Krista A. Ford

Director of Knowledge, Research & Information Services
Krista A. Ford


Krista Ford joined Steptoe & Johnson in 2013 and serves as the Director of Knowledge, Research & Information Services. She has over 20 years of corporate, legal research, and library management experience.



  • M.A. Philosophy, Kent State University
  • M.L.I.S. Kent State University
  • B.A. Philosophy, Cleveland State University


  • Board Member, Historic Preservation, Mt. Lebanon Municipality
  • Liaison, Mt. Lebanon Historical Society Board of Trustees, Mt. Lebanon Municipality
  • Autism Speaks
  • CASA
  • Western Pennsylvania Law Librarian Association, President-Elect, 2021-2022
  • Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals, SIS Education & Professional Development Committee, 2020
  • Leadership Development Committee (2019-2021) AALL Champion Member American Association of Law Librarians
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Special Libraries Association
  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals
  • Western Pennsylvania Law Libraries Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating Vendor Relationships: What will Technology Customer Support Look Like in 10 Years?, ARK (March 2022)
  • Remote Working, Mixed Mode Working, or Hybrid?, Internet Librarian (October 2021)
  • Leading in a Time of Crisis, CIL/IL Conference (September 2020)
  • Leading Outside the Law Library: Unmask your Leadership Potential Outside of your Comfort Zone, AALL Annual Conference (July 2020)
  • Convergence of Digital, AI, Diversity, & Information Flow, Computers in Libraries (March 2020)
  • AI, Insight, and Information Pros Internet Librarian Conference (October 2019)
  • Breaking Out of the Silo, Legal Research Institute, University of Maryland College of Law (October 2019)
  • Legal Research Discussion Panel, West Virginia University College of Law (May 2019)
  • Developing a Comprehensive Knowledge Management System, Western Pennsylvania Law Librarians Association (April 2019)
  • The ROI of KM Internet Librarian Conference (October 2018)
  • The Leader in You: Emotional Intelligence, Spectrum (November 2019)


  • 2023 Guide for Evaluating Country Risk for Global Investments, United States First Law International (November 2023)
  • 2022 Guide for Evaluating Country Risk for Global Investments, United States First Law International (July 2022)
  • Leading During Times of Uncertainty, AALL Spectrum Magazine (March 2021)

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