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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
    (
    J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Illinois
    (
    M.B.A.)
  • Eureka College
    (
    B.S., summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia

Christopher A. Grgurich

Partner

4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-3543
F (612) 371-3207


As a litigator, Chris Grgurich tries cases in court and arbitration involving the sale of securities, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and complex commercial business and shareholder disputes. Chris’ business background augments his keen understanding of finance and the law, which he leverages in helping his clients respond to state, FINRA, and Securities Exchange Commission inquiries and investigations and defending customer securities arbitrations. 

In his role as Deputy General Counsel at the firm, Chris also assists colleagues in meeting their professional and ethical obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern attorney conduct and the practice of law. Chris also represents lawyers involved in disciplinary and admissions-related matters before the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board and the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners.

Presentations
  • "Providing Competent Investment Recommendations Amidst the Shoals of Customer Suitability Rules," National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, October/November 2014
  • "Ethics for In-House Counsel and Internal Investigations," (with Mark Enslin) Minnesota CLE, October 2014
  • "Bootcamp: Foreclosures and Loan Workout Procedures – Ten Tips For Ethically Representing Clients Dealing With Distressed Property," National Business Institute, Bloomington, Minnesota, June 2014
  • "Annuity Suitability," National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, May/June 2014
  • "Navigating Ethical Issues of Multiple Party Representation and Conflicts of Interest," Minnesota CLE, May 2014
  • "Annuity Suitability," National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, January 2014
  • "Annuity Suitability," National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, October/November 2013
  • “10 Good Things Every Lawyer Can Do To Avoid An Ethics Complaint,”  MoreLaw Minneapolis, LLC, June 2013
  • "What's Yours, Mine, And Ours: The Law Governing The Ethical And Fiduciary Obligations Of Lawyers Who Leave One Firm To Join A Competitor Firm," Hennepin County Bar Association, January 2013
  • “SEC Enforcement Proceedings and Lawyers,” Hennepin County Bar Association, May 2012
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Securities Industry Regulation and Litigation,” (with Terrence Fleming) National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, September 2011
  • “Protecting the Privilege and Protecting the Public: The Line Between Permissive and Prohibited Disclosure of Protected Client Information,” (with David Sasseville) Hennepin County Bar Association, September 2011
  • "Soup to Nuts: The Inception and Destruction of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product Protections," (with David Sasseville) Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, January 2011
  • "Foreign-cubed Securities Litigation after Morrison v. National Australia Bank and the Dodd-Frank Act," co-panelist, University of Minnesota Journal of International Law, November 2010
  • “Look Who’s Suing You Now: An update of the law concerning non-client legal malpractice, fraud and aiding and abetting claims against attorneys,” (with Terrence Fleming) Hennepin County Bar Association, 2010
  • “Appellate Issues: Tactics, Tips, and Traps for the Unwary,” (with Paul Banker) Hennepin County Bar Association, 2008
  • “New Federal Rule of Evidence 502," (with Terrence Fleming) Hennepin County Bar Association, 2008
  • “Rule 11 Motions and Class Actions: Civility, Strategy and Propriety,” (with Terrence Fleming) Hennepin County Bar Association, 2005

Publications
  • “Insurance Annuity Suitability Training Deadline Draws Near,” Lindquist & Vennum, Legal Update, January 2014
  • "Supreme Court Tells SEC 'Time Is Up,'" Lindquist & Vennum, Legal Update, March 2013
  • "Inside the Minds: Successful Strategies for Appellate Attorneys: Practical Tips for Preparing and Presenting Your Case," Chapter Author, Inside the Minds Book Series, 2013
  • "FINRA Issues Additional Guidance on Suitability Rule," Lindquist & Vennum, Legal Alert, December 2012
  • “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: New Securities Disclosure Requirements in the United States," International Journal of Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2004

Honors and Awards
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2014
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013