Jen Swirnoff is a manager at Dovetail Consulting Group. As a former practicing attorney with over fourteen years of experience in leadership roles in the legal publishing industry, Jen brings to Dovetail strong business acumen, risk management acuity, practical insight and agile critical thinking.
Prior to joining Dovetail, Jen was an editorial director at LexisNexis, where she led large teams in the management of multi-million-dollar portfolios of publications for attorneys and other legal professionals. Her product areas included intellectual property, insurance, labor and employment, tax, bankruptcy and civil litigation. She frequently collaborated with Lexis’ manufacturing, finance, product planning, marketing and sales organizations, and provided domain expertise in connection with strategy, licensing, competitive intelligence and source development. She also served as a liaison to Legal, focusing on contract issues, negotiation and change management matters. As a group leader, Jen was known for her highly supportive and pragmatic coaching of individual contributors, as well as for her conflict resolution and mediation skills.
In other roles at Lexis, Jen specialized in consultative sales and product training for attorneys across the U.S., with a focus on tax research offerings. She also provided internal training on various areas of law, as well as contract drafting and negotiation.
Before starting at Lexis, Jen was an estate planning and tax lawyer in California. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and B.A. from University of California, San Diego, where she graduated summa cum laude.