Wright Lindsey Jennings intellectual property and technology attorney K. Brandon Middleton has been appointed to the Blockchain Working Group of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Center for Law and Public Policy. The Blockchain Working Group is a temporary body created by the Center to study various issues and make recommendations to DRI on industry and legal developments related to blockchain technology. This working group is overseen by the Issues and Advocacy Committee of DRI, which also oversees working groups and task forces focused on other pressing issues like climate change and artificial intelligence.
Established in 2012, DRI’s Center for Law and Public Policy serves as the public voice of DRI on judicial issues of import to the defense bar. Through research, legal experience and advocacy, it contributes to the national discussion of substantive law and constitutional issues, and the independence and integrity of the judicial system. It publishes research materials, maintains a robust amicus program on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, offers practical tools and resources for DRI members, and provides objective counsel to national policy makers. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.
Brandon’s involvement in the Blockchain Working Group fits perfectly within his patent and technology practice and relates directly to his work for startups and emerging technology companies through WLJ Tech Law. Blockchain technology is progressing at a rapid rate that continues to disrupt a wide variety of industries, from banking to advertising and from supply chain logistics to education and government. Through the Blockchain Working Group, Brandon will examine the transformation of blockchain technology and the host of potential legal issues that have and will continue to arise, and will be able to use this knowledge to prepare his clients for what comes next.