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Greg T. Lembrich
Mr. Lembrich is a Litigation counsel in the New York office. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes, including litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Lembrich has represented clients in matters relating to employment law, contractual disputes, ERISA, bankruptcy, securities, legal ethics, and Indian law. Mr. Lembrich also played an active role in Pillsbury's pro bono representation of the City of New York in its successful, landmark litigation against numerous firearms dealers to halt illicit trafficking of weapons into the City.
Mr. Lembrich also serves, on a pro bono basis, as the Legal Director for Four Directions, a non-profit Native American voter rights group. On behalf of Four Directions, he has successfully lobbied state and local officials in South Dakota for increased Native American access to the polls, conducted training sessions on election law voting rights for tribal leaders and community members, and defended voters' rights to cast their ballot free from harassment and intimidation. In the 2008 general election, while also leading Native Vote’s statewide efforts in South Dakota, Mr. Lembrich coordinated Four Directions’ large team of legal volunteers (including 11 fellow Pillsbury attorneys) in protecting Native American voting rights in polling places on Indian reservations throughout South Dakota. Led by Mr. Lembrich, Pillsbury’s efforts on behalf of Four Directions and the South Dakota Native American community were recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the recipients of its 2008 Pro Bono Awards.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Lembrich was associated at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. At his prior firm, Mr. Lembrich's matters included representing a leading technology company in defending claims of breach of contract and copyright infringement related to open source software and operating systems, a major multinational energy company in litigation involving alleged international human rights abuses, and a large pharmaceutical company in defending numerous securities class action suits.
While at Columbia Law School, Mr. Lembrich was a Senior Editor and Treasurer of the Columbia Law Review and received the Whitney North Seymour Medal, awarded by the faculty to the graduating student who shows the greatest promise of becoming a distinguished trial advocate.
- Pro Bono Award, National Law Journal (2008)