About Us

On a mission to create space for learning through mistakes

Praktio uniquely brings together experience and expertise in legal practice and experiential teaching, with a software platform tailor-made for producing interactive digital training around documents.

Founded in 2014 by a Michigan Law professor looking for a better way for clinic students to learn the language of contracts, Praktio is an innovative provider of modern training—practical, interactive, self-paced, online—for reading, writing, and otherwise working with documents in realistic, professional contexts (for example, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts).

Praktio training incorporates best practices from learning science (such as frameworks, realistic application, spaced repetition, deliberate practice, and immediate feedback). Praktio uses real-world documents annotated to draw out lessons and interactive exercises that put the learner in realistic scenarios where they complete realistic activities, with immediate feedback every step of the way.

Now, law firms use Praktio to train their lawyers and staff with digital training that is practical, interactive, self-paced, and online. And increasingly, individual lawyers, legal staff, and business people (procurement, sales, contract managers, etc.) are doing the same.

Our Team


Clinical Assistant Professor

Univ. of Michigan Law

Lecturer in Law

Univ. of Chicago Law


Sidley Austin


 J.D., Yale Law

B.A., Univ. of Michigan

Michael Bloom

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Michael has spent the past decade curating spaces for students and professionals to make mistakes—and learn from them.

Before leaving to run Praktio full time, Michael was the founding director of the Transactional Lab & Clinic, an experiential program at the University of Michigan Law School, through which students worked on transactional matters, under faculty supervision, for large, mature organizations around the world (e.g., Pepsi, Aon, NPR) and small, local organizations around the Law School.

At Michigan Law, Michael also taught other contracts, business, and transactional law classes. Among other activities, Michael served as Chair of the AALS Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Education for 2018 and as Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Teaching Methods for 2018.

Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, Michael was a Lecturer in Law and the Executive Director of the Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic, which he co-founded, at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to practicing transactional law in a clinical setting, he practiced at Sidley Austin, with a focus on technology transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Michael is the co-author of two books on contracts from a transactional perspective: Contracts and Commercial Transactions and Contracts: A Transactional Approach, both published by Aspen.

Michael earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as a Teaching Fellow and helped launch a community development bank as part of the Community Development Financial Institutions Clinic. He earned his B.A. "with highest distinction" from the University of Michigan, where he studied American history and was a Dean's Merit Scholar and a member of the Bentley Society.


Senior Software Engineer

Bosch North America

Senior Software Engineer



B.S., Univ. of Michigan

Sean Naemi

Chief Technology Officer

Sean has been developing full-stack, enterprise-level software on a variety of platforms, code bases, and languages for over ten years.

Before joining Praktio, Sean was a Senior Software Engineer at Bosch North America. As part of an agile team at Bosch, Sean worked on all sorts of projects, with a focus on developing financial and budgeting applications.

Prior to that, Sean was a Senior Software Engineer at Infor, where he was a member of the team responsible for building its enterprise resource planning solutions.

Sean earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.


Communications Manager

Fair Food Network

Graphic Design Artist

Univ. of Michigan


M.S., Univ. of Michigan School of Natural Resources

B.A., Kalamazoo College

Kari Paine

Director of Design & Media

Kari brings eight years of expertise in digital and print strategy for cause-based organizations.

Kari has worked with a variety of organizations, with a special focus on the areas of policy, sustainability, and racial equity, to craft communications strategy that advances their missions.

Previously, Kari was a Communications Manager at Fair Food Network. In this role, she drove marketing and design strategy for a national network of nonprofits administering healthy food incentive programs to low-income populations.

Kari earned her B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Kalamazoo College and her M.S. in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Michigan.


Interactive Media Designer

Univ. of Michigan

Development Assistant

Superior Text


B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design

Case Silva

Front-end Web Developer

Case brings his experience and curiosity as a developer to the team at Praktio.

Through his broad experience working with a range of clients, including Google, YouTube, and Android, Case has brought exacting detail and client satisfaction to every project.

Previously, Case worked with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History to bring digital interactivity to its new museum space with mobile app development, web-based interactives, and employee tools.

Case earned his B.F.A. with a focus on digital media from Kendall College of Art and Design.

Advisory Boards & Advisors

Law Firm Professional Development

Amy Auth

Director of Legal Education


Larry Brown

Senior Learning & Development Manager


Lauren Buck

Attorney Development & Retention Manager


Meghan Donahue

Learning + Professional Development Manager


Jennifer Pangione

Assistant Director, Attorney Development & Training


Jen Cafferty Patton

Chief Legal Talent Officer

Foley & Lardner

Sally Raggio

Senior Manager, Professional Development

Wilson Sonsini

Clarice Wahba

Senior Manager, Professional Development


Law Firm Attorneys

Andrew Alvarez



Danielle Bass


Wilson Sonsini

Leah Duncan



Melanie Gertz


Gibson Dunn

Ryan Jackson



Lindsey Chandler Meyer


Sullivan & Cromwell

Travis Miller


Sidley Austin

Rosa Parmose



Ryan Samii


Paul Hastings

Kelly Smercina


Monica Steinberg


Affirm (xMayer Brown)

Max Tierman


Kramer Levin

Other Advisors

Vince Robisch

Advisor on Sales & Growth