Career

As a dedicated legal technology professional with a proven track record of success, I bring a unique blend of expertise in managing and providing consulting services to a territory of 17 law firms—including four AmLaw 200 firms—with 3,600+ employees. I specialize in delivering exceptional legal research, training, and consulting services that optimize workflow efficiency and maximize the benefits of LexisNexis subscriptions. Over the course of my career, I have helped numerous clients achieve significant cost savings and improved productivity through my innovative approaches to legal technology.

In addition to my technical skills, I take pride in staying current on the latest industry trends and creating insightful thought leadership content on best practices, which have been adopted as industry standards. My passion for providing valuable resources and insights to fellow professionals in the field has allowed me to contribute to the growth and success of the legal technology industry. As I continue to advance my career, my goal is to leverage my skills and experience to help organizations drive innovation and achieve their business objectives.

Education

With a strong commitment to my education, I received a full academic scholarship to attend West Virginia University, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, a minor in Political Science, and graduated Cum Laude in May 2018. In addition to graduating with honors, I made President’s List and/or Dean’s List each semester and was named the 2018 Outstanding Senior by West Virginia University Reed College of Media.

I graduated with my J.D. (law degree) in May 2021 from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law as one of the youngest students in my class and one of only 18 students accepted into the Honors Program.

At NSU Law, I was greatly involved on campus as an executive board member of multiple student organizations—including President of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Society; Vice President for the Transactional Law Practice Group; Elections Committee Representative for the Student Bar Association; and Head Associate of LexisNexis legal research on campus. I was also one of the nominees for commencement speaker and was the recipient of the Larry Kalevitch Service Award, which was voted upon by fellow students and faculty members.

Community Involvement

I am known for my love of giving back through community service, especially for my work at Tomorrow’s Rainbow, where I volunteer my time and expertise in grief counseling to provide grief support and trauma counseling for children and their families. The City of Fort Lauderdale recognized my dedication and commitment to my community with an official City Proclamation that proclaims January 7th as “Heather Lee O’Keefe Day.” 

Hobbies

When I am not busy working or volunteering, my favorite hobbies are horseback riding, dancing, and adventure travel—such as climbing Las Peñas in Ecuador, swimming with sharks in the Exumas, and cliff-riding horses in the mountains of Colorado. I qualified for the Barrel Racing World Championships during my competitive horseback riding years, and I was a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader finalist during the 2018-2019 season. In 2022, I won the title of Miss Montana USA and competed at the annual Miss USA pageant, a preliminary competition to Miss Universe.