Stuart Grant, Co-founder & Managing Director
Stuart M. Grant is Co-founder and Managing Director of Bench Walk Advisors. He is also Co‐founder and Managing Director of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., and is internationally recognized for his extensive knowledge in the areas of Delaware corporate law, fiduciary responsibility, securities and investments, private equity and fixed income, appraisal remedies, valuation, proxy contests and other matters related to protecting and promoting the rights of institutional investors. He serves as litigation counsel to many of the largest public and private institutional investors in the world. Mr. Grant has served as lead counsel in six of the seven largest settlements in the history of Delaware Chancery Court.
Among his many accolades, Mr. Grant is consistently ranked in Band 1 of Chambers USA as a leading litigator for his work in Delaware Chancery and securities, regulatory and corporate governance litigation, as one of the “Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon, and is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Grant has successfully argued on behalf of institutional investors in many groundbreaking corporate governance cases including: In re Del Monte Foods Company Shareholders Litigation; In re Digex Stockholders Litigation; Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana v. Aidinoff, et al and American International Group, Inc.; UniSuper Ltd., et al v. News Corporation, et al; In re Tyson Foods, Inc.; Teachers’ Retirement Systems of Louisiana v. Richard M. Scrushy, et al; In re Cablevision Systems Corp. Options Backdating Litigation and In re Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.
Included among Mr. Grant’s more notable representations are: Gluck, et al v. Cellstar, the first allowing an institutional investor to be appointed as lead plaintiff in a securities class action under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) and widely considered the landmark on the standards applicable to lead plaintiff/lead counsel practice under the PSLRA; In re Refco Inc. Securities Litigation; In re Safety-Kleen Securities Corporation Bondholders Litigation, which, after a six-week securities class action jury trial, resulted in judgments holding the company’s CEO and CFO jointly and severally liable for settlements; and In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, which the SEC described as “one of the largest and most brazen financial frauds in history.”
Mr. Grant serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware and the Delaware Art Museum, and on the Advisory Board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Mr. Grant was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Widener University School of Law from 1994 – 2009, where he taught securities litigation.
Mr. Grant has authored a number of articles which have been cited with approval by the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 5th Circuits and numerous U.S. District Courts.