MIAMI (December 6, 2018) – The Financial Times has named Holland & Knight a finalist for two of its North American Innovative Lawyers 2018 awards, recognizing the firm in both the "Legal Innovator of the Year" and "Innovation in the Business of Law" categories for its development of BlockBlade™, a data analytics tool. BlockBlade™ enables the firm's clients to search the labyrinthine data on the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains and to rapidly identify relationships between accounts and transactions.
Holland & Knight's Innovation Partner Joe Dewey and his blockchain-focused practice group have used the BlockBlade™ tool to help recover stolen virtual currency. The firm is working with financial institutions and other regulated companies that have identified BlockBlade™ as the best tool for companies that need a compliance solution for performing know-your-customer (KYC) and other diligence on virtual currency and similar digital assets held by customers or potential customers.
"We are grateful for the recognition the Financial Times has given our firm. Holland & Knight is committed to finding innovative ways to deliver more value to its clients through technology solutions and other non-traditional means of delivering legal services," said Mr. Dewey.
The winners will be announced at an event held December 10 in New York. The results will be published both in print and online as a Financial Times special report on December 11.