Overview

Greg focuses his litigation practice on insurance-coverage law and environmental law. Greg co-leads the firm’s COVID-19 insurance recovery work helping businesses recovery lost income from the coronavirus pandemic. He has extensive experience with various types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability (“CGL”), first-party property (including business income/business interruption), 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

  • 2020-21, Listed in Best Lawyers in America® – Insurance Law
  • 2018-20 Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers in Insurance Coverage
  • 2010-2017 Selected for inclusion 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

  • 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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2020
Experience
  • In re USA Gymnastics, No. 18-09108-RLM-11; Adv. No. 19-50012 (Bankr. S.D. Ind.,  Oct. 24, 2019), affirmed by USA Gymnastics v. ACE American Ins. Co. f/k/a CIGNA Ins. Co. et al., No. 1:18-cv-1306-RLY-MPB (S.D. Ind. Jan. 13, 2020)
  • Emmis Communs. Corp. v. Ill. Nat’l. Ins. Co., No. 18-3392 U.S. App. LEXIS 24930 (7th Cir. Aug. 21, 2019) (amicus curiaes counsel)
  • 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 – 2019
  • Member, Board of Directors, Child Advocates, Inc., 2008 – 2018 (Past President 2018, President 2015-2017, 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, President 2018-2019, Past President 2019-2020)
  • 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

2020  |  Co-Presenter

Intersection of Bankruptcy and Insurance Law Webinar, Indianapolis Bar Association

2020  |  Speaker

Business Interruption Claims and Considerations in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar, Katz Sapper & Miller

2020  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter, COVID-19 Coverage Issues, Indiana RIMS

2020  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter The Basics of Business Income Claims for COVID-19 Loss—A Discussion, Indianapolis Bar Assocation

2020  |  Author

Author, Liability Coverage for Innocent Co-Insureds Under Intentional Acts Exclusionary Provisions Continues to be Litigated, Indianapolis Bar Association

2020  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter, COVID-19 Resource Roundtable Discussions: Business Interruption Coverage, Indiana State Bar Association

2019  |  Speaking Engagement

Co-Presenter, Sex Abuse & Insurance: Lessons from Litigation, Indiana RIMS Chapter

2019  |  Co-Author

Article, Law360, 7th Circ. Decision Creates Minefield for Insurance Industry

2019  |  Moderator

Back to Basics:  Practice Pointers for Insurance Coverage, Indianapolis Bar Association

2018  |  Speaking Engagement

Presenter, Back to the Drawing Board:  Resurgence of Vapor Intrusion, Radon and Other Pollution Exclusion Issues, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference

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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