Gregory Schneider is a full-service business lawyer who helps his clients solve their most complex problems. With experience handling complex business litigation for clients with matters in federal and state courts across multiple jurisdictions, in both the trial court and on appeal, he is prepared to help his clients evaluate and strategically manage risk.

    Gregory has helped his clients in cases involving complex financial fraud, fraudulent transfer, common law fraud, breach of contract, construction defect, interference with contractual relations, unfair competition, and wrongful termination. His clients range from individuals and small local businesses to national and international businesses and financial institutions.

    Prior to joining the firm, Gregory clerked for the Honorable Joseph W. Howard, Chief Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two. Gregory earned the second highest score on the July 2012 Arizona bar exam. Earlier that year, Buzz Aldrin announced him as the winner of the Seattle Space Needle’s 2012 Space Race, earning him a free suborbital flight into outer space.

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    • Representing Barrett-Jackson Auction Company LLC, the world’s largest collector car auction company, in a number of commercial and business disputes.
    • Obtaining for a self-regulatory organization dismissal of US$200 million claims for computer hacking, trespass, conversion, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract, publication of private facts, and conspiracy.
    • Successfully overturning on appeal an adverse trial verdict relating to the employment status of insurance agents that had a potential impact of nearly US$1 billion in damages.
    • Recovering more than US$5 million for a commercial lender’s fraudulent transfer claims.
    • Obtaining for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of conduit more than US$6 million in insurance coverage arising out of a construction defect dispute.
    • Successfully positioned for settlement multimillion-dollar construction defect case involving hundreds of thousands of feet of concrete pavement and a pre-engineered metal building.
    • Obtaining for a smaller local business dismissal of US$200,000 claims for fraud and bad faith.
    • Obtaining reversal by the Arizona Court of Appeals of summary judgment rejecting the client’s entitlement to US$1 million in insurance coverage.
    • Obtaining for a pro bono client reversal by the Arizona Court of Appeals of a government agency’s adverse regulatory ruling.

    Education

    • The University of Arizona, J.D., magna cum laude, senior managing editor, Arizona Law Review, 2012
    • Grinnell College, B.A., with honors, 2006

    Admissions

    • Arizona, 2012

    Courts

    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Colorado
    • Selected by peers as a rising star, the top 2.5 percent of lawyers age 40 or less, or in practice 10 years or less, and listed in the 2018 and 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers – Rising Stars

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    • “Bronze Bust Unveiling Honors Hon. John M. Roll,” Federal Lawyer, January/February 2013.
    • Note, “Sentencing Proportionality in the States,” Arizona Law Review, 2012.
    • Note, “Double Trouble: Double Jeopardy’s Dual Sovereignty Exception and State Immigration Statutes,” Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, with Prof. Gabriel J. Chin, 2011.

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