Overview

Greg focuses his litigation practice on insurance-coverage law and environmental law. He has extensive experience with various types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability (“CGL”), first-party property, product liability, director and officer (“D&O”), errors and omissions (“E&O”), fidelity, crime, pollution-liability policies, etc. He works on high stakes cases with hundreds of millions of dollars at issue, as well as small individual cases. He advises corporate clients on potential gaps in their coverage programs, and also has experience with broker-liability claims.

Additionally, Greg handles environmental cases, involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), Indiana’s Environmental Liability Act (“ELA”), and other statutory and common-law claims. He also has litigated various other complex matters involving construction defects, breach of contract, and other business-related matters.

Awards

  • 2010-2017 Named in Indiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage
  • 2012 Indy’s Best and Brightest for law by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
  • 2009 Recipient of Indiana Lawyer’s Up and Coming Lawyer Award
  • 2009 Recipient of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Education

  • J.D. cum laude, 2004, Vermont Law School.
  • B.S., 2001, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Major: Chemical Engineering, Minors: Economics, Environmental Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2006
  • State of Indiana, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2004
Experience
  • Kamin v Travelers Cas. & Surety Co., No. 1:13-cv-01593-JMS-TAB (S.D. Ind. Mar. 6, 2014)
  • Eli Lilly & Co. v. Commercial Union Insurance Co., No. 49D12-1301-PL-002312, slip op. (Marion County Superior Court Jan. 9, 2014)
  • SAMS Hotel Group, LLC v. 1st Source Ins. Inc., No. 49S10-0903-PL-012196, slip op. (Marion County Superior Court Jan. 30, 2013)
  • S. Ind. Gas& Electric Co. v. Admiral Ins. Co., Cause No. 49D05-041-PL-2265, slip op. (Marion County Super. Ct. Oct.31, 2011)
  • Harsco Corp. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., No. 49D12-1001-PL-002227, slip op. (Marion County Superior Court Apr. 26, 2011)
  • Z-J, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc., No. 2:10-cv-125-WTL-WGH, slip op. (S.D. Ind. Feb. 11, 2011)
  • Pound v. Airosol Co., Inc., 498 F.3d 1089 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Sierra Club v. Gates, 499 F. Supp. 2d 1101 (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Cook v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 48D02-0611-PL-01156 (Madison Superior Court November 30, 2007)
  • The Travelers Indem. Co. v. Technitrol, Inc., No. 2:06cv1041, slip op. (W.D. Pa. October 20, 2006)
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, RIMS, the Risk Management Society
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; & Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association, Environmental Law and Litigation Sections
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Section (Founding Member) and Environmental Law Section

Community Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Child Advocates, Inc., 2006 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Child Advocates, Inc., 2008 – present (President 2015-Current, Secretary 2009- 2014)
  • Member, Alumni Association Task Force, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2015-2016)
  • Member, Alumni Advisory Board , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2012-current, Vice-President 2017-2018)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2009-2011)
  • Member, Young Alumni Council for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2006-2011)
  • United Way of Central Indiana, Emerging Leader, 2010 – 2016
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Indiana Gamma Gamma Chapter (2005-2015)
Articles & Events

2016  |  Speaking Engagement

Presenter, Insurance 101: 10 Things Every Attorney Needs to Know About Insurance, Indianapolis Bar Association, March 2016

2013  |  Speaking Engagement

PSRB Partner Greg Gotwald and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology representatives taught a course November 14 for Indiana licensed professional engineers. The course focused on ethical and legal issues facing professional engineers and was held on PSRB’s Indianapolis campus.

2013  |  Speaking Engagement

Speaker, “Pleading Federal Environmental and Toxic Tort Claims: Navigating Pleading Standards Amid Differing Court Decisions, and Overcoming Other Procedural Challenges,” Strafford Publications Online Seminar

2012  |  Publication

Co-Author, Pleading Standards in Environmental Cases Following the Supreme Court’s Decisions in Twombly and Iqbal, TRENDS A.B.A. SECTION ENV., ENERGY & RES. (Vol. 44 No. 2 Nov./Dec. 2012)

2011  |  Speaking Engagement

Expert Panelist, Marion University, Law 100 “Introduction to the Paralegal Profession”

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