Grace E. Speights


Grace E. Speights handles high profile and high stakes workplace matters for many clients and is often called upon by clients for crisis management assistance. She defends clients against employment discrimination claims—particularly class claims—and claims of discrimination in public accommodations. Grace represents clients in systemic investigations and litigation brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She also counsels on best practices for corporate diversity initiatives. Grace is the leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice, managing more than 250 lawyers across the firm.


8/15/2019 - Benchmark Litigation Names Two Morgan Lewis Partners as Top Women Litigators

Summer 2019 - The Rainmakers, Diversity & the Bar

7/30/2019 - Honoring Advocates for Women’s Equality in the Legal Profession, Above the Law

6/12/2019 - National Association of Women Lawyers to Honor Morgan Lewis Partner Grace Speights

5/22/2019 - Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment Head Grace Speights Elected Chair of GW’s Board of Trustees

4/15/2019 - Morgan Lewis Litigation Team, Lawdition Collaborate to Produce Free Online CLE Programming

4/12/2019 - Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2019: Shortlist Announced, IFLR

3/15/2019 - Minority Corporate Counsel Association Honors Morgan Lewis Partner Grace Speights

March 2019 - Tick Tock, A Day in the Life of Two Women Lawyers, Washington Lawyer

1/3/2019 - Q&A: Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis, WILEF Tribune

12/21/2018 - Meet 13 Lawyers and Judges Who Inspire Today's Legal Leaders,

12/11/2018 - Most Innovative Lawyers – North America, Financial Times

12/7/2018 - Grace Speights Named Attorney of the Year, Morgan Lewis Wins Top American Lawyer Awards

11/30/2018 - Morgan Lewis Receives Dell Legal Diversity Award

11/29/2018 - MVP: Morgan Lewis’s Grace E. Speights, Law360

11/28/2018 - Three Morgan Lewis Partners Named MVPs by Law360

November 2018 - Change Agents: Grace Speights, The American Lawyer

10/19/2018 - Grace Speights on the New Rules of Crisis Management, Infinite Global

10/17/2018 - The 8 Firms GCs Want for Employment Work, Law360 

10/4/2018 - Morgan Lewis Wins MCCA’s Thomas L. Sager Award for Championing Diversity

7/18/2018 - Charlene S. Shimada and Grace E. Speights Named Top Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation

5/30/2018 - Morgan Lewis Named DC Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment by The National Law Journal

4/24/2018 - How Morgan Lewis Grew Into a Powerhouse on Its Own Terms, The American Lawyer

March 2018 - Ellevate Spotlight: Grace Speights

3/21/2018 - Harassment Representation in the Age of #MeToo, Washington Lawyer

2/22/2018 - Inside the Morgan Lewis Investigation of Alleged Misconduct at NPR, National Law Journal

1/26/2018 - Employment Group of the Year: Morgan Lewis, Law360

1/16/2018 - Labor of Law: We Asked for Labor-Law Predictions for 2018. Here's What You Said,

9/11/2017 - Jeff Moorad Joins Morgan Lewis to Lead Firm’s Global Sports Industry Initiative

5/25/2017 - Morgan Lewis Partner Grace Speights Honored With Justice Potter Stewart Award

5/15/2017 - More than 35 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Named Top Women in the Law by Best Lawyers

4/14/2017 - Morgan Lewis Partner and George Washington University Law School Alumnus Grace Speights to Keynote Diploma Ceremony

7/13/2016 - Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment Lawyers Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon

5/3/2016 - 35 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as Top Women in the Law

3/4/2016 - Advocates for Change – Why We Need More Ladies Like These as the Law Profession’s New Deans, Washington Business Journal

1/8/2016 - 2015 Class Action Group Of The Year: Morgan Lewis, Law360

3/18/2015 - Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment Partner Grace Speights Named to Lawyers of Color 2015 Power List

1/20/2015 - Morgan Lewis Appoints New Co-Managing Partner in Washington, D.C. Office

1/9/2015 - Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Morgan Lewis' Grace Speights, Law360

11/1/2014 - Partners quoted in new women rainmaker e-book

10/27/2014 - Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment Partner Grace Speights Recognized by Washington Business Journal

9/12/2014 - American College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment Partner Grace Speights

7/2/2014 - The Diversity Discussion: How Firms Stand Out, Chicago Lawyer (read the article)

6/30/2014 - Morgan Lewis Named Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment Litigation Dept. of the Year: The National Law Journal Salutes Firm for Depth and Variety of Matters

3/5/2014 - Morgan Lewis Partner Recognized on Lawyers of Color “Power List”

1/7/2014 - Twelve Morgan Lewis Partners Named to Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers Listing

12/3/2013 - Juggling Region’s Pitfalls, Focus Latin America

11/27/2013 - Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Morgan Lewis' Grace Speights, Law360

3/15/2013 - D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Interested in Third Term, LegalTimes

2/26/2013 - Superior Court Judge Burgess' Retirement Opens New Vacancy, LegalTimes

11/20/2012 - 2012 Women Who Mean Business: Grace Speights, Washington Business Journal

9/24/2012 - Morgan Lewis Among AmLaw Firms to Meet with Vice President Biden on Pro Bono Services to the Poor

1/2/2012 - Litigation Department of the Year, The American Lawyer

6/21/2011 - Morgan Lewis Partner Testifies Before EEOC on Disparate Treatment in Hiring

6/2/2011 - Powering Up: A Look at the First Generation of Minority Managing Partners, Diversity & the Bar

1/22/2010 - Morgan Lewis Partner Participates in MCCA Roundtable on Supreme Court's Ricci Decision

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