Gary D. Greenwald

Adjunct Professor of Law


  • Miami University, Bachelor of Arts degree (1968)
  • Ohio State University College of Law, Juris Doctor (1971)
Areas of Expertise:
  • Civil Litigation

Mr. Greenwald, an OSU law graduate was a commercial litigator for 45 years in managing multi-million dollar lawsuits in Federal and State Courts across the country. Admitted to practice in Ohio (1971) and Arizona (2007), Mr. Greenwald was lead trial counsel for cases in those states and admitted Pro Hac Vice as lead counsel for cases pending in Federal District Courts in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, California and Oregon inter alia and State Courts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Illinois, Alabama and Florida. By 1994, Mr. Greenwald became highly experienced in managing and conducting complex ERISA litigation relating to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”) in Federal Courts across the United States. He managed numerous ESOP trials from 1994 until his retirement from legal practice in 2016. Examples of his trials include Mohler v. Unger (Ohio 1994), Shephard v. Dorsa (California 1997), Henry v. Champlain Enterprises (New York 2004), Johnson v. Couturier (Cal. 2009) and Rader v. Bruister (Mississippi 2015). Also a highly recognized Educator regarding ESOPs and ERISA fiduciary duties since 1998. Mr. Greenwald has been a frequent speaker on fiduciary responsibility and ESOP valuation disputes before national and state ESOP associations. In 2017, Mr. Greenwald decided to end a 4 month retirement and begin employment with GreatBanc Trust as a Sr. VP and fiduciary analyst for transactions involving the purchase and sale of stock by ESOPs in closely held corporations across the country. In doing so, Mr. Greenwald joined one of the very companies he sued while practicing as an attorney. Now he seeks to share his knowledge and experience with the law students of his former law college.