Grant Burns

Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AFL

Grant Burns serves as executive vice president and general counsel of America Fujikura Ltd. – a global fiber optics manufacturer and solutions provider based in Duncan, South Carolina. In this role, Grant oversees all legal matters, as well as human resources, international trade, corporate governance, compliance, and government affairs. In addition, Grant is also involved in the strategic, legal and compliance activities of several other Fujikura group companies in North and South America.

Prior to joining AFL, Grant was in private practice for over twenty years, first with Ogletree Deakins and later with Nexsen Pruet, LLC. During that time, he was recognized for excellence by publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell (AV).

Grant is a graduate of Clemson University and the Washington and Lee University School of Law. 

He is active in several civic and philanthropic organizations across South Carolina in addition to serving by gubernatorial appointment on the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, which governs the South Carolina Technical College System and administers the state’s readySC™ workforce and economic development program. Grant is also on the board of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance and is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina.

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