Jessica L. Mazzeo

Jessica L. Mazzeo is a co-founder of Griesing Law, LLC and is the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer. She provides a critical leadership role in all aspects of the Firm, acting as a dedicated advocate for both staff and clients.

What do you focus on?

Jessica focuses on overseeing and implementing all of the Firm’s business operations while establishing policies that promote and retain the Firm’s culture and strategic vision. Her greatest responsibilities include leading and encouraging employees to reach their fullest potential, along with ensuring delivery of exemplary service to our clients and vendors.

What do you see on the horizon?

There has consistently been a struggle to have diversity and inclusion in the legal profession but in the last few years, corporate and governmental clients have been working hard to ensure that it reaches all areas of their businesses, including the legal department. For us, I see this as only a path to greater growth and collaboration with majority firms and other diverse owned firms. This joint venture will only help benefit and service our clients even more than we are doing so now.

Biography

Jessica began her legal career before graduating high school where she previously held such roles as receptionist, secretary and paralegal at local area firms, including firms listed on the Am Law 100 and 200.

Since the Firm’s inception, Jessica has been a driving force in making it a one of a kind law firm, locally and nationally, that focuses on a collaborative team approach and discourages internal competition that interferes with client service.  Her marketing and business development efforts have helped the firm grow its initial client base of only a small handful of clients to now having over 450 clients handling over 950 matters for clients which include Fortune 500 companies, small and privately held business, non-profits and entrepreneurs.  Jessica has been relentless in her pursuit of building business for the Firm and has a proven track record of effectively assisting Firm attorneys in converting prospective clients into actual clients and Jessica herself has been able to attract clients to the firm. Jessica is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, an intensive twelve week mini-MBA program designed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services.  She also completed the Leadership Now development series presented by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Jessica is on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”), a non-profit organization with over 9,000 members across 30 countries. She is also currently on the Philadelphia Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and previously served as the Vice President of Communications, Board Secretary and on its 40th Anniversary Committee and Technology Subcommittee. In addition, Jessica serves as a committee volunteer for the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of PA, DE and sNJ and devotes several hours a month to various needs of the organization. In September 2016, the organization awarded Jessica for her efforts by making her a recipient of its Shining Star Award.

Since 2010 when the Firm became a member of the organization, Jessica became actively involved in supporting the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”), which is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering relationships between Fortune 500 companies and outside legal counsel.  Jessica has traveled across the country as a staff volunteer for NAMWOLF since 2011 and served as Co-Chair of its Marketing Initiative from 2011-2013 as well as holding many other positions within the organization. As a staff volunteer, Jessica has served as a representative of the NAMWOLF team at the Women Business Enterprise National Council’s National Conference and Business Fair in Orlando, Philadelphia and Austin, to help support NAMWOLF in promoting the organization and its mission to the thousands of attendees.

Jessica played a significant role in the Firm receiving NAMWOLF’s 2013 Law Firm MVP Award which was selected by in-house attorneys from Fortune 500 corporations as to acknowledge the law firm that has done the most to advance the organization’s mission. This is a particularly notable accomplishment because in doing so she helped the Firm become just the second firm in the organization’s then 12 year history to receive this accolade and there are currently 138 member law firms across 37 states.  The award recognizes her passion for the organization and its mission as evidenced by her efforts on its behalf.

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Education
  • Temple University Fox School of Business, B.B.A., Marketing
  • Delaware County Community College, A.A.S., Business Management
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Philadelphia Cohort
  • Legal Lean Sigma Institute, White Belt Certification, Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management
Awards
  • Shining Star Award, Women Business Enterprise Council of PA-DE-sNJ, 2016
  • SmartCEO Brava! Executive Awards, 2015
    – Recognized as one of 10 local women executives that is an exemplary leader within their organizations and their communities
  • Paradigm Scholarship, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 2012
Community Involvement
  • Association of Legal Administrators
    – Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2018
    – National Conference Session Manager, 2016-2018
  • Association of Legal Administrators, Philadelphia Chapter
    – Vice President of Communications, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Chapter, 2016-2018
    – Secretary, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Chapter, 2015-2016
    – Technology Subcommittee, Philadelphia Chapter, 2015
    – 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee, Philadelphia Chapter, 2015
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
    – Staff Volunteer, 2012-2018
    – Business Partner Ambassador, 2017
    – Annual Meeting Host Committee, 2014
    – Co-Chair, Marketing Initiative, 2011-2013
    – Annual Meeting Entertainment Subcommittee, 2012
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council, PA-DE-sNJ
    – Volunteer, 2014-2018
  • Philadelphia Community College Paralegal Program
    – Mentor, 2011
Writing & Speaking
  • “All Inclusive: How Chapters Can Create A Welcoming Environment” – Co-Presenter, Chapter Leaders Institute, Association of Legal Administrators – Denver, July 2018
  • “Failure to Launch: Why Is Your Firm Failing to Be a 21st Century Employer?” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, May 2018
  • “Small Firm Idea Exchange” – Co-Moderator, Association of Legal Administrators Annual Conference & Expo – National Harbor, Maryland, May 2018
  • “Time Has Been Up: Why Your Firm Shouldn’t Just Be ‘Talking’ About Diversity and Inclusion” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2018
  • “Why Law Firms Should Already Be Embracing the Mobile Workforce” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, November 2017
  • “R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Getting Buy-In & Developing Successful Marketing Partnerships with Attorneys” – Moderator, Legal Marketing Association Northeast Regional Conference – Philadelphia, November 2017
  • “It Takes Two: The Attorney-Marketer Relationship” – Co-Author, The Legal Intelligencer, August 2017
  • “Why the Annual Performance Evaluation is Disappearing” – Co-Author, The Legal Intelligencer, May 2017
  • “What Firms Must Consider for 2017 Compliance” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2017
  • “Why Your Law Firm Should Consider Lean Six Sigma” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, November 2016
  • “Building a Workplace Today for Workers of Tomorrow” – Co-Author, The Legal Intelligencer, August 2016
  • “The Value of Executive Personnel Involvement in Professional Associations” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, May 2016
  • “A Dozen Great Reasons: The Challenges and Triumphs of Starting Your Own Firm”  – Co-Author, American Bar Association Law Practice Management, March 2016
  • “Client Leverage & Law Firm Management” – Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School – Philadelphia, February 2016
  • “Firms Need Policies on Distracted Driving for Multiple Reasons” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2016
  • “Join the Pack: An In-Depth Look at NAMWOLF” – Co-Author, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Winter 2016, January 2016
  • “How Small Firms Can Sustain Growth and Maintain Firm Culture” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, July 2015
  • “Why Your Small Firm Needs a Media Relations Professional” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, January 2015
  • “Navigating the Procurement Process and Competing with the Big Fish” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, July 2014
  • “Start Your New Year Right: Resolutions for Small Firms to Manage Smarter in 2014” – Co-Author, The Legal Intelligencer, January 2014
  • “Training Your Attorneys to Market: Where Do You Begin” – Co-Presenter, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Business Meeting – San Diego, February 2013
  • “Who Wants to Be a Marketing Expert? How To Take Your Electronic Marketing To The Next Level in Today’s Social World” – Co-Presenter, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Annual Meeting – Atlanta, October 2012
  • “Top 10 Marketing Issues Facing NAMWOLF Firms” – Co-Presenter, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Business Meeting – New Orleans, February 2012

Media Clips

  • Legal Management – Q&A: Tips for Ensuring Your Workforce Is Diverse and Inclusive: Jessica Mazzeo September 14, 2018 - Legal Management Magazine asked Jessica Mazzeo, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Griesing Law, LLC in Philadelphia, how firms can put words into action when it comes to ensuring they have strong diversity and inclusion measures in place.
  • The Legal Intelligencer – People in the News: Jessica Mazzeo July 9, 2018 - Read More
  • The Legal Intelligencer Failure to Launch – Why Is Your Firm Failing to Be a 21st Century Employer? By Jessica Mazzeo May 24, 2018 - Read More

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Contact Us P 215.618.3720 F 215.814.9049

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