Richard L. Field’s legal practice encompasses financial systems, electronic commerce law and policy, and emerging technology issues. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law, and is past chair of its Electronic Commerce Payment Committee and its Coordinating Committee on International Policy. He has chaired the Committee on Banking of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and has been a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint project of the ABA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mr. Field serves on the United States delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, as well as its Working Group on Electronic Commerce. He has been called upon as an expert advisor to the UNCITRAL Secretariat. A member of the Private International Law Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State, Mr. Field has also assisted the European Parliament in its study of electronic payment systems and commerce, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan on issues of network security, the OECD on consumer authentication, and the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law as an International Advisor. He was a participant in the Electronic Commerce Project of the ICC.
A member of the American Law Institute, Mr. Field was an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law project to revise the U.S. payment laws of the Uniform Commercial Code. He co-authored the ABA’s Model EDI Payments Agreement (1992) and was a contributor to its Digital Signature Guidelines (1996). Mr. Field is an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), and has been an Adjunct Professor of Electronic Finance at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. A former in-house advanced technology and payment counsel at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, Mr. Field holds undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and engineering from Brown University, and a J.D. from New York University.