Senior Director, Entrepreneurial Law ProgramTelephone: 646-312-8289
Office: 9-102, 150 West 62nd Street, Ninth Floor
Research and Teaching Areas
Entrepreneurship; Business; Employment; Executive Compensation
Bernice Grant is the Senior Director of the recently launched Entrepreneurial Law Program, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She teaches 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, where she worked in the executive compensation and employee benefits group, as well as the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and credit groups. 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.
- Symposium, Democratizing Entrepreneurship: Online Documents, Tools, and Startup Know-How, J. Affordable Housing & Commun. Dev. L. (Fall 2017) (with Praveen Kosuri and Jeff Thomas).
- Independent Yet Captured: Compensation Committee Independence After Dodd-Frank, 65 Hastings L.J. 761 (2014).
- 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