Gregory S. Otsuka

Greg represents companies, individuals, financial institutions, and professional service firms as plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of disputes. He has significant “first chair” experience representing clients in high-stakes matters involving fiduciary duties, breach of contract, consumer class actions, and products liability.

He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, experience which has enabled him to achieve successful results at trials, arbitrations, contested hearings, mediations, and settlement negotiations and conduct several intensive internal investigations.

Additionally, Greg has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases. Much of that work involves negotiating, drafting, and reviewing complex contracts, which informs his approach to litigation.

Greg began his career practicing in the Chicago offices of three preeminent international firms where he gained exceptional training and experience litigating a wide variety of disputes across the country.



  • Represented a Minnesota farm equipment dealer in a lawsuit involving claims and counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and tortious interference
  • Represented an insurance company in cases involving claims of “bad faith” and coverage disputes
  • Represented the FDIC in a dispute with a bank holding company over $267 million in tax refunds
  • Guided a Lake Tahoe ski resort developer through successful Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases of Polaroid and Neumann Homes
  • Defended principals of a bankrupt manufacturing company in a fraudulent transfer suit to recover over $100 million
  • Won not-guilty verdicts in the Criminal Division of Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of two young men charged with felonies
  • In re Intel Corp. CPU Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2828 (D. Or.). Member of the Interim Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee appointed to represent the interests of all Entity Plaintiffs nationwide for claimed security vulnerabilities in Intel’s processors that may be exploited to permit unauthorized access to stored confidential information.
  • H&T Fairhills, Ltd., et. al. c. Alliance Pipeline, L.P., Case No. 19-cv-01095 (D. Minn.). Lead counsel representing land interest holders in ND, MN, IA and IL in a class action involving the failure to pay those land interest holders compensation for damages caused by construction and maintenance of natural gas pipeline.


  • Federal Bar Association Diversity Committee

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