Senior Associate Dean for Career, Admissions and Financial Aid Services
B.A., 1988, Brigham Young University; J.D., 1991, Southwestern Law School; LL.M., 1992, Georgetown University Law Center; Member, California State Bar
Gary Greener practiced law in the private sector for almost a decade, following law school and graduate law studies in international and comparative law. He began his career with firms in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, handling a variety of cases involving environmental, construction, premises liability, employment, business and other general litigation. In 1996, he joined the law firm of Breidenbach, Buckley, Huchting, Halm & Hamblet where he became a partner and took on the additional role of hiring partner for the firm. Four years later, he was appointed as an assistant dean at Southwestern.
Prior to returning to his alma mater as an administrator, Dean Greener maintained close ties with Southwestern over the years, serving as a judge for the law school's annual Intramural Moot Court Program and as a frequent panelist for career development programs. Active in professional and community organizations, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National LGBT Bar Association, and in that capacity, he serves as the Association's delegate to the American Bar Association's AIDS Coordinating Committee. In the past, he has served on the Board of Directors of the HIV and AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA), he has chaired the GLBT Committee of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), has served on the State Bar of California Committee on Sexual Orientation Discrimination, and has served on the Board of Directors for Art Share Los Angeles.
Dean Greener joined Southwestern in 2000 as Assistant Dean for Career Services, was named Associate Dean in 2008, and became Senior Associate Dean for Career, Admissions and Financial Aid Services (CAFAS) in 2012. He is responsible for strategic and long-term planning for career services, recruiting, J.D. and General LL.M. admissions, financial aid, and Southwestern's Summer Abroad Programs in Vancouver, Guanajuato, Buenos Aires and London. Additionally, he will oversee CAFAS operations and staffing, and work closely with the deans for Admissions, Financial Aid, and General LL.M. and International Programs.