal industry about the benefits of blockchain technology and the development and standardization of core Ethereum-enabled technology.
“Perkins Coie, a legal adviser to the EEA since its launch, has been at the forefront supporting evolving blockchain technology,” said Dax Hansen, Chair of the firm’s Electronic Financial Services and Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry groups. “With many innovative firms and institutions as partners in this effort, connecting and working with Fortune 500 corporations, startups and experts in the space will expand overall legal industry knowledge on the unique advantages that blockchain technology provides. We are honored to be a member of the EEA Legal Industry Working Group.”
“The focus of the EEA Legal Industry Working Group dovetails with Perkins Coie’s efforts in advising our financial services clients on the diverse uses of blockchain technology,” said Rick Howell, Perkins Coie’s Chief Information Officer. “Blockchain technology’s potential for changing the legal, financial, regulatory and technological landscape is enormous, and we look forward to collaborating with our partners in this group to implement blockchain technology into business operations and turn blockchain into a mainstream tool.”
The EEA is an industry-supported, not-for-profit organization established to support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards and open source reference architectures. It is meant to help Ethereum evolve into an enterprise-grade technology, providing research and development in a range of areas, including privacy, confidentiality, scalability and security.