Stacey Kamya Grigsby
Areas of Practice
Yale Law School, J.D., 2003; Coker Teaching Fellow, Contracts; Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review; First Place in the Northeast Region, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition; Equal Justice America Fellow
Yale College, B.A., with distinction, Political Science, 1999
Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2005-2006)
District of Columbia
United States District Court: District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
Stacey Grigsby is Counsel in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. She has represented clients in high-dollar civil disputes and has extensive expertise in both affirmative and defensive complex civil litigation. She has advised or litigated matters arising under: the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Small Business Act, the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA), the Lanham Act, the Tucker Act, the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the Forfeiture of Fraudulent Claims Act, and an extensive array of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions.
Her past legal work includes:
- Representing direct purchasers in alleging a price-fixing conspiracy against the manufacturers of polyurethane foam.
- Successfully defending NASA in multi-billion dollar bid protest of the contract for commercial resupply services for the International Space Station.
- Representing the government in a derivative action by minority shareholders of an Iraqi trucking contractor, seeking to challenge the terms of a $87 million government contract.
- Investigating states and localities to determine whether they engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the civil rights of persons in their care or custody.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Grigsby served in the United States Department of Justice for eight years in a number of roles. As Counsel to the Associate Attorney General, the Department of Justice’s third-highest ranking official, she provided advice on a diverse set of department-wide and inter-agency issues, ranging from civil litigation to proposed regulations to congressional oversight. In that role, she assisted in negotiations with banks to resolve multiple civil investigations related to the banks’ residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations activities. These negotiations resulted in historic settlements, including a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America Corporation and a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup. As a trial attorney, Ms. Grigsby led government investigations and represented federal agencies in high-stakes commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels. She has appeared as the government’s principal attorney in over a dozen appeals and presented eight oral arguments before the Court of Appeals. She has argued numerous dispositive motions and served as co-lead counsel at trial. The Department of Justice has recognized Ms. Grigsby for her performance numerous times. She was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the highest award given at the Department of Justice to any employee, and multiple performance awards. She has also served as an instructor to new attorneys at the Department’s Civil Trial Advocacy course.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Grigsby worked as an associate at a large private law firm in Washington, DC.