Managing Partner and CEO, Blank Rome LLP


Grant Palmer became Managing Partner and CEO of Blank Rome in 2019 after leading the firm's Litigation Department. He spent 18 years as Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee and serves on the board and executive committee of the Homeless Advocacy Project and the Legacy Youth Tennis & Education Center. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Grant created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Grant's pledge here

Blank Rome was founded in 1946 by a group of lawyers unwelcome in other firms because of their religion. Today, the firm prides itself on promoting an inclusive environment, with initiatives like a supplier diversity program, several affinity groups, and a scholarship for diverse law students

Joined LCLD 2011  

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program 
Fellows nominated:
2022: Megan Wood; 2021: Melanie Carter; 2020: Rither Alabre; 2019: Diana Eng; 2018: Domingo Manuel Llagostera; 2017: Mayling Caridad Blanco; 2016: Michael Kim; 2015: Morgan Fraser Mouchette; 2014: Edward W. Chang; 2013: Eric G. Fikry; 2012: Cheryl Stephanie Chang; 2011: Stanley B. Tarr

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Saloni Patel, Samar Aryani-Sabet, Lamiya Rahman; 2021: Ernestine Mings; 2020: Huaou Yan, Munira Jesani; 2019: Negar Kordestani, Mitesh Patel; 2018: Melissa Fundora Murphy, Victoria Ortega; 2017: Melanie Carter, Megan Wood

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2021)


Member: Grant Palmer

Diversity Professionals: Christopher LewisKrystal Studavent Ramsey