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Patricia A. Griffin

Patricia A. Griffin
Vice President and General Counsel
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Patricia A. Griffin is vice president and general counsel at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, Ms. Griffin serves as the Institute’s chief governance officer and oversees the administration of ANSI’s legal affairs. She provides counsel to all of the Institute’s program-oversight committees, including those groups responsible for ANSI’s domestic standards and conformity assessment accreditation programs. In addition, she supports the Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee and its Patent Group and Copyright Group.

Ms. Griffin joined ANSI in 2004 after nearly twenty years in private practice. During her tenure she has handled a wide range of litigation and commercial disputes, including patent, trademark and copyright issues. She came to ANSI from the New York City office of King & Spalding where five of her ten years were spent as a litigation partner.

ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the Pacific Area Standards Congress, and the Pan American Standards Commission.

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