Helen Gredd graduated from New York University magna cum laude, Yale University, and Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Upon graduation from law school in 1984, Ms. Gredd served as a law clerk to the Hon. Leonard B. Sand, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, Ms. Gredd was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1985 to 1993. Ms. Gredd served in various trial units at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, before being appointed Chief Appellate Attorney and subsequently First Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.
Since joining LS&W as a partner in 1993, Ms. Gredd has handled a wide range of civil commercial disputes, regulatory matters and criminal proceedings. Ms. Gredd also has served as a court-appointed receiver and trustee in SEC enforcement actions and related bankruptcy proceedings and as a member of a court-appointed independent hearing committee in a labor racketeering action. In addition, Ms. Gredd has served since 2004 as a court-appointed member of the Appellate Division’s Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee for the First Department, and she was appointed Chair of that Committee in 2009.
Ms. Gredd has lectured on a variety of criminal and civil law topics at programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council and law and business schools. Ms. Gredd is the co-author of chapters entitled "Banking Crimes" and "Money Laundering" in the multi-volume treatise White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (Law Journal Seminars Press 1996). In addition, Ms. Gredd routinely appears in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and other similar publications.