Richard L. Field
    Affiliated Researcher

Richard L. Field is an attorney in private practice concentrating in financial systems, electronic commerce law and policy, and emerging technologies. A member of the American Bar Association, Section of Science & Technology Law, Mr. Field serves on the Section's Council and chairs its Electronic Commerce Payment Committee. He was a co-author of the ABA's Model EDI Payments Agreement (1992) as well as a contributor to its Digital Signature Guidelines (1996), and speaks and writes regularly on electronic commerce law issues.
Mr. Field chairs the Committee on Banking of the New York County Lawyers' Association, and sits on the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint project of the ABA and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He is one of two ABA advisors to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law Project to revise the payment laws of the Uniform Commercial Code, and is an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.(CITI). Mr. Field has been an Adjunct Professor of Electronic Finance at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, has served as expert advisor to the United States delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group on Electronic Commerce, been a participant in the Electronic Commerce Project of the ICC and a member of the Private International Law Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State. He has assisted the European Parliament in its study of Electronic Payment Systems and Commerce, the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan in its studies of Certification Authorities, the OECD on consumer authentication, and the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law as an International Advisor. A former in-house advanced technology and payment counsel at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Field holds undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and engineering from Brown University, and a J.D. from New York University.