WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2019: Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Morgan Lewis partner Grace E. Speights as one of 11 Rainmakers for 2019. The annual list recognizes diverse lawyers across the United States whose business acumen, passion, and dedication to proactive client development distinguishes them as exceptional leaders.
Grace, leader of Morgan Lewis’s global labor and employment practice, handles high-profile and high-stakes workplace matters and is often called upon by clients for crisis management assistance. Grace’s reputation in this space, particularly for her pioneering work leading internal investigations and counseling corporations on how best to navigate the new workplace paradigm in the wake of the #MeToo movement, earned her the distinction of Attorney of the Year by The American Lawyer in December 2018. She also defends clients against employment discrimination claims—particularly class claims—and claims of discrimination in public accommodations and represents clients in systemic investigations and litigation brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, Grace counsels on best practices for corporate diversity initiatives.