Eliza Jennings Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel Griveas Receives 2017 First Chair Top General Counsel Award

September 8, 2017

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017

Linda Hart
Director of Public Relations
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

Eliza Jennings Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel Griveas Receives 2017 First Chair Top General Counsel Award

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in aging services, announced that Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel Jennifer M. Griveas is a recipient of the 2017 First Chair Top General Counsel Award. Griveas previously received this honor in 2015, and received the First Chair Rising Star Award in 2013 and 2014.

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 August 30 in Chicago. Recipients will also be featured in First Chair Magazine, an annual publication for members of the legal community that is distributed nationally 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 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 certified in Health Care Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Certification Board. Griveas is a member of the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Corporate Counsel. She was a member of the 2012 class of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Griveas is a member of SHRM, national and Cleveland chapters, the Health Care Compliance Association, and the Northeast Ohio Employer’s Counsel Roundtable. She is a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Women in Law Award recipient, and a three-time Crain’s Cleveland Business General and In-house Counsel Awards finalist. Griveas 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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