Eric Grossman '88 Promoted to Chief Legal Officer at Morgan Stanley
Alumni News & Notes
January 11, 2012
Eric Grossman '88 was recently named Morgan Stanley’s top legal executive. Grossman joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and most recently was global head of legal, where he oversaw the firm’s advisory law and litigation functions.
According to the company annoucement, this is a big promotion for Grossman, who has also been asked to join the firm’s operating committee. The chief legal counsel is a critical member of a firm’s inner circle and is often called upon to give advice on the biggest issues facing the firm on any given day.
In the memo announcing the changes, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said "Eric has had a stellar track record and built a best-in-class team in Legal since joining the Firm in 2006. Most recently as Global Head of Legal, he has successfully managed all of the Firm’s advisory law and litigation functions.
"In his prior role as Global Head of Litigation, he adeptly managed key corporate cases like Coleman and Discover with favorable outcomes for the franchise while overseeing all complex litigation risks at the Firm. Additionally, Eric served as the first General Counsel of MSSB and led the smooth integration of the legal teams.
Prior to joining the Firm, Eric was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, representing financial institutions on a range of matters."
Grossman majored in history at Hamilton before going to Fordham to earn his J.D. He played rugby and was a member of Psi Upsilon. He lives with his family in Larchmont, NY.