Eric C. Grimm
238 LaFayette Ave, N.E. #7 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(w) 616.293.2872 (h) 616.451.3303
The University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, MI
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 1993. GPA: 3.67
Insurance Law: A
Contemporary First Amendment Issues: A+
Constitutional Law: A Criminal Law: A
Environmental Law & Policy: A+
International Trade: A
Enterprise Organization: A
International Environmental Law: A
Jurisdiction & Choice of Law: A
Federal Environmental Survey: A
Executive Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law
Certificate of Merit in Environmental Law and Policy
International Law Society
Environmental Law Society
The University of Houston Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, May 1990.
Major: Political Science Minor: English GPA: 3.70
National Merit Scholar Phi Kappa Phi (academic)
University Honors Program Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)
Senator, UH Student Senate Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Public Relations Chair, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Employment U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Michigan Grand Rapids, MI
Assistant United States Attorney, October 1998-May 1999. Affirmative Civil
Enforcement position with a principal emphasis on health care fraud.
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal Washington, D.C.
Associate, October 1997 - October 1998. Litigation Group. Principal focus was
fraudulent sales practices litigation and related whistleblower claims, with
emphasis on NASD arbitration of claims by registered securities representatives.
Steptoe & Johnson, llp Washington, D.C.
Associate, September 1995 - October 1997. Litigation and International practice
groups. Responsibilities included depositions, court appearances, briefs at trial
and appellate levels. Matters included constitutional challenges to state laws,
telecommunications arbitration involving an East European government, claims
before the United Nations Compensation Commission and United Nations
Administrative Tribunal, successful trademark litigation against infringing
Internet "spammer," novel issues related to Helms-Burton Act, and coordination
of twenty-carrier joint defense group in complex insurance coverage litigation.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas Houston & Victoria, Texas
Law Clerk to the Hon. John D. Rainey, August 1994 - August 1995.
The University of Houston, Victoria Division Victoria, Texas
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law, August - December, 1994.
The Supreme Court of Texas Austin, Texas
Briefing Attorney to the Hon. John Cornyn, August 1993 - August 1994.
Employment Summer Associate Positions
(cont'd) Steptoe & Johnson, May - July, 1993. Washington, D.C.
Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, August 1992. Houston, Texas
Fulbright & Jaworski, May - July 1992. Houston, Texas
Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, June - August 1991.Houston, Texas
Faupel & Associates Ann Arbor, Michigan
Law Clerk, December 1991 - May 1992. Part-time job during law school.
Assisted firm, now known for role in DeBoer v. Schmidt "Baby Jessica"
case, with securities litigation and other matters.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Aetna Casualty & Surety
Company, No. A-
0051585-95 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 29, 1996), 11 Mealey's Litig. Rep.
(Asbestos) No. 20 (Nov. 15, 1996), review denied, 148 N.J. 460, 690 A.2d 608 (1997)
Indiana Gas Co. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 951 F. Supp. 797 (N.D. Ind. 1996).
Roger E. Warin & Stephen A. Fennell, Anatomy of a Coverage Trial, in Insurance
Coverage for Tobacco and Tobacco-Related Litigation and Liability (Fulcrum
ed. 1996) (acknowledged for assistance in preparing outline materials);
John Cornyn & Eric C. Grimm, Recent Developments / DTPA, in State Bar of Texas
Seventh Annual DTPA / Consumer / Insurance Law Course (Mark S. McQuality
The following are representative cases that were pending before the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Texas or the Texas Supreme Court and were decided during the time I
served as law clerk. Justice Cornyn (now Attorney General Cornyn) is the author of either the
majority opinion or an important concurrence or dissent in the Texas Supreme Court cases listed
United States District Court.
Leslie v. Lloyd's of London, C.A. No. H-90-1907, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15380 (S.D.
Tex. Aug. 25, 1996), rev'd sub nom. Haynsworth v. The Corporation, No. 96-20769, No.
96-20805 (5th Cir. Aug. 29, 1997);
Looper v. Morgan, C.A. No. H-90-0294, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10241 (S.D. Tex. June
23, 1995); New Bremen Corp. v. Columbia Gas Transmission Co., 913 F. Supp. 985 (S.D. Tex. 1995);
see also New Ulm Corp. v. Columbia Gas Transmission Co., No. 94-1206, 40
Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 42 (Oct. 18, 1996) (adopting similar reasoning); Brown v.
Miska, C.A. No. V-94-067 (S.D. Tex. 1995), aff'd, No. 95-40758 (5th Cir. Aug. 29, 1996);
Johnson v. Gambrinus Co., No. V-94-40 (S.D. Tex. 1995), aff'd, No. 95-40780 (5th Cir. June 25, 1997).
Supreme Court of Texas.
Transportation Insurance Company v. Moriel, 879 S.W.2d 10 (Tex. 1994);
American Physicians' Insurance Exchange v. Garcia, 876 S.W.2d 842 (Tex. 1994);
K.D.F. v. Rex, 878 S.W.2d 402 (Tex.1994) (interstate comity) In re Humphreys, 880 S.W.2d 402 (Tex.), cert. denied, 115 S. Ct. 427 (1994) (one of several attorney ethics opinions).