Michael Kraft is a founder and the General Counsel of Kraft & Kennedy, Inc., a consulting and systems integration firm founded in 1988. He began practicing law in 1970 as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. Michael moved to private practice with the firm of Choate Doman Moore & Hahn, where he specialized in international litigation. Thereafter, Michael joined a financial printing firm where he became Executive Vice President in charge of marketing, sales, and product development. Michael is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Bar Association of the City of New York, the DRI defense bar association, the American Bar Association and an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He served on the Board of the New York Chapter of ACC for more than ten years, co-chaired the Technology/Privacy Committee for the New York Chapter. He is also a member of the Litigation Committee and the Law Office Management Committee of the national organization. Further, Michael was one of the founding board members of the Members-in-Transition Committee, which provided support to members of the corporate bar who were seeking new opportunities to use their extensive skills. He was a contributing author of a book, Managing Outside Counsel, published by ACC and a contributing editor of a report issued by the New York Chapter on the Selection of Outside Counsel. He is a frequent speaker on technology and the practice of law for both law firms and corporate legal departments. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1969 and received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Miami in 1966.