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Overview

Grant represents clients in criminal, regulatory and associated civil matters.

Grant represents clients across the nation in the areas of government compliance, investigations and litigation. Politicians, campaigns and corporations doing business with – or heavily regulated by – the government are among the clients he assists. Grant advises clients in various matters including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Defend Trade Secrets Act and in matters involving white collar crime. In his practice, Grant collaborates with numerous state and federal offices and agencies, such as the Missouri Ethics Commission, state attorneys general offices and the Internal Revenue Service.

Grant understands that proactive steps are often the most cost-effective way to avoid litigation. He represents clients in many sectors including healthcare, agribusiness and manufacturing, and he assists in internal investigations for health care systems, trade organizations, insurance/benefit companies and managed care organizations, among others.

His overarching goal is to relieve worries related to regulatory matters and litigation so clients can focus on furthering the business objectives of their organizations.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Grant interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois and externed for the Hon. Raymond Gruender, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.


Services

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Valedictorian 
    • Teaching Assistant in Legal Research and Writing
    • Faculty Fellow 
    • Robert G. Dowd Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award
    • CALI Academic Excellence Awards: Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Evidence, and Constitutional Law
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal
    • National Moot Court Team Member
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
    • Paralegal Studies, minor in Political Science
    • summa cum laude
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice Top of the Class Award

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
Featured Experience

Motion to dismiss granted to 501(c)(4) organization in unprecedented case.

Grant played an integral role in crafting arguments and drafting the brief that resulted in the granting of a motion to dismiss for a high-profile 501(c)(4) organization and its board members. In the case, a political activist plaintiff brought suit against the organization as well as its board members. Prior to this matter, no cases had analyzed the statute at issue. The court dismissed the claims against the 501(c)(4) organization and its board members with prejudice.


Additional Experience

Corporate

  • Completed four-month, full-time, in-house secondment with Monsanto Company's Business Conduct Office, in lead up to integration with Bayer, assisting with various compliance issues.
  • Assisted in representing Fortune 500 company in corporate espionage and trade secrets misappropriation case.
  • Assisted in representing local company in trade secret misappropriation by former employee.

Pro Bono

  • Member of pro bono trial team that secured favorable verdict on count of deprivation of rights for incarcerated individual after week-long jury trial, which prompted settlement with state of Illinois on remaining count.
Outside the Office

Grant is a trivia buff who enjoys reading about anything related to American politics and elections. He also enjoys visiting local historical sites and museums, and is an active member of his parish community.

Community Leadership

Grant provides ongoing pro bono legal services through the firm’s legal intake clinic with Grace Hill Settlement House. He also volunteers time through the Missouri Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers website, providing pro bono legal services to low income Missouri residents.