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.
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
(1998-2002). At both of these firms he
specialized in civil litigation and commercial
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
92 Colum. L. Rev. 851 (1992).
Grannis is an experienced litigator who has tried six Federal cases
to jury verdicts. He also speaks
represents numerous French clients in U.S.
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.