Edward D. Greim
Edward “Eddie” Greim focuses his practice on complex commercial and securities litigation, internal investigations and whistleblower claims, and free speech and election law. He has been recognized for his successful representation of businesses and individuals in commercial litigation while also being named a “go-to” lawyer on policy issues.
A recipient of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2013 Influential Lawyer of the Year award, Eddie has argued before the Missouri Supreme Court on four occasions and has been tapped on controversial issues including trial and appellate challenges to the Missouri Court Plan.
Eddie represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, regulatory compliance, securities litigation, and political speech and election law. He has counseled clients on a range of matters that have included:
- Prosecution and defense of claims for business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract;
- Oversight of multiple internal investigations, including the highly publicized investigation into the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph;
- Representation of broker-dealers and customers in securities litigation;
- Defense of clients subject to securities investigations and enforcement actions;
- Representation of hedge funds in investor litigation;
- Applications for federal discovery to aid clients in foreign proceedings; and
- Statutory and constitutional litigation involving Missouri public bodies and officials.
Eddie’s free speech and election law practice has included numerous constitutional challenges to election and campaign finance laws; representation of clients in ethics and campaign finance enforcement actions and investigations; initiative petition drafting and litigation; litigation and advice regarding First Amendment protections for petition circulation; representation of not-for-profit clients before state regulators; and advice on campaign and election law compliance.
Eddie has successfully represented clients in trial and appellate courts in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Oklahoma, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Tenth Circuits. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri, New York, and Kansas.
Matters of Note
Congressional Redistricting: Eddie argued twice in the Missouri Supreme Court successfully defending Missouri’s new congressional districts, which were called into question when the state lost one of its nine seats in Congress.
Internal Investigations: Eddie has overseen and written final reports for multiple internal investigations of major organizations, including the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in 2012.
Challenge to Missouri Court Plan: Eddie’s experience includes managing the trial and appellate litigation relating to the controversial Missouri Court Plan.
In 2009, Eddie was recognized as a Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyer.” In addition to his law practice, Eddie was appointed by the Catholic bishops of Missouri as a member of the Missouri Catholic Conference (2012-2014) and is the incoming chairman of its Public Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Kansas City Catholic Lawyers’ Guild and an active member of the Sigma Chi Corporation of Missouri.
Eddie received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002. During law school, he taught on the Board of Student Advisers, received the Dean’s Award for Leadership, and served as President of the Harvard Catholic Law Students’ Association.
Eddie received two bachelor’s degrees, summa cum laude, in economics and political science from the University of Missouri.
A native of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Eddie lives in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City with his family.
Edward D. Greim
Direct Dial: (816) 256-4144
Fax: (816) 817-0863
Graves Garrett LLC
1100 Main St Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105