Dennis Kennedy is a well-known legal tech and innovation advisor, adjunct law professor, infotech lawyer, professional speaker, author, and podcaster. He is widely-praised for his ability to communicate complex technological and legal issues in ways into that non-experts can easily understand.

As a lawyer, he is well known for both his technology law expertise and his experience in computer and Internet technologies.

Dennis was named the 2001 TechnoLawyer of the Year by, received a 2001 Burton Award for Legal Excellence, and is rated “av” by Martindale Hubbell. He was named the 2003 TechnoLawyer Contributor of the Year, and in 2007, he was named one of the Top 100 Global Legal Technology Leaders by London’s CityTech magazine.

He currently teaches a course on Entrepreneurial Lawyering at Michigan State University, focusing on legal business model design and legal technology. Prior to Michigan State, Dennis was an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law, where he taught a class on IP and E-commerce Licensing and Drafting.

Dennis retired as Vice President, Senior Counsel for Mastercard’s Digital Payments and Labs group in 2017. He is currently President of Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services LLC.

Dennis was one of the first lawyers with a website (1995) and one of the first lawyers with a blog (2003). Dennis wrote a technology column for the ABA Journal (now called “Kennedy on Tech”) from 2007 to 2014. He previously wrote monthly legal technology columns for Lawyers Weekly USA and The Indiana Lawyer. He has published hundreds of articles and co-authored the books, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers (with Allison Shields) (currently in Second Edition), LinkedIn in One Hour (with Allison Shields), Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers (with Allison Shields), and The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together (with Tom Mighell (Second Edition 2018)).

Dennis was born in 1958 in Garrett, Indiana, graduated magna cum laude from Wabash College in 1980 and cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 . Dennis lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is married and has one daughter.

For more details, see his LinkedIn Profile.

He is licensed to practice law in Missouri.

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