Jay Gross was born and raised in Washington, DC before attending and graduating from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 with a BA in Economics. As the son of Neal Gross, founder of Neal R. Gross & Co., Inc. (NRGCO) and a long-time AAERT member, Jay grew up in the court reporting industry and has been attending conferences since his childhood. Jay’s passion for this industry has been continually growing and developing from a young age.
During summers in high school and college, Jay worked at NRGCO in a variety of roles including as a Digital Court Reporter. He was originally trained on cassette tape recordings and handwritten notes. Prior to joining the firm full time in 2011, Jay worked abroad in the scuba diving and travel tourism industry in several countries across several continents.
Jay currently serves as the Chief Project Officer of NRGCO but has held many other roles during his tenure including Digital Court Reporter, Social Media and Marketing Director, Business Development Associate, Scheduling Coordinator, and Director of Court Reporting Services. Jay has been a member of AAERT since 2012 and received his CER credential in 2014. He actively maintains his CER and spends a portion of his time on R&D for NRGCO’s Digital Court Reporting and Transcription services.
Over the course of his career, he has worked on and helped NRGCO win awards for municipal, state, and federal contracts as well as private and corporate work. Jay has covered many different types of cases from depositions to criminal court proceedings to scientific meetings and everything in between. Jay oversees NRGCO’s day to day operations and full time staff of employees in addition to several hundred subcontractors that NRGCO regularly works with around the country.
Jay’s primary goals as a potential AAERT Board Member are to help grow the association, attract new members to the profession and industry, and to advance and promote the digital methodology in the legal services community.