Faculty Profile: Mary Griffin

Mary GriffinTennessee Dept of Treasury , Work Phone: (615) 741-7902Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (7)
  • Balance Work and Play 2: Finding your Moxie
  • Balance Work and Play 2: Finding your Moxie
  • Law Technology Blast
  • Administrative Law: Mindfulness
  • Balance Work & Play
  • Administrative Law Forum 2016
  • Balance Work & Play
Biography

Ms. Griffin has served as the State Social Security Administrator (SSSA) since her appointment in 2011. The SSSA acts as the liaison with the IRS, Social Security Administration and local governmental entities. In her prior role as the Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Ms. Griffin advised on a variety of insurance and securities regulatory matters and criminally prosecuted securities fraud and theft cases. In conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office for Middle Tennessee, Ms. Griffin saw to completion the successful prosecution of the Nation’s first Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) fraud case. Ms. Griffin has produced CLE programming for the TBA both as the former Chair of the TBA Well Being Committee and the current Chair of the Law Office Management and Technology Section. She is the first Tennessee Attorney selected by the joint National Institute of Trial Advocacy/North American Securities administration to be a trainer in the securities litigation program. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of Work Life Balance for the TBA and for private law firms with offices across the state. Ms. Griffin uses her journey battling breast cancer to promote her philosophy that life isn’t defined by the details of your circumstances, but by your attitude toward the adventure. Ms. Griffin has more than 20 years of combined experience in legal compliance and leading process improvement in government. She holds a J.D. from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and a bachelor of fine arts in Photography from New York University. Ms. Griffin is fluent in Spanish as a result of her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras during the Central America Crisis. Mary appreciates your thoughts on Work Life Balance. You may email them to her at: : marygriffinspeaks@gmail.com