The Legal Intelligencer Names Three Fox Partners Pennsylvania TrailblazersNovember 20, 2019 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Mark G. McCreary, Elizabeth D. Sigety and Chris Michael Temple, who were featured on The Legal Intelligencer’s inaugural list of Pennsylvania Trailblazers.
This special supplement profiles “agents of change…who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice.”
McCreary, Fox’s Chief Privacy Officer and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice, is responsible for the security of firm data and advising clients on compliance and data privacy. McCreary is noted for implementing a data security program at Fox and acting as the guiding force when technology first made a foray into the legal industry. “It’s really exciting,” McCreary told The Legal in an interview. “I’m not only doing the law every day, I’m doing a lot of business side work, not only for us but for clients.”
Sigety, Co-Chair of the firm’s National Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice, works with entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses. Sigety is cited for creating the Fox Launchpad program, which aims to support early-stage companies in a holistic fashion by providing packaged legal services at reduced rates and offering other non-legal support, such as a consultant to evaluate their pitch deck and access to the firm’s facilities across the country. Sigety said this program essentially helps emerging companies prepare for their first financing by arming them with “everything a sophisticated investor would want to see.” In addition to being a Partner at Fox, Sigety is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Delaware Crossing Investor Group, a regional angel network, and frequently speaks on topics important to emerging businesses.
Temple is highlighted for his work in the manufacturing industry. He works with clients to manage risk by looking at past trends to predict future liability and tells The Legal that clients, “can’t rely on today’s legal framework to manage tomorrow’s risk.” As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in manufacturing, Temple says he thinks it could mean a new frontier for product liability. “No courts have really been asked to assess liability for a decision or conduct by a machine in the absence of human involvement.”