Gregory Szewczyk
Gregory Szewczyk

Gregory Szewczyk

Associate

szewczykg@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7382
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Greg Szewczyk is a litigator with experience serving as a member of several trial and arbitration teams. His responsibilities include examining witnesses at trial; drafting opening and closing presentations; drafting dispositive, discovery and pretrial motions, as well as appellate briefs; taking and defending depositions; arguing evidentiary and procedural issues; preparing witnesses for testimony; and drafting scripts for direct and cross-examinations. He is also a member of the Denver office's cybersecurity practice group.

In 2017, he co-authored the Colorado Privacy & Cybersecurity Handbook, a book dedicated to summarizing and explaining Colorado's evolving privacy and cybersecurity statutes, regulations, and case law and providing attorneys, privacy officers, lawmakers, and decision-makers with a single reference to the many different sources that make up Colorado privacy and cybersecurity law. 

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Defended a global financial firm in residential mortgage-backed securities cases in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented the brother-in-law of the King of Jordan in a three-week jury trial involving defense contracts for the transportation of oil to U.S. troops in Iraq, ultimately securing a $28.8 million jury verdict
  • Represented a major insurance company in multiple reinsurance actions
  • Defended against antitrust class action challenges to title insurance practices in numerous jurisdictions, including successfully defeating appeals in several Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Represented a major U.S. satellite-television distributor in a breach of contract action against a programming provider, ultimately securing a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in federal court
  • Defended a major insurance company in asbestos coverage litigation, successfully securing a favorable judgment
  • Represented an oil company in an action for fraudulent misappropriation of a majority interest in a Russian oil field
  • Advised a corporate real estate company on emergency liability issues
  • Advised a closely held Dominican corporation in the luxury resort and private airport business on matters involving corporate control and stock sales
  • Wrote a pro bono amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Defended a national department store in federal and state actions relating to threatened exercise of eminent domain, including securing a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the federal action which ultimately led to a favorable settlement
  • Defended an international chemical company in a variety of lawsuits, including securing dismissal at the pleading stage of an employment lawsuit alleging millions of dollars in damages
  • Defended a national law firm in a variety of malpractice claims

 Representative Cybersecurity Matters

  • Assisted in the forensic investigation of a cybersecurity incident involving unlawful access of third-party database by former employee, including advising client on privilege issues
  • Advised client in response to data breach involving theft of records by former employee, including assessing breach notification obligations under federal and state laws and preparing the documents required under applicable laws

During law school, Mr. Szewczyk served a legal internship with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.




Recognition & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers (Rising Stars), 2014-2016

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States 

Publications

Co-author, "Eighth Circuit Issues Two Class Action Data Breach Rulings," Ballard Spahr alert, September 1, 2017  

Co-author, "Uber Settles FTC Dispute Over Consumer Data Privacy and Security Allegations," Ballard Spahr alert, August 18, 2017 

Co-author, "Maryland Amends Data Breach Notification Law," Ballard Spahr alert, August 3, 2017  

Co-author, "Colorado District Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action Against Noodles & Company," Ballard Spahr alert, July 26, 2017 

Co-author, "Colorado Division of Securities Publishes Final Cybersecurity Rules," Ballard Spahr alert, May 23, 2017

Co-author, "SEC Emphasizes Cybersecurity Preparedness in Wake of Global Ransomware Attack," Ballard Spahr alert, May 18, 2017

Co-author, "Colorado Proposes Cybersecurity Rules for Investment Advisers, Broker-Dealers," Ballard Spahr alert, April 26, 2017 

Co-author, "New Mexico Becomes 48th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law," Ballard Spahr alert, April 19, 2017

Co-author, "Overview of the Association of Corporate Counsel Model Information Protection and Security Controls for Outside Counsel Possessing Company Confidential Information," Ballard Spahr memo, April 2017  

Co-author, "Eighth Circuit Remands Proposed Settlement in Target Data Breach Class Action," Ballard Spahr alert, February 2, 2017 

Co-author, "IRS and Others Renew Warnings About Fraudulent Emails Targeting Employee Tax Information," Ballard Spahr alert, January 30, 2017

Co-author, "Colorado Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction Over Manufacturers," Ballard Spahr alert, September 20, 2016

Co-author, "Fending Off and Fighting Cybercriminals," Law Week Colorado, September 12, 2016

"Plaintiffs Cannot Bring Data Breach Lawsuits Without Evidence That Information Will Be Used To Harm," Ballard Spahr alert, August 17, 2016

"Colorado Law Protects Student Information, Boosts Cybersecurity Resource," Ballard Spahr alert, June 13, 2016

Speaking Engagements

Data Breach Litigation: Case Law Update," Webinar, March 1, 2017

"Cybersecurity Seminar – Best Practices for Preparing for and Responding to Data Breaches," Ballard Spahr seminar, Denver, April 7, 2016

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

New York City Bar Association, Military Affairs and Justice Committee












Harvard Law School (J.D. 2009)
Member, American Constitutional Society; Member, Harvard National Security and Law Society

University of Notre Dame (B.A. 2006, cum laude)
Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economic Honor Society); Member, Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

Colorado

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit