Learning to live lean with Kenneth Grady of Seyfarth Shaw

Kenneth Grady is a Lean Law Evangelist. His gospel is change. And his congregation is attorneys — which means he isn’t exactly preaching to the choir.

A former partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, he spent several years in various high-profile corporate roles before rejoining Big Law as the head of Seyfarth Shaw’s skunkworks team SeyfarthLean. Along the way, he steeped himself in the philosophies of efficiency, quality and discipline, studying lean thinking in Japan with its very inventors.

He has been called one of “the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law,” and in this edition of the Cullcast, he shows why.

Here he explains how lean thinking can connect the ample supply of legal services with the equally vast, yet unmet, demand, and tells how the legal profession’s salvation will come through social collaboration, empathy and problem solving.