In The World's First "Authenticity Policy"?, Mark Schaefer wrote with regard to Handshake 2.0's social media authenticity policy, "As far as I know, this is the first published, legally-validated 'authenticity policy.'"
As far as we know, Handshake Media, the parent company of Handshake 2.0, launched the world's first GIS auction on eBay for InteractiveGIS.
The legal work for these "world's firsts" was done by Ken Maready.
That's good work.
I wasn't able to attend the reception opening the new Hutchison Law Group office in Blacksburg, Virginia on February 18, 2010, but asked for a report from the founder of Rural System, Bob Giles.
Giles was the first to arrive, was instantly greeted by all the principals, and introduced to each one by Ken Maready. As more people arrived, Giles was again included in introductions. Needing to leave early, he found Maready and thanked him.
Ken Maready left his own party, his own colleagues, all those guests, and walked Bob Giles to the door.
That's better work.
Ken Maready, Hutchison Law Group, Bob Giles, Rural System, Scott Merrill, Hutchison Law Group
Photo credit: Valley Business FRONT
Bob Giles, founder of Rural System, is the father of Anne Giles Clelland, founder of Handshake 2.0.