O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Managing Director of Information
Functional Area: Technology
Year of Induction: 2014
10 Newport Center Dr., Suite 1700
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Jeffrey Rovner is the Managing Director for Information at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm of 16 offices and about 800 lawyers. From his office in Newport Beach, California, he directs all of the firm’s information technology, knowledge management, library and records functions.
From 1990 to 1996, Jeff was a partner in the law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP. From 1996 until he joined O’Melveny in 2006, he directed the knowledge management programs at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP.
Jeff received his law degree in 1982 from George Washington University, where he was a member of the Law Review, and his B.S. in Zoology in 1979 from the University of Maryland at College Park.
In 2007, Jeff was named one of the top 100 Global Tech Leaders, based on a survey of 2000 legal technologists. He is an adjunct professor in George Washington University’s Master’s Program in Law Firm Management.
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Although Jeff Rovner is a longtime student of the art of close-up magic, his contributions and achievements in the art of knowledge management are no illusion. Jeff is one of the undisputed pioneers of developing approaches to leverage the vast quantities of information that envelop law firms in order to serve clients both more efficiently and effectively. When presented with massive amounts of data, some see peril; Jeff sees possibilities. His unique perspectives have facilitated the discovery of many previously unknown connections and relationships that have resulted in never before achieved levels of collaboration and knowledge sharing This kind, soft-spoken and thoughtful professional has served as the generous mentor of many and is undoubtedly responsible for countless others following his insightful lead.