William S. Veatch is a practicing attorney and partner at the global law firm Reed Smith LLP, living in San Francisco, California. He obtained his B.A. degree in History at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1985), where he also studied Mathematics and Philosophy; his LL.B. law degree at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (1985); and his J.D. law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California (1987). In addition to his debt, equipment leasing, and receivables finance/securitization practice, Bill is a part-time software programmer who works with industry leaders to develop software applications in the legal and financial services industries, including data driven Smart Contracts, digitized legal advice delivery applications, and a digitized map of the substantive law of commercial transactions.