Alphonzo A. Grant, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division


J.D., 1998 Brooklyn Law School

M.P.S. 1994, B.A. 1993, the State University of New York at Stony Brook


Alphonzo Grant is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches “Introduction to Trial Advocacy.” Grant is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division, Special Investigations Unit, where represents the company in regulatory and criminal matters and conducts internal investigations across all of the company’s business units, including institutional securities, asset management, retail brokerage and banking. He also serves as a Commissioner on the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB”). The CCRB investigates, makes findings and recommends disciplinary action regarding civilian complaints of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy and offensive language by NYPD officers.


From 2006 to 2011, Grant was a Special Counsel and the Director of Diversity Initiatives at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He was a member of S&C’s Criminal Defense and Investigation Group and represented clients in criminal, regulatory and civil matters involving securities fraud, money laundering, OFAC sanctions, insider trading, tax fraud, employment and antitrust issues. As Director of Diversity, Grant counseled and guided S&C’s leadership regarding its diversity and inclusion efforts.  He was also responsible for S&C’s Diversity Management Department, which was charged with developing, implementing, monitoring and assessing the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, programs and policies.


Prior to rejoining S&C in 2006, Grant served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal offenses involving money laundering, tax fraud, bank fraud, government fraud and corruption, terrorism, racketeering, violent gangs, weapons, narcotics and immigration. Grant clerked for the Hon. Edward R. Korman, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York from 1998 to 1999 and was a litigation associate at S&C from 1999 to 2002.


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