Professor Michele DeStefano is the Founder and Director of Law Without Walls, an international think-tank of over 1000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs and law/business students that create and hone new skillsets, mindsets and innovation around the intersection of law, business and technology.
DeStefano is recognized nationally by the American Bar Association as a Legal Rebel, and internationally by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers as one of the top 20 most innovative lawyers. She currently serves as a Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School and as guest faculty at Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program.
She has edited or authored several books:
- Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law
- New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World
She has been published in or featured in Time Magazine, The Financial Times (UK), Forbes Women, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Harvard Law Today, The National Jurist, Legal Futures (UK), Inside Counsel Magazine, Harvard Law The Practice, and Bloomberg News.
In addition to several law conferences, leading law firms and law school presentations, she has provided keynote presentations to legal departments within corporations and legal organizations such as Microsoft, DXC, Thompson Reuters, Blackstone, Spotify, ABA, AALS, and NAFSA.