Paquin LLC
 
Collaborative Innovation, 
Creative Solutions, and 
Unparalleled Convening 

Jeffrey D. Paquin                 Phone: 404-307-8223        Email: jeff.paquin@paquinllc.com
Jeffrey D. Paquin is a results-oriented attorney, business executive, and entrepreneur experienced in providing practical and effective legal and business advice. Mr. Paquin is known and respected for collaborative innovation, developing creative solutions to issues, and bringing organizations and people together.  He 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, meeting development and management, agri-business and vineyard management, and other areas. Mr. Paquin develops and implements legal and business 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, identifies and develops revenue streams and new business opportunities, and manages significant budgets and cost-control initiatives. He also organizes, develops, manages and facilitates events, conferences, and large group meetings.  For more than three decades, he has often been referred to as a visionary, thought leader, and pioneer in certain areas of the legal industry and outside of the industry. Mr. Paquin is a highly sought after attorney, business executive, trusted advisor, consultant, arbitrator, mediator, facilitator, convener, educator, trainer, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.
 
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Current Experience

 

  • CEO & General Counsel, Paquin LLC
  • President, Paquin Legal Advisory Services
  • Senior Arbitrator and Mediator, Paquin Arbitration & Mediation
  • Managing Senior Principal, Paquin Law
  • Chairman, Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
  • Co-Executive Director, Chief Litigation Counsel Association
  • President, Legal Futurists Society
  • CEO & General Counsel, Paquin Farms & Paquin Farms Events Center
  • CEO & General Counsel, French Fort Vineyards
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law

 

Previous Experience

 

  • Chief Counsel, Legal Operations, General Motors 
  • CEO & President, Global Center for Corporate Counsel Excellence
  • President, Institute for Law Department Excellence
  • Vice President, Legal Operations, Bridgeway (now Mitratech)
  • Divisional Vice President & Chief Operations Counsel, Abbott Laboratories (now Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc.)
  • Executive Director, Association of Corporate Legal Operations Attorneys
  • Managing Senior Partner, Paquin Victor LLP
  • Founding Distinguished Fellow, College of Corporate Counsel Neutrals
  • Co-Executive Director, Chief Legal Officers Association
  • National Practice Leader - Legal Management Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • CEO & President, Centre for Corporate Counsel Innovation
  • Chief Litigation Counsel/Litigation Manager, United Parcel Service
  • ADR Section Chair & Senior Associate, Powell Goldstein LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP)
 
Education
 
  • University of Notre Dame, Certification in Executive Leadership and Management
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D  (Executive Editor, Kentucky Law Journal)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, double B.A. (Communication Systems and Psychology)
 
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
  • Kentucky Certified Pesticide Applicator

 

Bar Admissions

 
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal and State Trial and Appellate Courts - Georgia and the District of Columbia
 
Advisory Board Service
 
  • Executive Advisory Committee, CPR International Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Pepperdine Straus Institute Distinguised Advisory Council
  • Advisory Board, Blickstein Law Department Operations Survey
 

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:
 
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Chief Litigation Counsel Association
  • College of Corporate Counsel Neutrals
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Legal Futurists Society
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • World Futurists Society
  • Institute for Law Department Excellence
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Vineyard Association
  • Kentucky Woodland Owners Association
  • Tennessee Vineyard Association
  • Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce 
 
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, inside counsel-outside counsel relationships, litigation and dispute management, arbitration and mediation, the legal profession, leadership, entrepreneurship, and other areas. He has delivered more than 700 presentations and written more than 100 articles during his career. For more than three 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.