Bernice Grant

Bernice Grant

Senior Director, Entrepreneurial Law Program

Telephone: 646-312-8289
Email: bgrant18@law.fordham.edu
Office: 9-102, 150 West 62nd Street, Ninth Floor

Research and Teaching Areas

Entrepreneurship; Business; Employment; Executive Compensation

Bio

Bernice Grant is the Senior Director of the recently launched Entrepreneurial Law Program, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She will teach students how to provide transactional legal services to entrepreneurs, using an integrated law and business perspective based on her diverse background as a corporate attorney and certified public accountant.

Before joining Fordham, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. She also taught at New York University School of Law, where she was an Acting Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Lawyering Program.

Before entering academia, she was a Corporate Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, focusing on executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions. She also maintained a pro bono practice, advising entrepreneurs and artists on legal issues.

She received her JD from Harvard Law School, where she provided legal advice to entrepreneurs and artists through the Transactional Law Clinic and the Recording Artists Project, respectively. Prior to law school, she received a B.S., magna cum laude, and M.S. from Wake Forest University School of Business, then worked as a CPA at an international accounting firm.

Selected Publications

  • Symposium, Democratizing Entrepreneurship: Online Documents, Tools, and Startup Know-How, J. Affordable Housing & Commun. Dev. L. (forthcoming Fall 2017) (with Praveen Kosuri and Jeff Thomas).
  • Understanding Partnership and LLC Equity Compensation, LexisNexis (Jan. 23, 2017) (as member of Lexis Practice Advisor Attorney Team).
  • Independent Yet Captured: Compensation Committee Independence After Dodd-Frank, 65 Hastings L.J. 761 (2014).

Education

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