Grant Morris

Grant Morris: Attorney with Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
  • Of Counsel at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP (37 Attorneys)
  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20003
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Grant Morris is Of Counsel to Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP in the Washington, DC Office. Mr. Morris is Co-Chair with Charles Field of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Financial Services Litigation Practice.


Prior to working with Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Morris served as Senior Counsel for First American Bankshares in Washington, DC. Mr. Morris has also worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Systematic Division, and in the Office of General Counsel at the National Labor Relations Board Appellate Court Branch, both in Washington, DC. Additionally, Mr. Morris clerked for Justice John D. Butzner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Morris served as lead counsel in more than 30 class actions involving discrimination and wage and hour claims. Mr. Morris originated and was co-lead counsel on one of the largest class action age discrimination cases in US history, which settled for $58.5 million. In Velez v. Novartis Pharms. Corp.Grant won a $250 million award, the largest recovery in US history. He also a secured $99 million settlement on behalf of the class in one of the largest wage and hour settlements in US history (In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litigation). Mr. Morris has assisted various branches of the NAACP across the country, including its national office, in reviewing and litigating discrimination complaints.

Mr. Morris was previously given the Outstanding Litigator Award by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He graduated from George Washington University in 1968 with an academic scholarship and high honors. Mr. Morris also graduated first in his class with a graduate teaching fellowship from the MBA program at George Washington University in 1970. He graduated from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University in 1973 with honors and an academic scholarship. He was a member of the law review and published two law review articles.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-499-5210  Phone
202-499-5199  Fax
University Attended:
George Washington University, Washington, D.C., B.A., with honors, 1968; George Washington University, Washington, D.C., M.B.A., Outstanding Student Award; Graduate Fellowship, 1970
Law School Attended:
Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America, J.D., Member, Law Review, 1973
Year of First Admission:
1979, District of Columbia; 1979, Virginia

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