Grace focuses on a variety of regulatory investigations for financial institution clients, complex commercial litigations for U.S. and non-U.S. clients, and cross-border disputes. Grace has represented investment banks, other companies, and directors and officers in numerous securities, antitrust and other matters in state and federal courts.

Grace has also represented companies in investigations by DOJ, the SEC, the CFTC, bank regulatory, state regulatory, FINRA and other authorities.


Representative matters

Several major financial institutions in separate antitrust actions related to BBSW, European government bonds, municipal bonds, and bond financing.

Major financial institution in CFTC investigation of certain swaps trading activity.

Financial institutions in connection with regulatory inquiries including by the State Department, the DOJ, and FINRA.

Technology company in purported securities class action asserting misrepresentations and omissions in connection with financial statements.

Underwriters, including clients such as Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley and dozens of others in separate securities class actions arising out of stock offerings of companies such as ARCP, Loma Negra, Missfresh, and Dingdong.

General Electric Company in a putative shareholder action in connection with a merger transaction.

Board of directors in connection with an internal investigation to respond to shareholder demand.

Major financial institution in FINRA investigation of sales of restricted securities.

Barclays in a securities litigation in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities.

Countrywide and several affiliates in multiple disputes brought by institutional purchasers of private-label residential mortgage-backed securities.

LG Electronics in consumer class actions relating to cellular phones and washing machines.

Insurance company in obtaining a jury verdict dismissing a $15 million employment agreement claim.

Leading Asian electronics company in connection with a confidential pre-arbitration dispute.

Non-U.S. companies in ICC and LCIA international arbitrations.

Independent monitorship of York in connection with a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice relating to FCPA violations.

Pro bono

Representing human rights activists from the Central African Republic in successfully gaining asylum in the United States.

Representing a client who was falsely arrested by the police in securing a favorable jury verdict in federal court.

Published Work

  • Contributor. (2023-Present) “Developments Under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act,” Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, PLI Press
  • Co-author. (2010) “Expert Discovery, Expert Testimony and Trial Considerations,” A Practical Guide to Discovery in Connecticut, Fall 2010 (1st Supplement, 2013)


  • “Next Generation Lawyer” in Financial Services Litigation, The Legal 500, 2023
  • Selected for the “40 & Under Hot List,” Benchmark Litigation, 2020–2021
  • “Rising Star” in Litigation, Legal Media Group, 2020



Washington, DC, 2021

Connecticut, 2012

New York, 2007


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2023

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2007

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2007


B.A., University of Illinois, 2003

J.D., University of Illinois, 2006


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.