Denise M. Grant is a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP in the Project Development & Finance Group. She was the firm’s first African-American partner and co-founded their Diversity Committee. Her practice consists of representing multinational corporations and financial institutions in their secured and unsecured private financing activities. Ms. Grant was named a Leading Lawyer in Latin America-wide Banking & Finance by “Chambers Latin America” (2011) and a Leading Lawyer in Latin America Investment by “Chambers USA” (2011). She was also named one of the top International Business/Corporate attorneys by New York “Super Lawyers,” a distinction given to only five percent of the lawyers in the state. Ms. Grant is a trustee of Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families, a New York State-sponsored adoption agency. She earned a B.A. in International Relations at Georgetown University and a J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Grant and her husband have two children, one of whom attends Pingry.