Grace Speights is a partner at Morgan Lewis, resident in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. Office. Grace serves as the Global Leader of Morgan Lewis’ Labor and Employment Practice. In that role she is responsible for managing more than 300 lawyers in 27 of the Firm’s 30 offices and for setting the strategic focus of the Practice Group. Prior to this position, Grace served as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington Office, Chair of the Systemic Employment Litigation Practice Group, and a member of the Firm’s Partner Compensation Committee. Grace also serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board. Grace’s practice focuses on counseling and defending clients in employment discrimination litigation, primarily class action litigation, and counseling clients on corporate diversity best practices. She is often called upon by clients for assistance in crisis management. She also leads a cross-office and cross-disciplinary group of 30 Morgan Lewis women lawyers who are advising companies in addressing the myriad issues arising from the #metoo movement, including investigating and developing strategies for providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful workplace. Grace’s clientele includes large companies, high profile individuals, and entertainment and sports organizations.
In 2018, Grace was recognized by American Lawyer as the Attorney of the Year for being a “change agent” and ally of the #metoo movement and by Employment Law 360 as an MVP for her work in the #metoo space.