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Linna, Daniel


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Daniel W. Linna Jr. is an adjunct professor at the Law School, where he teaches Negotiation. He is a Professor of Law in Residence and the director of LegalRnD—The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. Previously, Linna was an equity partner in the litigation department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He has significant experience litigating and resolving complex commercial, contract, and bankruptcy disputes and has tried several cases before judges and arbitrators. Linna also was a member of Honigman's e-discovery and information management, commercial transactions, and social, mobile, and emerging media groups. He has presented on online privacy issues and best practices, and has experience negotiating and drafting a range of agreements, including supply contracts and video-game development agreements. Before joining Honigman, Linna clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James L. Ryan. Before law school, Linna was a developer, consultant, and information technology manager. He is the cofounder of and lead organizer for the Detroit and Chicago legal innovation and technology meetup groups. Linna earned a BA in communication from the University of Michigan, a BA in political science from Michigan State University, and an MA in public policy and administration from Michigan State University. Linna graduated magna cum laude from Michigan Law School.