Greg is Senior Litigation Counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He litigates a range of religious freedom cases at trial on appeal, often bringing First Amendment challenges to government promotion of religion. In addition, he currently represents a Notre Dame student intervening to oppose the university’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage regulations, and he prepared Americans United’s amicus brief, on behalf of nearly thirty religious organizations, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores.
Before joining Americans United, Greg spent six years at Covington & Burling, where his practice included trial and appellate litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and First Amendment advice.
Greg received his BA from Northwestern University and his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review and an oralist on the winning team in the Ames Moot Court Competition. After law school, he clerked for Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Selected Speeches and Publications
- The Contraceptive Coverage Litigation and the Missing Question of Sincerity, in Law, Religion, and Health in America (Holly Fernandez Lynch & Glenn Cohen, eds., forthcoming 2016)
- The Contraceptive Coverage Cases and the Problem of Politicized Free Exercise Lawsuits, U. Ill. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016)
- The Contraceptives Coverage Mandate Litigation (plenary speaker) – Law, Religion, and Health in America: Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference (2015)
- On the Front Lines of Religious Liberty (panelist) – Aspen Institute: Freedom Day (2015)
- How (Not to) Provide Statutory Accommodations for Religion (panelist) – AALS 2015 Annual Meeting, Section on Law and Religion (2015)
- From Loving to #LoveWins: Marriage Equality and Religion-Based Discrimination, CaseText (2015).
- First Amendment Limits on Government Holiday Displays, 66 Planning & Environmental L. 4 (2014),
- Town of Greece v. Galloway, National Law Journal (2014)
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Elusive Question of Intent, 47 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1463 (2010).