Kenneth A. Grady

Seyfarth Shaw
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Speaker, Professor, Author & Legal Future Evangelist
Functional Area: Consultant
Year of Induction:

233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606

Mobile Phone: 616.295.7980
Business Phone: 312.460.6209


Ken Grady hates waste. He learned Lean Thinking, a focus on eliminating all types of waste, in his operational roles with a major manufacturer, and brought those lessons to his legal practice, including as general counsel at Wolverine Worldwide. After leaving Wolverine, Ken helped transform Seyfarth Shaw, an InnovAction winner, into one of the leading large firms committed to Lean Thinking. Ken recognizes the valuable role technology will continue to play as the delivery of legal services evolves to meet the changing needs of the business community, and is now sharing his insight and wisdom with a new generation of lawyers, who will embark on their careers with a far greater chance to succeed.
—Nominated by Patrick J. Lamb and Mark Tamminga, October 2017