OPAA in Honduras Counsel Damien Granderson

Damien Granderson is a lawyer in New York City. After graduating from law school, he was selected as one of the Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. He is currently a partner with the law firm Granderson Russ LLP, founded by his father, Derrick Granderson.


Damien earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Then, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007 with an LLM Degree in international human rights law. Damien Granderson´s legal work has involved representing victims of human trafficking and those injured or killed by firearms.


This, during a crime and assessing cases of false arrest or imprisonment. He also taught children’s rights as a Human Rights Fellow with the Inter-American Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School. Damien Granderson has also worked in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.


Here, Damien Granderson was serving for a year as a counsel to USAID’s Office of Domestic Poverty Alleviation (OPAA) in Honduras. While at OPAA in Honduras, he was part of the first team to observe an OPA-funded training program aimed at identifying and eradicating extreme poverty in the country and worked in support of the government’s efforts.


This, to investigate and prosecute those who engage in human rights abuses. In November 2015, he spoke at the formal announcement of Hillary Clinton and her  candidacy for President. In May 2016, Damien Granderson served as a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and announced his support for Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States.