Moreland Hills resident Gregg A. Eisenberg, who has been managing partner of the Benesch firm since 2015 and is also a member of the firm’s executive committee, was elected to an unprecendented third consecutive term as managing partner at the beginning of May, with his third term beginning in 2021.
Eisenberg is a member of The Temple Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. The firm’s partnership decided to re-elect him to a four-year term two years ahead of when his next term will begin. Under Benesch’s structure, the managing partner serves a three-year term and can be re-elected to another three-year term and, if the partners want to, as they did with Eisenberg, re-elect the managing partner to a third term, this time of four years.
“It’s a great feeling to have the confidence of your partners at the firm, been at the firm for 21 years,” Eisenberg said. “My whole professional life has been at Benesch, love the firm, grew up at the firm as an associate and had the opportunity to join the firm’s executive committee and then was elected managing partner, I’m in my fifth year of that. It’s just been a really great ride, the firm has almost doubled in size, we’ve expanded geographically across the country and it’s been lot of fun lately. But to be re-elected by your partners, really, is the ultimate, in my mind, compliment from your partners and reward for hard work and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to keep going.”
Eisenberg said his focus as managing partner will be to continue to grow in the firm’s core practice areas of corporate practice, litigation practice, real estate, health care, intellectual property and labor employment.
“We just launched with our partners a new strategic plan that lays the groundwork for the next few years,” he said. “We’re excited to dig in and start chipping away at that plan. We’d like to have continued lateral growth in our current offices, including Cleveland, Columbus, Wilmington, (Del.), Chicago and San Francisco.”
He credited his wife, Regina, and children, Max 13, and Sophia, 11, for his success.
“They really allow me to make significant sacrifices for work,” he said, adding he frequently needs to travel or work late hours. “My family has been incredibly supportive of me and I really think this whole re-election and ability to do what I do is because of my family allowing me to do what I need to do for work and for Benesch.”