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

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017Contact:
Linda Hart
Director of Public Relations
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org
(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. 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
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 First Chair
First Chair is the first organization designed to bring together a community of attorneys in
private practice with their in-house peers to recognize achievement. There are organizations
that acknowledge the accomplishments of attorneys in private practice, and corporate counsel
associations that evaluate in-house counsel performance. First Chair is the only organization
structured to unite these two communities through networking events that support career
development, and by annually recognizing in-house council that have been nominated by
esteemed members of the private practice community.
About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults
on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed
to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include
the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in
Olmsted Township, and Eliza Chagrin Falls Assisted Living in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full
spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing
and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full
range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse
practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services
organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to
improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. 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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