LOS ANGELES – Reed Smith today announced the addition of Samantha C. Grant as a partner in its labor and employment practice, resident in its Century City and Los Angeles offices. She was formerly a partner in the labor and employment practice at Sheppard Mullin in Century City. She is joined by Whitney Nonnette Perry, counsel, who was also formerly with Sheppard Mullin.

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“Clients hire Samantha for their most difficult cases because she is a strategic thinker and a pragmatic lawyer,” said Tyree Jones, global chair of Reed Smith’s labor and employment practice and co-lead of the firm’s ESG practice. “She brings energy to our team, is an effective leader and mentor, and has a very strong profile in labor and employment law in the U.S. and internationally, and is an ESG standout, which is a perfect fit for our clients across the firm’s platform.”

Grant is an effective advocate for employers and management in administrative, arbitration and trial proceedings. She leverages her analytical and strategic skills to deliver superior results in litigation of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, trade secret and unfair competition cases. She advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies and local, state and federal compliance matters. She also conducts workplace investigations and management and workforce training.

Grant brings significant insight and experience gained during a two-year secondment as employment in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 company. The secondment was invaluable in her becoming a particularly pragmatic outside counsel. She learns the business of her clients and finds creative solutions to legal problems while considering the business objectives and impact.

In 2022, Grant was named by Who’s Who Legal as one of just 14 U.S. attorneys on its list of “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in Labour & Employment. In addition to repeated appearances on that list, Grant has been named an Employment Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal, a Labor and Employment Star by California Benchmark Litigation, and on the Daily Journal’s lists of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, Top Women Attorneys in California, and Top Labor and Employment Attorneys in California, as well as on the list of Top Women Attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.