Grace S. Lee joined the Law School as an Assistant Professor in 2008. She received her B.A. from Williams College; M.A. from the University of Chicago; and J.D., Cum Laude, from Northwestern University School of Law.
After law school, she clerked for Federal Judge Richard A. Enslen of the Western District of Michigan and worked as an associate in the Tax Controversy group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.
Professor Lee previously worked in Chicago for the Tax Department at Latham & Watkins LLP. She represented public and privately owned companies and buy-out firms in connection with tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions. Professor Lee also worked with issuers and underwriters in connection with various debt offerings and credit card securitizations. She has represented both individuals and public and privately owned companies in tax controversies and related litigation matters.
Her litigation experience includes matters involving leveraged leasing transactions, tax-free reorganizations, and the taxation of debt instruments. In addition, Professor Lee has done an extensive amount of pro bono work, representing both individual low-income taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations.
In 2009, she will serve as a moderator at the upcoming “Speech and Silence in American Law” symposium – part of the “Law, Knowledge & Imagination” series – at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Professor Lee teaches Secured Transactions as well as Business Planning and Contracts.