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Government and regulatory
White collar crime

Grace J. Lee is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. Her practice involves a variety of complex commercial litigations for U.S. and non-U.S. clients and regulatory investigations for financial institution clients. Grace has represented investment banks, other companies, and directors and officers in numerous securities, antitrust and other matters in state and federal courts. She has also represented companies in investigations by DOJ, the SEC, the CFTC, bank regulatory, state regulatory, FINRA, and other authorities.

Grace is also actively involved in pro bono work. Her pro bono work includes successfully representing a human rights activists from the Central African Republic in gaining asylum in the United States, and representing a client who was falsely arrested by the police in a jury trial in federal court, where she secured a favorable jury verdict for the client.

Most recently, Grace contributed to the firm publication, “Navigating Systemic Risk: Protecting Financial Institutions from Avoidable Losses,” which focuses on all facets of systemic risk that financial institutions face, and addresses a variety of legal and management issues for banks to consider as they work to serve the interests of their many constituents, ranging from clients to shareholders and regulators. She is also a regular contributor to the highly regarded firm newsletter that tracks significant developments in multiple disciplines, Shearman & Sterling’s Need-to-Know Litigation Weekly, regarding Securities Litigation, M&A Litigation, Government/Regulatory Enforcement, Antitrust Litigation, and IP Litigation.

Earlier this year, Grace was recognized by the Euromoney Legal Media Group as a “Rising Star” in litigation.


Updated June 2021