About EOLIS - Inventor, Legal Search Industry
Wendeen H. Eolis established EOLIS in 1967 as an attorney vetting practice and as the first search firm exclusively for lawyers, in 1969.
About EOLIS- History
Wendeen H. Eolis, the founder of EOLIS International Group, took her fascination with the legal profession like no one else. In 1967, she formed an attorney vetting/placement service in a spartan flat, furnished with little other than the parchment that attested to her freshly minted philosophy degree from New York University and the spirit of an entrepreneur.
In 1969, assignments from Cravath Swain & Moore LLP and the New York Port Authority put EOLIS on the map. Wendeen moved her nascent attorney placement business to office space in the heart of Manhattan. She was on the road to a global footprint in attorney search and related legal consulting services.
Cravath put EOLIS on the MAP
An Original Business Plan
Opening Day: Invention of an Industry
first search firm exclusively for practicing lawyers.
10 Year Mark: High Profile Small Business Leader
in rapidly growing "cottage industry".
20 Year Mark: Services Span Six Continents
a unified network of affiliated legal consultants.
30 Year Mark: A Watershed Moment
streamlined services that cater to senior legal talent.
40 Year Mark: Growth During Recession
most productive year to date, in a pressured marketplace.
50 Year Mark: Proven Staying Power
industry/media awards; 2015-16-17-18-19.
Wendeen H. Eolis is the CEO of EOLIS International Group. A certified employment consultant and a certified professional coach (NY1974), from the beginning, she set high standards for EOLIS professionals; requiring relevant experience, ongoing academic curiosity, and a passion for excellence.
EOLIS team members assist Wendeen in many of her government affairs projects and special legal marketplace assignments such as special counsel selection, legal marketplace expert reports and testimony on recruitment services/fees, attorney compensation, and discrimination issues.
On the occasion of EOLIS's fiftieth anniversary, Wendeen returned to her roots as a significant change agent, with a commitment to ensure that EOLIS is on the front lines of advocacy for inclusion of lawyers at the table in the Boardroom.
Wendeen Eolis Enterprises sets policies and standards for operations of EOLIS International Group including all affiliates and affiliated consultants performing services under the EOLIS International Group banner.