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Drawing upon our collective professional experience working in large and small firms, in-house legal departments, government and law school settings, as well as in law firm management, we are immediately credible to the clients we serve. We have vast experience consulting with lawyers across a wide spectrum of backgrounds, nationalities, lifestyles, ethnicities, and disabilities. Greiner Consulting is a woman-owned enterprise that counts among its own ranks consultants who are African-American, Latino-American, and LGBT diverse.

Jennifer Greiner

Jennifer Greiner (President)
With over twenty years of experience consulting with law firms and their attorneys, Jennifer is a market leader in legal career management. She has established a preeminent reputation for innovative and individualized career and transition counseling and coaching. Jennifer combines a comprehensive knowledge of the industry with expertise in process management and presentation skills training. As a testimony to her success, many of Jennifer’s long-standing clients continue to rely on her for advice concerning attorney development issues and executive coaching.

Before founding Greiner Consulting, Jennifer was a consultant with Suzanne Golden Associates, and went on to develop the legal outplacement practice at BRG Inc. She has made important contributions to the legal community at large, leading workshops and seminars for area law schools and bar associations. In addition, Jennifer volunteers with the Public Service Network of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and Volunteers for Careers.

A member of the Association of Career Professionals International, the International Coach Federation, and the Association for Psychological Type, Jennifer received both her B.A. and M.A. from The University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Joi Bourgeois

Joi Y. Bourgeois, Esq. (Vice President)
Since joining Greiner Consulting in 2000, Joi has been providing transition counseling, training, and coaching for clients. In addition, Joi directs nationwide marketing and business development for the firm. Joi began her career as a transactional attorney at Clifford Chance before joining the corporate practice at Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe. Later, she was in-house with Dan Klores Communications, a prominent New York public relations firm, having first served as a business development manager for the legal division of Spherion Workforce Architects.

Joi received her B.A. from Northwestern University, M.A. from New York University in France (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences) and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Joi is a member of the New York bar, as well as of the New York City Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the American Bar Association, and the New York Women’s Bar Association.

Erika Schreiber

Erika Schreiber, Esq. (Senior Career Consultant)
Based in our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, Erika joined Greiner Consulting in 2009, and brings over 15 years of experience in the California legal community. Erika offers professional development coaching, career counseling, and training to attorneys at all levels.  She began her career as an employment attorney, practicing at Graham & James, Greenberg Glusker, and later with Thelen Reid & Priest. Erika spent three years with USC Law School as the Associate Director for Counseling in the Career Services Office and was more recently the Senior Manager of Recruiting at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

Drawing upon her own experience, as well as in-depth market knowledge, Erika brings to her work warmth, optimism, and a grounded sense of possibility. An engaging speaker and trainer, Erika has presented programs on an wide array of topics at area law schools and numerous professional associations including the National Association for Law Placement. A native of the Bay Area, Erika received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the International Coach Federation, the Association of Career Professionals, International, and the Association for Psychological Type.
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Amanda Ferriso

Amanda Ferriso, Esq. (Career Consultant)
Amanda provides career counseling, training and professional development coaching to attorneys at all levels.  With over 10 years of experience in the New York legal community, she possesses extensive knowledge of, and familiarity with, professional development resources, methodologies, and practical applications.

Prior to joining Greiner Consulting, Amanda was an Associate Director of the Career Planning Center of Fordham University School of Law.  At Fordham, she provided individualized career counseling, professional development training, and developed and presented programs on job search strategies to students and alumni. 

Before transitioning to her role at Fordham, Amanda was a corporate transactional attorney at Kaye Scholer, practicing in the M&A group for almost four  years. Amanda was an active member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and engaged with various mentoring programs, in which she assisted with the professional development training of summer and junior associates. She began her career at the boutique firm, Morea Schwartz LLP, where she handled a variety of general corporate and finance matters.

Amanda received a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA in Psychology from New York University.  She is a member of the New York State bar. Her community service efforts include serving as a mentor/sponsor in the SSP Program (Student Sponsors Partners), a New York City non-profit organization.

Patricia Ellis

Patricia Ellis (Career Consultant)
With over 20 years of experience and a well known professional in the legal industry, Patricia provides career counseling, professional development coaching, and training to attorneys at all levels. She is experienced in developing and managing a wide range of initiatives, focusing on career planning, career development, effective leadership programs, organizational development, talent management, feedback, evaluations, and compensation. Additionally, she is skilled at crafting policies and procedures that enhance the experience and development of law firm professionals.

Prior to joining Greiner Consulting, Patricia was the Director of Associate Development and Recruitment at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she counseled legal professionals on career issues, including preparing individual career development plans and developmental goals with a view towards both internal strategic paths and external placement. She was also directly involved in the developmental and delivery of educational programs and conducted needs analysis, working with practice group leaders and legal professional committees. Patricia was responsible for all aspects of the attorney evaluation process and compensation review and successfully incorporated the results into training programs.

In addition to her PD expertise, Patricia has vast knowledge of the legal market through her direct involvement in strategic partner, lateral associate, and counsel recruitment. She oversaw on-campus recruitment, summer programs, and judicial law clerk recruitment and worked collaboratively with firm leadership to ascertain recruiting needs and strategically targeted searches and oversaw the entire process from initial stages through lateral onboarding and integration.

Patricia holds a certificate in Paralegal Studies from New York University and attended Quinnipiac University where she majored in English and History. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and volunteers her time at the Clinton Foundation.

Adele Lemlek

Adele Lemlek (Career Consultant)
With almost 20 years of experience in the New York legal community, Adele brings a unique background and perspective to Greiner Consulting where she provides career counseling to attorneys at all levels.  She has a deep knowledge of the New York landscape and broad experience in developing initiatives focused on career planning, skill development and professional transitions.

Prior to joining Greiner Consulting, she was the Director of Marketing for the New York City Bar Association where she re-branded and re-positioned the association to reach new demographics. During her tenure she worked with New York City law firms and law schools to create and launch many career development programs and services to meet the needs of the New York City legal community. 

 She also has held senior marketing roles for a number of top brand names in the legal services industry as well as in the financial and publishing sectors.

A graduate of Boston University School of Law, she began her career as a tax litigator at a boutique firm in New York City.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association.

Dane Dexheimer

Dane Dexheimer (Manager of Operations)
Dane joined Greiner Consulting in 2009 as the Consulting Coordinator, working to facilitate the highest level of service to our clientele. Dane serves as the liaison between the clients and the consultants, and as an important information resource and point of contact for Greiner Consulting clients throughout our offices. 

Dane began his career in the real estate industry and was most recently working within the health care field. Dane received his B.A. in History from Hunter College and is planning on attending law school in the future.