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Overview

Grant is a highly adaptive attorney who focuses on international trade, export controls, trade sanctions and anti-corruption compliance.

Grant has extensive experience helping clients navigate complex issues related to international commerce and its associated compliance challenges. As part of his practice, Grant advises clients on requirements under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other import- and export-related regulations.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Grant worked for six years as in-house counsel for a diversified equipment manufacturer with extensive international operations. As a result, he has firsthand understanding of clients’ need for responsive and practical guidance when dealing with international trade compliance issues. Grant is particularly skilled at assisting clients to develop and maintain easy-to-administer compliance programs that avoid unnecessary disruption of business operations.

Grant also is a well-rounded transactional attorney. He represents lenders, borrowers and security issuers in financing transactions and assists clients in structuring and concluding all manner of corporate transactions, both domestically and internationally.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Leadership Nebraska, Class IX

Education

  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
    • with high distinction
      • Nebraska Law Review 
      • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University
    • Accounting
    • with highest distinction

Admissions

  • Nebraska

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Midwest International Trade Association, Board of Directors
Experience
  • Negotiating supply contracts and advising clients on other legal matters associated with equipment supply and installation transactions exceeding $10 million in value in foreign markets such as Iraq, Egypt, Russia, Turkey and Rwanda.
  • Advising clients on international trade sanctions and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.
  • Assisting clients to develop and administer Export-FCPA compliance programs.
  • Representing clients in proceedings with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and other regulatory bodies in connection with international trade.
  • Assisting clients with all legal aspects of managing their international dealer/distributor networks.
  • Representing lenders, borrowers and security issuers in variety of financing transactions.
  • Advising publicly traded companies on conducting their corporate governance in compliance with federal, NASDAQ and NYSE regulatory standards.
  • Structuring, negotiating and concluding all manners of day-to-day commercial transactions both domestically and internationally.
  • Frequently presenting on updates in international trade law for various professional associations.
  • Served on collaborative pro bono legal team for Set Aside Program. Legal Aid of Nebraska screened candidates and Husch Blackwell attorneys helped participants fill out documents to nullify criminal convictions, such as shoplifting, that would otherwise impact job searches and the ability to serve in the military.
White Papers | December 2019
International Trade Law: 2019 Year in Review & 2020 Outlook

How to get trade ready in 2020.

Articles | April 10, 2018
Law360: New Russian Oligarch Sanctions Will Require Prompt Action

Grant Leach, Linda Tiller and Cortney Morgan discuss what new sanctions could mean for persons doing business in Russia.

Articles | February 13, 2018
Illinois Manufacturers' Association: Russia Sanctions Developments Incite Controversy and Signal Possible Future Changes

Grant Leach and Cortney Morgan discuss the current situation regarding the Trump administration and Russian sanctions.

Webinar | August 12, 2019
When Expert Educators Become Export Violators

Academic Medicine Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | June 11, 2019
Speaker, Export Distributor Agreement Seminar - Salina, KS
Speaking Engagements | June 28, 2018
EPC, O&M and Asset Management Agreements
Webinar | June 28, 2018
EPC, O&M and Asset Management Agreements - June 28, 2018

Topics and Trends: Renewable Energy Projects in 2018

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
Media Mentions | October 19, 2017
Law360: 6 Possible Iran Deal Scenarios
Outside the Office

Grant and his wife, Beth, spend most of their free time at various activities for their three children, Whitney, Abigail and Conrad. When he is not working or parenting, Grant enjoys watching professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, superhero movies and other various forms of scripted and unscripted human combat.

Community Leadership

Grant is passionate about developing international trade throughout Nebraska and the greater Midwest. He particularly enjoys helping start-up and midsize businesses expand their international operations. Grant is a member of the Midwest International Trade Association (“MITA”) Board of Directors and frequently presents on export and anti-corruption developments for a variety of organizations.

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