Legal Management – Don’t Hit the Panic Button: Meeting Your Client’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Jessica Mazzeo, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at the Firm, published an article in Legal Management entitled, “Don’t Hit the Panic Button: Meeting Your Client’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives”. The article shares steps that law firms can take to meet their clients’ diversity initiatives while also improving their internal cultures.
The Legal Intelligencer – Make Room Millennials: Gen Zs Are Coming to Law Firms By Melissa Hazell Davis
Melissa Hazell Davis, Senior Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group, published an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled, “Make Room Millennials: Gen Zs Are Coming to Law Firms”. The article covers the entry of Generation Zs into the workforce, the varied priorities of each generation when it comes to work and how law firms can proactively adapt to a five-generation workplace.
ABA The Brief – Taking the High Road: How to Deal Ethically with Unethical Bullies by Francine Griesing
Francine Griesing, Founder and Managing Member of the Firm, published an article in the American Bar Association’s The Brief entitled, ”Taking the High Road: How to Deal Ethically with Unethical Bullies”.
The Legal Intelligencer – Let’s Get Down to the ‘Business’ of Law and the Role of Nonlawyers By Jessica Mazzeo
Jessica Mazzeo, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at the Firm, published an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled, “Let’s Get Down to the ‘Business’ of Law and the Role of Nonlawyers”. She discusses how being effective at “lawyering” does not always equate with being a successful attorney as there is now much more involved in what is now known as the business of law.
Francine Griesing, Founder and Managing Member of the Firm, was interviewed by IdeaMensch on her path to starting Griesing Law and how to be successful as an entrepreneur and business leader. In the interview, Fran shared these key learnings:
- Start making a strategic plan early and update it often; setting out your short and long term goals and action steps on how you are going to achieve those goals.
- Set up a compensation and advancement system that encourages team members to be their best selves, whatever that means for them.
- Avoid processes that cause team members to compete with one another such as “origination credit” that causes your team to fight over clients rather than collaborating to serve them best.
- Take care of your body and mind by simplifying your life, exercising, meditating and other self-care so you are in the best condition to take care of your business and its stakeholders.
Francine Griesing, Founder and Managing Member of the Firm, was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal piece, “We asked Philadelphia lawyers: What’s your most memorable pro bono experience?”. She shares her experience early in her legal career helping Soviet Jews immigrate to the United States who were seeking religious freedom.
Julie Negovan Provides Input on Disruption in the Construction Industry in Building Forward
Julie Negovan, Of Counsel at the Firm, was featured in Building Forward’s special report, “Can Construction Be Disrupted?”. She discusses the fragmented nature of the construction industry currently and how discrepancies between various stakeholders often leads to litigation.
Emily Griesing, Marketing Manager at the Firm, interviewed Tahisha Fugate, the Global Business Development Manager of Paul Hastings, on “Being Your Authentic Self at Work” through the Legal Marketing Association’s StrategiesLIVE Podcast. Emily also co-edited “Maintain Your Foundation”, the November/December Issue of LMA Strategies magazine, which focuses on health and wellness initiatives for legal marketers.
Francine Griesing, Founder and Managing Member of the Firm, accepts the 2018 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America. Fran was honored at the NAWBO Awards Gala during the National Women’s Business Conference from September 23-25, 2018 in Spokane, Washington.