McCarter & English, a 400 employees strong attorney firm with profile in supply chain and logistics practice, has joined Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), the largest commercial blockchain consortium in the world. BiTa unites nearly 500 members companies from the freight, transportation, logistics and affiliated industries.
Leading McCarter’s relationship with BiTA will be partner Ronald Leibman, who represents manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, carriers and third-party logistics providers in issues related to technology, data-driven solutions including blockchain and smart contracts, big data and artificial intelligence.
“Blockchain has already begun to transform the supply chain via greater transparency, innovation and efficiency, and being that we’re still in early days for this technology, its effect will only grow,” said Patrick Duffy, president of BiTA (photo), “McCarter & English as a firm, and Ron individually, are the experienced, high-caliber players we try to attract to BiTA. This is an excellent fit.”
Founded in August 2017, BiTA has quickly grown into the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with nearly 500 members (include FedEx, Daimler, IBM and J. J. Keller) that collectively generate over $1 trillion in revenue annually. BiTA members are primarily from the freight, transportation, logistics and affiliated industries. Alliance members share a common mission to develop a standards framework, educate the market on blockchain applications and encourage the use of those applications.