Wendeen H. Eolis, CEO
Guru to the legal profession, clients of legal services and EOLIS professionals, in optimization of attorney and law firm talent.
About - CEO
Wendeen Eolis is the Chair and CEO of EOLIS which includes Eolis International Group and Wendeen Eolis Enterprises which hosts Eolis Institute for Leadership. She also maintains a robust consulting practice that focuses on senior level coaching assignments and high priority searches for partner groups and corporate board seats and attorney vetting projects for top government posts.
Wendeen has taken on several public service roles throughout her career--at the City, State, Federal and International level--as a senior level government appointee, attorney vetting specialist, and legal affairs crisis manager in the aftermath of catastrophic events-- advising government leaders in the United States and abroad.
Hope's Champion Task Force
Wendeen serves as Chief Operating Officer in command of Hope's Champion Task Force (HCTF), a post 9/11 legal affairs crisis counseling and counsel vetting initiative. Previously, a key advisor to Mayor Rudy Giuliani and senior advisor/1st Assistant to New York Governor George Pataki, during their first administrations, Wendeen has advised top officials in four presidential administrations, on both sides of the aisle.
Early on, Wendeen made her mark, in the personnel industry as the first woman and youngest president of APCNY, the statewide trade association for executive recruiters. She earned the Association's Lifetime Service Award at age 30 and a Special Achievement Award from the National Association of Personnel Consultants, for revising its Code of Ethics.
In 1984, Wendeen organized and founded the National Association of Legal Search Consultants. She was elected first president of NALSC. and on her watch the Association ratified the NALSC Code of Ethics. She also chaired the Association's first annual educational conference.
Wendeen's legal consulting career, leadership in the legal search industry, public service, negotiation expertise, and experience at high stakes power poker tables have been the subject of print and broadcast media coverage around the world -- most notably by the likes of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer and New York Law Journal, A&E Biography in a close up hosted by news anchor Harry Smith, and Sir Harold Evans in his TV special for BBC "Rudy: Mayor of America. The New York Law Journal has published several of her articles that school the legal profession--on their fees, hiring practices and more-- with a sense of humor.
Entrepreneurial Staying Power
Since 1967, Wendeen has dedicated her life as CEO at EOLIS International Group to optimizing attorney and law firm talent. In 2015, EOLIS was recognized by corporatelivewire.com for most innovative legal consultancy and in 2016, Wendeen was honored as CEO of the year in Corporate Vision Magazine. The trade journal Corporate Insider has recognized Eolis International Group at its 2017 Legal Awards for "Legal Search Platform of the Year."
Wendeen is an honors graduate of New York University College of Arts and Sciences (1967), with studies in philosophy and psychology and she was a recipient of the Chester H. Lane prize in argumentation and debate. Wendeen is a certified executive consultant and a certified professional coach (NY, 1974). She is qualified as an expert witness in state and federal courts.
In addition she has written hundreds of articles for legal, business, and gaming media and is a veteran public speaker at Bar Associations, law schools, corporate and charity events and the New York Learning Annex.