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Securities Arbitration 2015

Author(s): Sandra D. Grannum
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Litigation
Published: Aug 2015
PLI Item #: 59147
CHB Spine #: B2190

Sandra Grannum is a Partner in the Litigation Financial Services Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Her practice is focused on securities broker/dealer litigation, arbitration, mediation and regulatory investigations, hearings and litigations.

Financial Services Litigation. Sandy has tried complex multimillion-dollar arbitrations for corporate clients across the country, as well as adversarial proceedings in bankruptcy courts in securities matters. She has extensive experience representing clearing brokers, hedge funds and brokers and investment bankers.

Sandy has written and lectured widely on securities and ethics issues. She also has been involved in developing compliance programs in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and the Department of Labor fiduciary duty rule which will be applicable in April 2017. She has chaired the full-day PLI Securities Arbitration Seminar conducted annually in New York City for several years.

Employment Litigation. Sandy is an experienced employment law practitioner having tried a number of employment arbitrations and administrative hearings. She has represented a number of corporate clients in Federal Courts across the country and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as before State Divisions and Commissions of Human Rights.

General Litigation. Sandy has handled a variety of complex general litigation matters, including shareholder clawback litigations and takeover/business judgment rule litigations, employment discrimination and securities litigation.

Sandy earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her bachelor’s degree from New York University. She began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore before moving to Tenzer Greenblatt to practice securities litigation. Sandy moved in-house to be an Associate General Counsel handling securities litigation at PaineWebber (now UBS Financial Services) in 1997. In November 2001, she became Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel in PaineWebber/UBS’ Employment Law Unit.  In 2003, she formed her own firm, Davidson & Grannum, with a former PainWebber/UBS colleague.  She joined Drinker in January 2016.