Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

George Grandison is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office with more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of international trade, export controls and customs. Since 2007, he has also worked on coordinating the firm’s signature pro bono project to assist immigrant children and young adults who are victims of human trafficking, violent crime, abuse or neglect or who are threatened with persecution in their home country.  He served as vice chairman of the firm from 1996 through the spring of 1998. Prior to joining Steptoe, Grandison served with the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Department of the Army and was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict.

As a part of Steptoe’s broader pro bono program, George Grandison works with Steptoe’s pro bono team to coordinate the firm’s award winning project for providing advice and representation for immigrant children and young adults who are victims of human trafficking, violent crime or abuse and neglect or who are threatened with persecution. In this program, Steptoe on average has fifty to sixty active representations of immigrant children and young adults being handled on a pro bono basis by attorneys across the firm’s six U.S. offices. As part of this project, Mr. Grandison and other Steptoe attorneys also provide pro bono legal advice and assistance to the Women’s Refugee Commission in its work in advocating for changes in the law and in administrative and enforcement procedures to protect the interests of immigrant children