Gary Greenwald practiced in Columbus, Ohio from 1975 through 2006 where he was the senior litigation partner for the firms of Schottenstein, Zox, & Dunn and Shayne & Greenwald. He has a broad range of experience as a commercial litigator, having tried more than 200 cases in the federal and state courts across the United States. His trial experience includes securities litigation, ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims, trademark litigation, trade secrecy claims, professional malpractice, and a wide range of contract and real estate disputes.
Professional and Civic Involvement
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Arizona State Bar Association, Member
Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, Ohio State University College of Law, 1979-1985
Regional Director of National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Bar Association for City of New York and the American College of Trial Lawyers for Region VI (Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky)
Articles & Presentations
Speaker, National Center of Employee Ownership – Beyster Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, Post Mortem: ESOP Failures and What Went Wrong, Apr. 22, 2005.
Speaker, Ohio Employee Ownership Council Annual Conference in Akron, Ohio, Educating Fiduciaries on Valuation, Apr. 15, 2005.
Speaker, OEOC Fiduciary Training Workshop in Kent, Ohio, Dec. 8, 2004.
Speaker, The ESOP Association – Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Annual Fall ESOP Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Fiduciary Consideration in ESOP Transactions – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Oct. 9, 2003.
Speaker, OEOC Fiduciary Training Workshop in Dayton, Ohio, Fiduciary Roles and Responsibilities and Director Roles in an ESOP Company, May 21, 2003.
Speaker, NCEO – Beyster Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, Terminating or Selling an ESOP Company, Mar. 27, 2003.
Speaker, The ESOP Association – Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Annual Spring Conference, Mar. 19, 2002.
Speaker, NCEO 20th Annual Conference, Intentional Breaches of ERISA’s Fiduciary Duties That Must Be Cured by Litigation, Apr. 26, 2001.
Speaker, NCEO 19th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Legal Pitfalls of Fiduciaries in a Merger or Acquisition Where an ESOP Is the Seller, Apr. 12, 2000.
B.A., cum laude, 1968
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1971
1972, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
1974, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1976, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1994, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2004, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
2006, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit