Paquin LLC

Collaborative Innovation,
Creative Solutions, and
Unparalleled Convening
Jeffrey D. Paquin                 Phone: 404-307-8223        Email:
Jeffrey D. Paquin is a results-oriented business executive, attorney, advisor, neutral, and entrepreneur experienced in providing practical and effective business and legal advice.  He is known and respected for collaborative innovation, developing creative solutions to issues, and bringing organizations and people together. 

Mr. Paquin serves or has served in a wide variety of leadership roles in legal and business management and operations, law firm management, litigation and dispute management, legal industry association development and management, and other areas. 

Mr. Paquin develops and implements business and legal strategies, creates and leads organizations and departments, manages significant legal matters and initiatives, facilitates the resolution of disputes, transforms and revolutionizes organizations and departments, leads large cross-functional teams, provides exceptional client service, builds relationships, and identifies and develops revenue streams and new business opportunities. He also organizes, develops, manages and facilitates events, conferences, and specialty associations.  

For nearly four decades, Mr. Paquin has often been referred to as a visionary, thought leader, and pioneer in certain areas of the legal industry and outside of the legal industry. Mr. Paquin is a highly sought after business executive, attorney, trusted advisor, consultant, arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, convener, educator, trainer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.
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Current Experience


  • CEO & General Counsel, Paquin LLC
  • Senior Arbitrator, Paquin Arbitration & Mediation
  • Executive Director, Chief Litigation Counsel Association


Previous Experience


  • Chairman, Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
  • CEO & General Counsel, Paquin Legal Advisory Services
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Chief Counsel, Legal Operations, General Motors 
  • Divisional Vice President & Chief Operations Counsel, Abbott Laboratories
  • National Practice Leader - Legal Management Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Chief Litigation Counsel, United Parcel Service
  • ADR Section Chair & Attorney, Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP
  • CEO & General Counsel, Paquin Farms
  • CEO & General Counsel, French Fort Vineyards
  • Chairman, The Paquin Organization
  • President, Legal Futurists Society
  • Managing Senior Principal, Paquin Law
  • CEO & President, Global Center for Corporate Counsel Excellence
  • President, Institute for Law Department Excellence
  • Vice President, Legal Operations, Bridgeway
  • Executive Director, Association of Corporate Legal Operations Attorneys
  • Managing Senior Partner, Paquin Victor LLP
  • Founding Distinguished Fellow, College of Corporate Counsel Neutrals
  • Executive Director, Chief Legal Officers Association
  • CEO & President, Centre for Corporate Counsel Innovation

  • University of Notre Dame, Certification in Executive Leadership and Management
  • Auburn University, MBA Business Curriculum 
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D  (Executive Editor, Kentucky Law Journal)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.A., Communication Systems
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.A., Psychology
Additional Certifications
  • Six Sigma "Green Belt" Certification, General Electric Co.
  • Advanced Lean Management Certification, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Advanced Program and Project Management Certification, Ernst & Young LLP


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal and State Trial and Appellate Courts - Georgia and the District of Columbia

Professional and Community Activities

Mr. Paquin is a member of various professional and community organizations, and serves or has served in leadership positions in many of these organizations. These organizations include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Chief Litigation Counsel Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Habitat for Humanity
Mr. Paquin is a frequent and highly sought after speaker and author with respect to topics involving legal and business management and operations, legal department management, law firm management, litigation and dispute management, arbitration and mediation, the legal profession, leadership, entrepreneurship, and other areas. He has delivered nearly 800 presentations and written more than 125 articles during his career. For nearly four decades, Mr. Paquin often has been referred to as a legal industry visionary and pioneer in certain areas of the legal industry and outside of the legal industry.