Grant Hering is General Counsel of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, resident in its New York Office. From 1969 to 1998, he was a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, handling securities, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership, and ship construction cases in courts and before arbitration panels. He currently concentrates in the areas of legal ethics and professional responsibility, partnership law, lawyer liability, and professional liability insurance matters, as well as dispute resolution in mediations and arbitrations. He also chairs Cadwalader's professional responsibility and risk management committees.
Grant was a founding member and former Chairperson of Bar Assurance and Reinsurance Ltd. and BAR Vermont Risk Retention Group, Inc., which provide professional liability insurance to major New York City law firms. He is a member of the General Counsels Roundtable, whose 35 members focus on critical issues confronting large law firms, as well as several legal ethics roundtables. Grant previously taught tax law at New York Law School, and currently lectures on legal ethics and law firm risk management at professional meetings and continuing legal education seminars. In November 2000, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, appointed Grant a Special Master in the Court's Pre-Argument Program.
From 1965-1969, Grant was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York under the then U.S. Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, where he headed up the Tax Unit from 1968-1969. For five years, he served as a Town Councilman for the Town of Pelham, Westchester County, N.Y.
A graduate of Harvard College, Grant earned his LL.B. at the University of Virginia School of Law. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review and winner of the Law School Moot Court Competition. Grant received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Grant is a member of the American Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served as a member of the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, the New York State Bar Association, and former President of the Federal Bar Council. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, before the U.S. Supreme Court, and in numerous federal courts.