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

Dennis is currently the Director of the Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation and teaches courses at both Michigan State University College of Law and the University of Michigan Law School.

He also is an expert specializing in helping law department innovation leaders unlock the value of their innovation portfolios so they can meet their annual objectives, demonstrate wins for their departments and businesses, and get their bonuses.

Dennis retired as Vice President, Senior Counsel for Mastercard’s Digital Payments and Labs group in 2017, after a long legal career in information technology and innovation law. He is the 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.His book on innovation, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations, is available on Amazon. 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 (Third Edition scheduled for release in summer 2022).

For more details, see his LinkedIn Profile.

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

Dennis was born 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.

He is licensed to practice law in Michigan.

For more details, see his LinkedIn Profile.

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