Along with Brian Deas, Edward Rudd is one of the primary architects of Casee, MDK’s proprietary technology platform that helps the firm be more efficient, nimble, and adaptive with every keystroke. Ed brings a business perspective to his work within the ever-changing IT sphere.
Ed Rudd has been an integral part of MDK since 2008 and serves as the Executive Director of Information Technology at our Columbus headquarters. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for technological innovation, Ed ensures the seamless operation of MDK's tech landscape.
Ed’s responsibilities span from overseeing network security and data center operations to managing proprietary software applications and addressing the needs of individual end users in a hybrid work environment. Ed excels in advancing tech projects with short lead times, applying his expertise in launching company-wide initiatives, from installation and configuration to user onboarding.
Ed's proficiency extends beyond technical operations; he is adept at recognizing operational needs for new technology and champions the deployment of automation technologies, such as redaction and batching tools, to support MDK's practice areas.
As Ed aptly puts it, “I’m driven by the fulfillment that lies in assembling the right team for the right project at precisely the right moment. It poses a unique challenge, particularly in tech, where ensuring the ideal alignment of resources with specific challenges is no small feat. The key is all about alignment to purpose and skill.”
Asked about MDK's distinction from traditional law firms, Ed highlights MDK's unwavering investment in technology. Notably, he led the team that developed Casee, MDK's file workflow software, in 2009, which has stood the test of time and paved the way for the MDK Client CoLab, our cutting-edge case management application.
Living MDK's mission and values, Ed interprets our mission statement as a call to embrace innovation, continuously strive for excellence and “always be willing to chart uncommon paths”. Among MDK's values, Ed resonates most with collaboration, a sentiment reflected in his team's collaborative approach.
Ed aims to be known not just for his technical prowess but also for his sense of humor, making him an invaluable asset to MDK's dynamic and innovative environment. Outside the office, Ed prioritizes fitness and enjoys spending time with his family.