The Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association celebrated Professor Amy Boss’ leadership in commercial law on Oct. 22.
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading commercial law scholars, Boss was the first professor and just the second woman to have chaired the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.
A member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, Boss has served on numerous drafting committees tasked with revising the UCC, particularly as it pertains to electronic commerce.
She has also helped draft key pieces of domestic legislation, including the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act and the Uniform Home Mortgage Foreclosure Act.
Her career includes service as an adviser and U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on issued tied to electronic commerce and a representative of the U.S. in developing the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce and the Model Law on Electronic Signatures. She has also worked with the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development, the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Council on issues involving electronic commerce.
She has written scores of books, articles and reports on the UCC, electronic data transfer, electronic payments, leasing transactions and other topics.
The event, held at the Wells Fargo History Museum, was moderated by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jean K. FitzSimon.