The New Business of Law - Faculty

An Innovative Toolkit for Driving Business Impact and Delivering Results in the New Legal Industry
  • Anna Marra

    Academic Director

    Anna Marra is an Italian lawyer who works as a trainer and consultant for Project Management for private and public organizations. Anna has been a pioneer in proposing Legal Project Management (LPM) methodologies to improve the performance of law firms and internal legal services departments. Since 2011, Anna has been director of IE Law School’s LPM programs and associate professor at IE Law School and IE Business School.

  • Ana Alonso

    Coordinator of Law firm transformation Program, IE Business School

    Twenty years of the professional technology sector. Passion for digital transformation, disruption and leadership. Advanced understanding of the technology business and expert in building strategies to support growth. With extensive experience in sales and customer service, it generates long-term loyalty and relationships with customers and partners.

  • Michele DeStefano

    Founder and Executive Director of Lawwithoutwalls
    Co-Founder and Co-Editor of ‘Compliance Elliance Journal’
    Professor of Law at The University of Miami
    Guest Faculty at Harvard Law School
    Associate Professor at IE Law School

    Recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel and by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers (North America) as one of top 20 most innovative lawyers, Michele is a professor of law and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 1000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students that collaborate to hone new skillsets and mindsets and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology. As a professor, Michele researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. Her work has been published in leading law journals and featured in a range of media including Time Magazine, the Financial Times (UK), Forbes Women, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, Harvard Law Today, Bloomberg News, among others. Michele regularly consults on ethics, attorney-client privilege and work product issues, and organizational strategy.

  • Daniel W. Linna Jr.

    Director of Law and Technology Initiatives & Senior Lecturer (Joint Appointment: Law & Engineering)

    His teaching and research focus on innovation and technology, including computational law, artificial intelligence, data analytics, leadership, operations, and innovation frameworks.

    Dan is also an affiliated faculty member at CodeX — The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He joined Northwestern from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a Professor of Law in Residence and the founder and Director of LegalRnD — The Center for Legal Services Innovation. At Michigan State, Dan taught Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers, Litigation {Data, Theory, Practice, & Process}, Entrepreneurial Lawyering, and Lawyer Ethics and Regulation in a Technology-Driven World. Dan has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he has taught Negotiation and Legal Technology & Innovation: Legal-Service Delivery in the 21st Century.