MSU College of Law

Kenneth A. Grady

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Ken Grady teaches several courses, performs research, publishes, and presents globally as part of the College’s LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Innovation. His classes and work focus on improving the delivery of legal services and the associated impacts on access to justice and the evolution of substantive law. His interests include artificial intelligence, lawyer-client relationships, technology, legal operations management, and the future of law. Professor Grady also works part-time with the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP as its Lean Law Evangelist. Previously, he was CEO of the firm’s SeyfarthLean Consulting LLC subsidiary.

Professor Grady is the editor and principal author of Seyfarth’s award-winning blog. His many essays are published in legal periodicals in and outside the United States. His industry views are featured in The Wall Street Journal, Crains, The American Lawyer, and other publications.

Professor Grady was a partner in a “global 50” law firm, general counsel for three Fortune 1000 size corporations, associate in a boutique law firm, and founded a solo law firm. He held executive positions with Fortune 1000 corporations in operations management and administration.

He was an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel for 14 years, serving as a member of its Board of Directors, Value Challenge Steering Committee and Advocacy Committee. He is a Fellow-elect for the 2017 Class of the College of Law Practice Management, was named to the Fastcase 50, and was honored by the Financial Times for innovative leadership of in-house counsel/outside counsel relationships.

J.D. 1984, Northwestern University School of Law; M.M. 1984, Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management; B.A. 1978, summa cum laude, Drake University