Leonard C. Tillman, partner in Balch’s Birmingham office and member of the Energy Practice, authored “Don’t let Smart Contracts Outsmart You: A Legal Perspective” for the Utility Analytics® Institute. In the article, Leonard discusses future issues associated with Smart Contracts utilizing blockchain. In the editorial, Leonard chronicles the desire for automation and improved efficiencies verses unforeseen consequences and the loss of the “human touch.”
Leonard provides counsel on utility regulatory policy matters, particularly new smart energy policies and related market developments. Leonard is a member of The GridWise® Architecture Council. The Council was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote and help enable interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system. Leonard has been named to the list of The Best Lawyers® in America for his work in Commercial Transactions/UCC Law.