Eliza Jennings VP of Legal Affairs Griveas is 2015 First Chair Top General Counsel Award Recipient

September 1, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE                 

For Immediate Release

July 28, 2015



Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org


Eliza Jennings VP of Legal Affairs Griveas is 2015 First Chair

Top General Counsel Award Recipient


Jennifer Griveas(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in aging services, announced that Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel Jennifer M. Griveas is a recipient of the 2015 First Chair Top General Counsel Award. Griveas previously received the 2013 and 2014 First Chair Rising Star Award.

The First Chair Awards is an annual selection of in-house counsel who have, through their hard work and innovation, made significant contributions to the legal community nationwide. The program honors top in-house counsel for their accomplishments in the past year. Honorees will be recognized at the First Chair Awards Conference and Gala September 2, in Chicago, Illinois.  Recipients will also be featured in First Chair Magazine, an annual publication for members of the legal community that is distributed in all 50 states to in-house counsel.

Griveas is an experienced attorney whose background includes litigation and employment counseling for corporate and nonprofit clients. Prior to joining Eliza Jennings in 2011, Griveas practiced law at Frantz Ward LLP, where she was an associate in the firm’s labor and employment and litigation groups. Griveas participates in the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer mentoring program, and mentors law students through Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Externship Program. She is a member of LeadingAge Ohio, the state-wide organization for not-for-profit aging services providers, and contributes to the group’s advocacy efforts.

Griveas holds a juris doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University, both conferred cum laude.  She is a member of the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, as well as the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association for Corporate Counsel.  Griveas is a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Women in Law Award recipient, and a two-time Crain’s Cleveland Business General and In-house Counsel Awards finalist. She served as Executive Editor for Cleveland State Law Review and was the recipient of the Law Review’s 2003-2004 Executive Editor of the Year Award.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization with more than 125 years of providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side, is the first aging services network to offer SAIDO Learning®, a non-pharmacological treatment shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of aging services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, respite care and adult day services. Eliza Jennings Home and Community-based Services provide a full range of services including in-home therapy, skilled home health care, and clinic services. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.



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