In this episode of the Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Docusign and hosted on, we’ll hear highlights from the January 28th presentation titled, What’s New for Interactive Electronic Signing in 2021? 

In response to the ongoing pandemic, many federal agencies and state legislatures have revised their rules to allow for broader utilization of online solutions to remotely conduct business. This is opening up adoption of electronic signature and interactive signing technologies for a growing number of use cases – making it easier and more secure to approve business documents from anywhere – such as electronic authorizations for corporate SEC filings, additional tax documents and remote online notarizations. However, these changes are happening on an agency by agency, or state by state basis – some temporarily and some more permanently.

The experts in this podcast – Doug Luftman, VP & Deputy General Counsel at Docusign; Michael Scheimer, Counsel at Hogan Lovells; James Denvil, Counsel at Hogan Lovells; and Jamie Wickett, Partner at Hogan Lovells – discuss some of the most relevant state and federal agency changes in 2020 impacting the use of electronic signatures, and more.

The full on-demand webcast can be found here:

Michael J. Scheimer | Counsel | Hogan Lovells

Michael Scheimer advises clients on government contracts with a particular focus on national security, cybersecurity, and IT contracting. As a former defense contractor himself, Mike leverages his aerospace and defense industry network to maximize opportunities for clients.

James Denvil | Counsel | Hogan Lovells

James Denvil helps businesses identify and manage privacy and cybersecurity risk. He takes time to learn about his clients’ cultures, business models, and initiatives; works with a global network of privacy and cybersecurity practitioners to assess risk; and develops tailored, practical solutions to help his clients move forward.

James M. Wickett | Partner | Hogan Lovells

Jamie Wickett is well-known by clients and policymakers as one of Washington’s leading advocates for corporations, nonprofits, coalitions, and trade associations seeking government policy change – or seeking to prevent change. His practice focuses on federal tax policy as well as energy, environmental, financial services, pension, and technology issues, in both legislative and regulatory matters.

Douglas Luftman | VP & Deputy General Counsel | DocuSign

Doug joined DocuSign in 2019 as the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of Product, IP, and Regulatory Affairs, and Chief Privacy Officer. Prior to joining DocuSign, Doug has worked as a legal innovator and executive on senior legal teams at notable public companies such as Palm, NetApp, Intel and CBS, as well as other public midsize and private startup companies. He embodies the ability to combine legal expertise with results-oriented, business acumen and ability to advise the business in product direction and growth.


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