Eric J. Grannis is a graduate of Columbia College ('86) and Columbia Law School ('93). He graduated third in his class, was an editor of the Law Review and a Kent Scholar, and was awarded first prize in oral advocacy. 
Following graduation, Mr. Grannis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter K. Leisure, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York.  Mr. Grannis was subsequently associated with the firms of Debevoise & Plimpton (1994-1998) and Salans (1998-2002).  At both of these firms he specialized in civil litigation and commercial arbitration.
Mr. Grannis's publications include Fighting Words and Fighting Freestyle: The Constitutionality of Penalty Enhancement for Bias Crimes, 93 Colum. L. Rev. 178, 191-92 (1993), and A Problem of Mixed Motives: Applying Unocal to Defensive ESOPs, 92 Colum. L. Rev. 851 (1992).
Mr. Grannis is an experienced litigator who has tried six Federal cases to jury verdicts.  He also speaks French and represents numerous French clients in U.S. litigation. 
Mr. Grannis has been a founding board member and pro bono counsel to two charter schools: the Bronx Preparatory Charter School and the Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York.
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