Senior Counsel

Kristina T. Grimshaw

Kristina T. Grimshaw

Senior Counsel
Collazo Florentino & Keil llp
747 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-2803
P: 212-758-7792
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Ms. Grimshaw began her career in 2009 as a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher F. Droney of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. In 2010, Ms. Grimshaw transitioned to private practice and served as an Associate in the Litigation Group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, assisting with large-scale corporate litigation and governmental investigations.  In January 2012, Ms. Grimshaw again acted as a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher F. Droney, following his elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In February 2013, Ms. Grimshaw joined Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP, a boutique firm that focuses on management-side labor and employment law and litigation, as an Associate. The Firm promoted Ms. Grimshaw to Senior Counsel in January 2019. Ms. Grimshaw has represented clients before administrative tribunals and in federal litigation. Ms. Grimshaw also advises clients on a wide range of topics including employment policies and handbooks, wage and hour compliance, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, reduction-in-force planning, separation agreements, and compliance with other federal, state, and local labor and employment laws. Ms. Grimshaw conducts training for clients on sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, managing requests for reasonable accommodations and leaves of absence, and lawful hiring practices, among other topics. In addition, Ms. Grimshaw has experience conducting workplace investigations and advising employers on issues related to union organization.

During law school, Ms. Grimshaw was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Law Journal, in which her Note, Taming the Paper Tiger: A Comparative Approach to Reforming Japanese Gender Equality Laws, was published.   Ms. Grimshaw also served as the President of the Women’s Law Coalition and received the Arthur S. Chatman Labor Law Prize.


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Class of 2009
    • Arthur S. Chatman Labor Law Prize
  • Cornell University, B.A., Class of 2006


  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2013
  • New York, 2010
  • Connecticut, 2009


  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court