Patricia A. Griffin
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Patricia A. Griffin is senior vice president and general counsel at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, Ms. Griffin serves as ANSI’s chief legal, ethics, and corporate governance officer and oversees all legal affairs of ANSI and its affiliates, the ANSI National Accreditation Board, LLC (ANAB) and Workcred, Inc. She provides counsel to all of ANSI’s program-oversight committees, including those groups responsible for ANSI’s domestic standards and conformity assessment accreditation programs.
Ms. Griffin joined ANSI in 2004 after nearly 20 years in private practice. At ANSI, she is responsible for providing the Institute with guidance and counsel on a wide range of matters, including litigation, HR, antitrust, contracts, GDPR, OFAC, as well as patent, trademark, and copyright issues. During her 18 years at ANSI, Ms. Griffin has been involved in all aspects of the Institute’s legal affairs. She is also responsible for providing guidance and counsel to the ANSI Intellectual Property Policy Advisory Group, including its various task forces and working groups.
Ms. Griffin came to ANSI from the New York City office of King & Spalding where five of her ten years were spent as a litigation partner. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 1985 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She also served as a contributing author to, and as executive editor of, the Albany Law Review. Ms. Griffin is admitted to practice in New York; New York State Courts; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District, New York.