Summary

Greg is chair of Taft's Labor Relations and Union Avoidance practice. He represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, and he has more than 25 years of experience in sophisticated labor, employment and benefits litigation issues, including class action matters.

Greg has been lead counsel in a number of ERISA class action cases asserting liability of hundreds of millions of dollars. These matters have involved both pension plan issues and retiree health insurance issues. He has represented employers in many other ERISA disputes, including allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, plan design issues, issues unique to cash balance plans, claims for benefits, MPPAA withdrawal liability issues, and other benefit issues unique to employers with unionized work forces.

Greg is experienced in traditional labor matters, such as union elections, contract negotiations, lockouts and strikes, and unfair labor practice claims before the NLRB, and he has tried more than 300 cases in labor arbitration. He has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements both for single employers and for multiple employer groups.

Greg has tried employment cases in federal and state courts before juries and judges and has significant experience in hundreds of discrimination, FLSA/wage and hour, harassment and non-compete cases.

Greg is also experienced in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the various other federal, state and local agencies in the field. He has represented companies in more than one dozen death cases alleging OSHA violations.

Greg is an editor of the chapter on discovery within the BNA treatise on Employment Discrimination Law, and he is a contributor to the sixth edition of the seminal treatise How Arbitration Works. Greg also edited the chapter on Occupational Safety & Health in the book Business and Commercial Litigation - in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, published in 2016 by Thomson Reuters. In 2010, he authored Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Queen City Gem, published by The History Press. His book Fountain Square and the Genius of Water was published by The History Press in 2013.

Greg came to Taft in 1989 after graduating with distinction from Emory University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. He is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 38. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2004, and he has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2007.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • Emory University School of Law (1989)
  • Miami University (1986)

Admissions

  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - District of Colorado
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • Federal - Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Employers Benefits Committee)
  • American Employment Law Council (Member)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (Member)
  • Labor Relations Advisory Committee (Member)
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law)

Community Involvement

  • Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church (Past Chair, Board of Trustees)