Denise Grant

by Justin Cates
Denise Grant
Partner & Chair/Founder of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Denise Grant, a Partner in global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, is routinely recognized as one of the top international finance attorneys.

Grant advises financial institutions, including multilateral and export credit agencies, as well as multinational corporations, in their secured and unsecured, domestic and cross-border, private financing activities, with a particular focus on Latin America.

A longstanding champion of diversity and inclusion, Grant is a chair and founder of the firm’s Diversity
& Inclusion Committee. Under her leadership, the initiative has become part of the DNA of the firm, which has been recognized as a Top Firm for Diversity by The American Lawyer and one of the Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys and for Minority Equity Partners by Law360.

Twice lauded as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy magazine, Grant has also been named one of only five Tier 1 lawyers in Latin America-wide Banking & Finance by Chambers & Partners and one of only 10 Leading Lawyers in Banking & Finance by Legal 500 Latin America.

Grant earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from George Washington University.

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