About Us

Vincent PolleyVincent I. Polley holds a degree in mathematics from Harvard and in law from the University of Michigan. He serves as an arbitrator on complex IT disputes for the American Arbitration Association, and consults on law firm cybersecurity and corporate knowledge management projects.

In 2006 and 2007 Vince co-chaired the Information Technology and Security Law practice group at the law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he helped clients prevent, plan for, and effectively manage IT security/privacy problems. Earlier, Vince spent 20 years at Schlumberger Limited, and was its Deputy General Counsel from 1998 through 2004, with substantive responsibilities for computer, privacy, and security law.  In his role at Schlumberger, Polley was the driving force in planning, developing and deploying the Schlumberger legal KM initiative (the LawHub), bringing together lawyers in twenty countries, who are expert in a dozen areas of substantive law, and enabling them to work together, sharing their expertise and more efficiently serving their clients. The Schlumberger LawHub represented seven years of KM practice, and was the most sophisticated KM deployment in the legal arena.  It became the leading model for fully-realized KM systems in in-house legal departments. In 2004, Polley retired from Schlumberger to form KnowConnect.

Polley co-chaired the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force (2017-2018), and in 2017 concluded a 6 year appointment on the ABA Journal’s Editorial Board. He has chaired the Standing Committee on CLE, and the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. Active in the Business Law Section, he served on its Council and was chair of its Cyberspace Law Committee.  Polley also served on the Advisory Commission to the ABA World Justice Project, on the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and was co-chair of the Commission on Second Season of Service. 

In August 2013 the ABA published his book The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals. Earlier, he co-authored the earliest, definitive examination of corporate Internet/e-mail policies — Employee Use of the Internet and E-Mail (ABA Press, 2002). Since 1997 he has continuously published the Internet Law blog MIRLN .

Polley was a founding member of the Internet Law & Policy Forum (1996), and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Law Institute.