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Austin Mills

Austin B. Mills

Phone: 404.495.8490
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Austin Mills is a Partner in the firm's Corporate Technology Practice and the Chair of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Group and Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group. His principal concentration is on the representation of technology and enterprise clients with regards to the drafting and negotiation of various commercial agreements, including services agreements, licensing agreements, distributor and reseller agreements, outsourcing matters and technology procurement. Mr. Mills primary subject areas of concentration include software and other technology, copyright law, artificial intelligence, payments, and financial technology.

Mr. Mills advises clients on transactions and the application of laws relating to technology, particularly emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and financial technology. Mr. Mills also advises clients regarding regulatory compliance and industry norms and guidelines, including the development of policies and procedures regarding various regulated activities and the use and provision of emerging technologies.

In the rapidly-evolving field of artificial intelligence, Mr. Mills advises clients on the legal implications and potential opportunities associated with integrating AI into their businesses. From AI-enabled products to internal use of AI for productivity and other purposes, he assists clients in navigating the regulatory and legal challenges posed by these cutting-edge technologies.

Mr. Mills has represented clients ranging from start-up companies to large, multinational corporations, with a focus on software, technology, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, payments, and financial services, in addition to a variety of other industries.


Representative Experience

  • Representation of various technology companies in connection with their implementation of generative AI and similar technologies in their product offerings, including guidance on appropriate use and the negotiation of related contracts.
  • Representation of various companies in connection with defining and executing their AI strategy and internal use policies.
  • Representation of various blockchain companies in connection with transaction structuring, commercial contracts and regulatory compliance, including in connection with insurance, healthcare, investment, and digital signature blockchain solutions.
  • Representation of multinational payments company in connection with several services and distribution transactions, whereby company provides branded and non-branded, reloadable, prepaid stored-value cards and related services through thousands of authorized retailers.
  • Representation of virtual currency payment processor in connection with regulatory compliance matters and commercial agreements.
  • Representation of international environmental and energy consulting, design and construction services company in connection with procurement of global network services from leading communications services company.
  • Representation of multinational payments company in connection with several bill payment services transactions with national and regional wireless telecommunication companies.
  • Representation of loyalty and reward program company in connection with strategic alliance with leading multinational financial services company relating to the reselling of client’s loyalty program.


  • Selected, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Technology Transactions, 2021
  • Named Trailblazer in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech, The National Law Journal, 2018


  • Founding Member and Legal Working Group Chair, TAG Blockchain Society
  • Member, Steering Committee, TAG FinTech Society
  • Programming Chair, Executive Committee, Privacy & Technology Section

MMMPact in the Community

  • Georgia Pro-Bono All-Star, 2016

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