Greg’s practice focuses on tort and product liability defense, with an emphasis on class action and complex personal injury litigation.
Greg has played an active role in the defense and successful resolution of class actions in several different practice areas, including product liability, environmental and employment class actions. His experience includes:
- Directing early dispositive and removal briefing that recently lead to the voluntary dismissal of a putative class action alleging economic damages based on alleged environmental contamination;
- Assisting in the negotiation and drafting of settlement class documents, obtaining judicial approval of settlement classes and working with opposing counsel in the implementation and administration of settlement classes;
- Developing expert witnesses in opposition to class certification, most recently in the data security/privacy context; and
- Briefing opposition to class certification under a wide range of theories, including medical monitoring, consumer fraud, nuisance and wage-and-hour claims.
As a member of the firm’s Global Product Liability Group, Greg has defended cases involving a variety of products, ranging from cigarettes to windshield wipers and fire suppression systems to mortar cartridges. He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation process and has served on trial teams such as the Thompson individual smoking and health trial in Missouri and the Rodriguez mortar cartridge wrongful death trial in Hawaii in 2010.
Greg also regularly provides pro bono representation. He recently handled the firm's first felony appointment on behalf of the Missouri's Public Defender Office. He has also represented numerous juvenile clients in criminal matters before the Jackson County Family Court.
Greg is also active in the greater Kansas City legal community. He recently served as president for the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City and the local affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, which honored Greg among its "Best Lawyers Under 40." He previously served on the Host Committee for the 2013 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention and as a representative to the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Leadership Council, and was a long-time member of the executive board for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
Publications and Presentations
Cannabis-Infused Products: Labelling, Regulation and Liability, Mini-Roundtable, Corporate Disputes, July-September 2020.
Ask the Experts—Cannabis Products, Panelist, Consumer Brands Association, Legal Forum 2020, Rancho Mirage, California, February 25, 2020.
Greg is a principal author of the Missouri and Kansas Class Action Law blog, a legal blog dedicated to discussing developments in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas.
Recent Trends in Food and Beverage Labeling Litigation, Panelist, ABA TIPS 28th Annual Spring CLE Meeting - Hot Topics in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, Coronado, California, April 6, 2019.
Game Plan: Litigation Preparation and Strategy, Grocery Manufacturers Association Legal Conference, Rancho Mirage, California, February 2016.