Gregg represents product manufacturers and companies involved in product sales and distribution in trials and other complex proceedings in both federal and state courts across the nation. He advises clients on all aspects of product liability defense. Gregg also handles complex commercial litigation, including disputes over licenses and other business agreements.
Gregg has participated in multiple jury trials in state and federal court, including as the lead associate responsible for motions practice and briefing during trial. He also has experience in depositions, witness preparation, large-scale discovery, motions practice, appeals, and state attorney general investigations.
In addition, Gregg has developed special experience and focus in handling multidistrict litigation (MDL) and other types of aggregate litigation proceedings. He first became interested in these types of proceedings as a student at Stanford Law School participating in a unique “Complex Litigation” seminar, and he has continued to foster this interest during his career. Gregg has prepared successful submissions before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and other courts that have helped his clients take strategic control and respond aggressively when faced with major, multi-jurisdictional threats.
Gregg’s recent work includes:
- Successfully obtaining the creation of an MDL proceeding on behalf of a global product manufacturer.
- Serving as lead associate in the successful defense of a global company against a putative class action alleging violations of a state consumer protection statute. On an issue of first impression, the state supreme court ruled in favor of the company that no private cause of action existed under the statute in the prescription drug context.
- Representing an international company in a contract dispute over the supplier’s unilateral attempt to shut down a key manufacturing facility. Shutdown of the facility would have resulted in major disruption of the client’s product supplies. Gregg successfully advised the client on legal and business strategies, leading to a favorable resolution.
In his pro bono practice, Gregg led the successful defense of an individual charged with armed robbery and felony assault, facing decades in prison. At trial, Gregg conducted cross and direct examinations of key witnesses and delivered closing arguments to the jury. In addition, Gregg has successfully handled veteran disability claims before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims, and he volunteers on behalf of low-income renters at the Housing Negotiation Project, sponsored by the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Before joining Shook’s San Francisco office, Gregg was a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. His work there included representing a global pharmaceutical company as national counsel in nationwide multidistrict and state court litigation, defending a global investment bank against claims involving complex mortgage-backed securities, and defending an international corporation against toxic tort claims.
G. Gregg Webb, The Citizen Petition Process: An Engine for Democracy and Debate, Update (Food and Drug Law Institute), May/June 2016, at 8.
G. Gregg Webb (with Edward Gaus), Using Cottle Orders to Resolve Multiplaintiff Litigation in California Courts, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Product Liability Newsletter, Winter 2016.
G. Gregg Webb, The Law of Falling Objects: Byrne v. Boadle and the Birth of Res Ipsa Loquitur, 59 Stan. L. Rev. 1065 (2007).
G. Gregg Webb (with Meredith Fuchs), Greasing the Wheels of Justice: Independent Experts in National Security Cases, 28 ABA Nat'l Sec. L. Rep. 4 at 1 (Nov. 2006).
G. Gregg Webb (with Keith Whittington), Judicial Independence, the Power of the Purse, and Inherent Judicial Powers, 88 Judicature 1 (July-Aug. 2004).