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 business executive, attorney, advisor, neutral, and entrepreneur experienced in providing practical and effective business and legal 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, real estate, 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, large group meetings, and specialty associations.  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 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
  • 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
  • President, Paquin Legal Advisory Services
  • Senior Arbitrator & Mediator, Paquin Arbitration & Mediation
  • CEO & General Counsel, French Fort Vineyards
  • CEO & General Counsel, The Paquin Organization

 

Previous Experience

 

  • Managing Senior Principal, Paquin Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 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, United Parcel Service
  • ADR Section Chair & Attorney, Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP)
 
Education
 
  • 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
 
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
  

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 Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Distinguished Legal Executives
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Chief Litigation Counsel Association
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Futurists Society
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Vineyard Association
  • Kentucky Woodland Owners Association
  • Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce 
 
Mr. Paquin is a frequent and highly sought after speaker and author with respect to topics involving specialty associations, 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.