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Eric F. Grossman

Eric F. Grossman

Morgan Stanley
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
New York, NY, USA

Eric F. Grossman is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer and a member of the Firm’s Operating and Management Committees.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2006 as Global Head of Litigation, Eric was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell.  In addition to his position as Global Head of Litigation, he was appointed General Counsel of Global Wealth Management in 2008.  In 2010, Eric joined Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and was appointed Global Head of Legal.  He became Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer with responsibility for the Legal and Compliance Division in January 2012.

Eric graduated from Hamilton College in 1988 and in 1993 received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review.  He clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, from 1993 to 1994.

Eric is the President of the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children of New York.  He serves on the Dean’s Planning Council at Fordham Law School and as a board member of the Fordham Law Alumni Association.  He also served on the New York City Bar Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession. 

Eric lives in Larchmont, NY with his wife Lauren and their two sons, Billy and Miles.


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