News - April 9, 2018

Grasford Smith Recognized by NYU LACA with Rising Star Award

Jones Foster is pleased to announce that the NYU Law Alumni of Color Association (LACA) has recognized litigation shareholder, Grasford W. Smith, as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star at the organization’s 2018 Spring Dinner due to his outstanding accomplishments as a leader in the legal industry.

NYU LACA promotes and supports the professional development and general advancement of the Law School’s alumni and students of color, and seeks to more fully involve alumni, students, and faculty of color in the educational, social, and intellectual life of the Law School. The annual Spring Dinner brings together the LACA Executive Board, alumni, faculty, administrators, and students to celebrate the achievements of the outstanding LACA alumni. This year, they proudly celebrated their 40th anniversary at the annual event.

Grasford Smith is the former First-Vice President of NYU LACA. He is actively involved in various industry and community organizations and is consistently recognized among his peers by prestigious industry publications. Grasford concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and transactional matters. He has represented a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, athletic leagues, technology companies, and a United States Congressman, in addition to a variety of small and medium-sized businesses.