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Bernice Grant

Counsel (Admitted to practice in New York)

Bernice Grant

Practice Areas
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Education
New York University School of Law, LLM, 2011
Harvard Law School, JD, 2003
Wake Forest University, BS, magna cum laude, 1996 and MS, 1997

About Bernice Grant

Bernice Grant specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits. She has experience advising clients on a wide range of executive compensation and employment matters, particularly in the context of hiring or terminating executives, or conducting corporate transactions, financing arrangements, or securities offerings. She has advised clients on executive employment agreements, severance packages, equity compensation plans, and the associated securities law and tax law implications. She has also counseled clients on general employment-related, ERISA, corporate governance, and business law issues.

Bernice began her legal career as a corporate associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. After gaining broad-based corporate experience by representing Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions on a variety of corporate transactions, she focused her practice in the executive compensation and employee benefits area. In her pro bono practice, she represented non-profit organizations, start-up entities, and artists on employment and contractual matters.

In addition to her work at Bryant Rabbino, Bernice currently serves as the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She teaches and supervises students as they provide pro bono transactional legal services to socially impactful businesses and community entrepreneurs. She formerly served as the Associate Director of the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law. She also writes articles on executive compensation, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship issues.

Bernice graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003. She also received an LLM from New York University School of Law in 2011, and a BS, magna cum laude, and MS from Wake Forest University in 1996 and 1997, respectively. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Pennsylvania State Bar.