Elizabeth L. Grayer is President of Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing women's economic and personal security. Prior to joining Legal Momentum in February 2011, Ms. Grayer was a Partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Ms. Grayer’s passion for women’s equality, security, and opportunity has permeated her career. She has consistently been involved in pro bono work, championed workplace policies that increase the participation of women, and supported non-profits through Board service. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Grayer worked with the Legal Aid Society leading a team of lawyers and paralegals in securing an enforceable right to shelter for homeless families in NYC. Cravath won the Legal Aid Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Award in 2008 as a result of this work.
Ms. Grayer also serves as a Trustee of Jewish Home Lifecare and is Chair of the Bronx Division’s Strategic Planning Committee. Recently, she led the Bronx Division’s Strategic Planning Committee through an 18-month planning process leading to a $26 million grant for an assisted living facility in the Bronx.
Ms. Grayer received her B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1986, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. After a clerkship with Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, she joined Cravath in 1990 and became a Partner in 1997. Ms. Grayer is married and has a daughter.