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JoAnn Holmes - HOLMES@LAW
I'm an IP & Digital Assets geek,
amateur herb gardener, passionate advocate for girls in the developing world, and proud Stanford mom.

A graduate of Stanford University and Emory School of Law, JoAnn Holmes ("Jo") is adept in distilling complex information into pragmatic, result-driven solutions.  Jo has practiced law for over 20 years, and her career began in the Technology & Intellectual Property ("IP") practice group of Troutman Sanders, a prominent Atlanta based law firm. There, she successfully represented a gamut of diverse clients, from startups to multi-billion dollar companies like Chick-fil-A, Microsoft and WalMart. 


Moving in-house, Jo served on business management and legal teams in senior leadership roles for both public and private manufacturing companies.  For more than a decade, she was the “go-to” lawyer for her business units with presence in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Asian Pacific Rim. 


Jo has led IP diligence for corporate mergers and multi-million dollar target acquisitions. She is well accomplished in both negotiating sophisticated domestic and international commercial contracts, as well as resolving high dollar disputes cost effectively. Her practice has included support for marketing, sales, e-commerce, R&D, regulatory, HR, manufacturing, IT, procurement, finance and risk management teams. 


Jo advises clients on emerging blockchain tech including NFTs, metaverse assets, DAO IP, and Web3 innovation.  She oversees sophisticated IP portfolios in 140+ countries, and has managed assets exceeding $2 billion in annual revenue.  Jo has successfully negotiated licenses with international media and entertainment companies such as Disney, the NFL, Dream Works and Sony.  And, Jo's work includes closing commercial contracts with enterprises including Target, Comcast, and Coca-Cola. 


Jo teaches and speaks extensively on Web3 law, monetizing intellectual property, successful contract negotiation, and implementing profitable legal strategy. She's served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, taught "IP 101" to corporate teams in customized seminars, and written on legal issues for the American Bar Association, as well as various Atlanta area publications.


In addition to hosting the podcast Your Business Ally™, Jo's a regular guest on popular business and blockchain tech focused podcasts.    She's been an invited speaker for Fortune 50 audiences, the Association of Corporate Counsel, Cornell and Penn State law schools, the Georgia State Bar, and the American Institute of Graphic Artists. 


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