Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
- Articles Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, valedictorian, with honors, 2003
Sports Lawyers Association
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries
Chicago Bar Association
- Chair, Sports Law Committee
Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
Cari Grieb is an associate in the Banking Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. She joined the firm in 2010.
Cari has represented a range of clients in connection with senior, first lien and second lien financings, credit facilities, joint ventures, stock and asset acquisitions, leveraged buy-out transactions, and restructurings. She also has experience representing Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer teams in connection with stadium finance transactions and has documented the sale of a minor league hockey team.
Prior to joining Chapman and Cutler, Cari served as a finance associate at the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP from 2006-2010. She also clerked for the Honorable Suzanne B. Conlon of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Cari has been an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law at The John Marshall Law School since 2010. In this capacity, she teaches a class entitled “Sports and the Law” and also serves as an independent study research advisor for law students. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Sports and the Law (Oxford University Press), with Paul Haagen and J. Gordon Hylton. Her written work has also been featured in various sports law periodicals. Her article entitled, "A Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sports" was published in a February 2012 issue of Sports Litigation Alert, and the same article was featured in an April 2012 issue of Professional Sports and the Law. In May 2013, Fordham Sports Law Forum published an article written by her on morals clauses in sports contracts.
Cari has given lectures to Northwestern University's Sports Administration Program on the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout; she has also given lectures at The John Marshall Law School on stadium finance, alternative dispute resolution in sports and the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout. In December 2012, she led a discussion titled, "The Evolution of Sports Commissioners Authority" on Sports Law Chat, an internet group that provides informed discussions on relevant topics in sports law and features attorneys who practice in the field. In March 2013, she was a panelist at DePaul Law School's annual Sports Law Symposium, where she spoke about gender equity in sports issues. In April 2013, she was a panelist at Fordham Law School's annual Fordham Sports Law Symposium, where she spoke about morality clauses and other ethical issues in sports contracting. In November 2013, she moderated a Chicago Bar Association panel titled, "Athletes In Their 'Second Careers'" with panelists representing professional sports teams and television media. In February 2014, she was a panelist at Duke Law School's annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, where she spoke about structuring complex sports transactions.
She is the current Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Sports Law Committee. She is also a member of the Sports Lawyers Association, as well as Duke University School of Law's Chicago Alumni Committee.
- Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School
- Paul Haagen, Joseph Gordon Hylton and Cari Grieb, Sports and the Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- Rick Pitino and the “Cardinal” Morals Clause, Fordham Sports Law Forum (May 2013).
- Quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, College Conference Shuffle Hits the Courts (March 26, 2013).
- The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sports, Sports Litigation Alert (Feb. 10, 2012).
- The Case for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sports, Professional Sports and the Law (April 2012).
- Panelist at Duke Law School's 4th Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, February 7, 2014 (presenting to Duke Sports & Entertainment Law Society on structuring complex sports transactions).
- Moderator at Chicago Bar Association Headquarters, November 18, 2013 (presenting to Chicago Bar Association on athletes in their second careers)
- Dispute Resolution in the Sports World, January 25, 2012
- 2011 Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium, May 24 - May 26, 2011
- Panelist at Fordham Sports Law Symposium, April 19, 2013 (presenting to Fordham Sports Law Symposium on morality clauses and other ethical issues in sports contracting).
- Panelist at DePaul Law School Sports Law Symposium, March 8, 2013 (presenting to DePaul Law School Sports Law Symposium on Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963).
- Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, May 6, 2013 (presenting to Northwestern University's Sports Administration Program on the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout).
- Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, February 6, 2013 (presenting to Northwestern University's Sports Administration Program on the 2012-2013 NHL Lockout).
- Speaker at The John Marshall Law School, November 29, 2011 (lecturing on stadium finance).
- Panel Speaker at The John Marshall Law School, January 25, 2012 (presenting to Association for Conflict Resolution, Chicago Chapter on impact of alternative dispute resolution in sports).
- Panel Speaker at The John Marshall Law School, November 13, 2012 (presenting to The John Marshall Law School Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Society on the NHL lockout).
- Guest speaker on Sports Law Chat, December 16, 2012 (discussing the evolution of sports commissioners authority).