Grant S. Palmer

Biography

MANAGING PARTNER-ELECT

Grant S. Palmer is the immediate past Chair of Blank Rome’s award-winning 300-attorney Litigation Department. Grant is a nationally recognized litigator with significant trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country. Business clients have turned to Grant for more than 25 years when they need a strategically aggressive litigator who will prevail at trial while always providing sound and pragmatic business advice throughout the litigation. Grant’s clients hire him because he understands business, is an expert at solving complex problems, and is fiercely competitive when it comes to protecting his clients’ rights and interests. Grant represents his clients’ needs in a wide range of areas, including class actions, cybersecurity, corporate and shareholder litigation, employment, restrictive covenants, patent and intellectual property, fraud, unfair trade practices, personal injury, products liability, trade secrets, and many others. Grant is currently Blank Rome’s Managing Partner-Elect and will serve as the Firm’s Managing Partner and CEO effective January 1, 2019.

Grant was chair of Blank Rome’s Pro Bono Committee for 18 years and he is nationally recognized for his pro bono activities. Grant’s core values involve using his knowledge and time to help others in need and ensuring that everyone has equal access to legal representation.

Outside the Firm

Grant lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Experience

  • A defense contractor who was victim of largest criminal fraud in history of Pennsylvania concerning enforcement of judgment and recovery of assets and funds throughout the world.
  • A food manufacturer, in shareholder dispute involving control of the voting shares of the company; obtained trial victory and favorable rulings from Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on two separate occasions.
  • A travel company, in multimillion dollar Unfair Trade Practices/Consumer Protection Act lawsuit; obtained summary judgment on behalf of client and prevailed on appeal before the Supreme Court of California.
  • A financial institution, in lender liability lawsuit alleging millions of dollars in damages; obtained complete defense verdict at trial.
  • A patent holder, in a patent enforcement matter involving method for sterilizing alcohol; obtained $1 million verdict.
  • A staffing and financial services company, in action involving non-competition agreement; obtained injunction and monetary damages.
  • A bank, in large class action defending RICO claims based on alleged telemarketing fraud conducted by Bank’s customers.
  • A patent holder, in prosecution of software patents which resulted in recoveries exceeding $25 million.
  • A death row inmate, in post-conviction proceedings resulting in client’s death penalty being reversed.

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Recognitions

  • Litigation: General Commercial Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • AV-Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014–2018, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Bucknell University Alumni Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • Philadelphia VIP Program
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professional Activities

Grant serves as a board member and executive committee member of the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Legacy Youth Tennis & Education Center. He is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award for devotion of time and energy to public service activities. Grant regularly volunteers with numerous legal services organizations dedicated to providing equal access to the legal system for those in need. He is a past chair of the Federal Courts Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Bucknell University, BA, cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD