JeanOGradyDewey B Strategic was created by Editor and Author Jean P. O’Grady in 2011. She holds the copyright to all content unless otherwise indicated.

Jean P. O’Grady has over 30 years of experience developing strategic information initiatives for Am Law 100 law firms. She holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, an M.L.S. from St. John’s University and a B.A. in History from Fordham University. She is a member of the NY State Bar.

She is also a columnist at Above the Law, Legal Tech Hub and a panelist on Bob Ambrogi’s weekly  Legal Tech Journalist’s Roundtable.

Professional Activities

Board Member of the American Association of Law Libraries ( 2017- 2019).

Board Member, New York Law Institute (2015-2018.)

 Chair of the Private Law Libraries Section of the American Association of Law Libraries and a past (2013-14)

President of the Law Library Association of Greater New York (1990-1)

She is a frequent author and speaker on the transformation of libraries and information centers, digital contract licensing , knowledge management, legal analytics and law and the legal publishing industry.

She has spoken at programs sponsored by the Information Industry Association, the Association of Newsletter Publishers, Practicing Law Institute, International Legal Technology Association , West Publishing, Price Waterhouse, ALM LegalTech, Lexis-Nexis, Janders Dean Knowledge Management Conference, American Association of Law Schools, The American Association of Law Libraries, The Canadian Association of Law Libraries. The Australian Law Libraries Association, and the Special Libraries Association. 

In 2011 she launched “Dewey B Strategic” to promote awareness of the strategic importance of librarians, libraries and knowledge managers as change agents and innovators in the organizations they support. She has written provocative pieces on a variety of law firm management, publishing and technology issues which have sparked important debates in the industry.

Honors Include

  • 2011 named to the FastCase 50 top legal innovators.
  • Dewey B Strategic named to the ABA Magazine Blawg 100 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016.
  • Inducted in the ABA Journal Blawg 100 Hall of Fame 2016
  • 2013 Elected to the Board of Directors of the New York Law Institute
  • 2104 Inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. Fellows of the College are distinguished law practice management professionals who represent law firms, educational institutions, professional associations and other organizations that contribute to excellence in law practice management.
  • 2015-16 Co-Chair of the ABA, Law Practice Management, Knowledge Strategy Committee 
  • 2016: Named an ABA Magazine “Legal Rebel”
  • 2016: AALL President’s Award   (Contributions to the Profession)