As an attorney, technologist and communicator on emerging technological issues, Chase Perkins has the experience to guide clients concerning digital transformations, workforce automation, utilization of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and data protection and privacy. Chase has extensive knowledge of cryptography, blockchain, cyber security, cyber governance, corporate espionage, cloud services, biometric data privacy, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) considerations and concerns, autonomous machines, deepfakes, data breaches, smart devices and best practices for workplace digital policies. Chase is a regular speaker and publisher in these fields.

In addition, Chase’s hands-on experience developing artificial intelligence tools and incorporating emerging technology into ongoing enterprise operations at scale provides him a unique perspective, and gives him the ability to advise clients on how to evaluate new technology, assess the associated legal exposure new technology presents, and help clients to strategize, develop and implement safeguards. 

Chase is the founder and CEO of Thoughtly. He previously was corporate counsel for a blockchain-based organization dedicated to protecting online identity and digital privacy. Chase served as a law clerk for the department of law, City of Chicago, Corporate Counsel, Torts Division, and as a judicial extern for the Hon. Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

During law school, Chase was senior editor of the Loyola Consumer Law Review, was a member of the American Bar Association Moot Court Team, and participated in Loyola’s comparative legal studies program in Rome, Italy and Strasbourg, France. Justice Antonin Scalia served as the constitutional law professor in Rome.

*Not licensed to practice law in California.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Steering Committee

United Nation’s (UN) AI for Good Global Summit: Law Track



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©


Nominated, 40 Most Influential Leaders in Technology, Government and Education

Littler Mendelson’s Future Workforce 2018 Roundtable

October 2018

Recipient, Leadership and Service Award

Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Member, Honors Appellate Advocacy Program

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

From Chess Computers to Self-driving Cars, Here's Where AI Is Heading

Built In Chicago

March 10, 2016

Cryptocurrencies: Future-Bearer Instruments of Choice – Peer-to-Peer & Non-Possessory Control is the Real Value Proposition

Hacker noon

February 2014

Books & Book Chapters

  • Co-author, Thoughtly’s Deep Learning Tutorial Series for Natural Language Processing, 2016

Speaking Engagements

Assessing the Risk to Employers Looking to Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools During the Hiring Process

Littler 2 the Point 2020 Video


Moderator - Panel on Collaborative Robots

AI and Robotics Symposium: Sharing Thought Leadership Shaping the Future of Work, Ann Arbor, MI

November 1, 2019

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Law

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation’s Cybersecurity Summit, Vancouver, Canada

July 2019

Legal Considerations of AI in Consumer Products

Legalweek, AI Bootcamp, New York, NY

January 2018

Language Analysis, Unlocking the Power of Words

Marketing Analytics & Data Science (MADS) Conference, San Francisco, CA

April 2017

Rejuvenation Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence: Accelerated Research for Academia and Industry

SENS Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA

August 2015

Panelist, Regulation of Data Collection

Loyola Consumer Law Review Symposium: Consumer Privacy and Data Collection, Chicago, IL

March 2014


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2012
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2008

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