Ivy B. Grey, a well-known legal technology entrepreneur and blogger, has joined legal-editing software company WordRake as director of business strategy, the company is announcing today. Grey will be responsible for helping to accelerate WordRake’s growth and further develop the software.

A practicing lawyer until last week, Grey has worked since 2015 with another editing software company, PerfectIt, to develop its American Legal Style, a law-specific stylesheet that checks documents against style and usage guidelines to identify common errors found in legal documents.

Grey is also a writer and blogger whose work regularly appears on Evolve the LawLaw Technology Today,  and other publications. She frequently writes about legal technology, technology competence, ethics and innovation.

In 2018, she was recognized among the Fastcase 50, which honors “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders,” and was named by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center as among the Women of Legal Tech. Prior to joining WordRake, Grey practiced corporate bankruptcy law for 10 years.

(I mentioned Grey in my post last year, 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech.)

“Lawyers in thousands of law firms rely on WordRake for clear and concise writing, and they regard fellow lawyer Ivy Grey as a proofreading and editing expert who understands their writing challenges firsthand,” WordRake CEO Jim Figel said in a statement announcing Grey’s hire. “Having Ivy’s expertise on our team will grow WordRake’s position in the market.”

Grey said she is excited to join WordRake. “I love the team and I love the product. I’ve been an avid user of WordRake for the past three years, and I use it in my law practice daily.”

“Ivy Grey could have joined any law firm or software company in the country, so I am especially glad she has chosen to join our mission here at WordRake,” said company founder Gary Kinder.


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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.