Dennis Kennedy

Director of the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 416
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and legal technology pioneer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan who is well-known for his role in promoting the use of technology in the practice of law. A professional speaker and an award-winning author with hundreds of publications to his credit, Dennis wrote the legal technology column for the ABA Journal for many years, has co-authored several books (most recently, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, Second Edition (ABA 2018)) and contributed to others, and co-hosts the long-running podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report, on the Legal Talk Network. Dennis retired as Senior Counsel for the Digital Payments & Labs group at Mastercard at the end of 2017. He is currently President of Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC where he focuses on legal technology, innovation, speaking, writing, coaching, and other interesting projects. He currently chairs the board of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center and is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division’s Nominating Committee. He taught a course on Intellectual Property Licensing and Drafting as an adjunct professor as Washington University Law School. Dennis received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 and B.A., magna cum laude, from Wabash College in 1980.

J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. Wabash College