Grant S. Cowan - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Grant S. Cowan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 513-651-6745

Grant is a member of the Business Litigation practice group. He has a broad litigation practice which includes the prosecution and defense of contract disputes, business torts, and unfair competition claims.  Grant also frequently represents companies and their directors and officers in securities claims and derivative actions.  Grant is a former President of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation each year since 2007.  

University of VirginiaBA 1981University of CincinnatiJ.D. 1985
The Florida BarOhio State Bar Association

Case History

  • Obtained defense verdict in case between two large manufacturing companies involving claims of alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference with business relations
  • Successfully prosecuted breach of contract claims involving large supply agreement
  • Obtained dismissal of $75 million dollar claim for alleged breach of guaranty agreement
  • Successfully defended company and new employee against claims of alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, defeating plaintiff's requested injunctive relief
  • Obtained injunction enforcing non-compete agreement against departing employees
  • Successfully defended physician in arbitration proceeding against claims of securities fraud in connection with investments in medical insurance company

Client Comments

"I can't say enough good things about Grant. He epitomizes what a commercial litigator should be. The keys to success in commercial litigation are "preparation, preparation, and preparation." No one is better prepared, whether for a hearing, a deposition or for trial, than Grant. He's also great at getting back to the client and he is one heck of a nice guy. He proves that civility is not only not an impediment to success in litigation, but a quality that significantly contributes to its achievement."

-Mark Delevie
General Counsel
SK Capital Management

"In my experience working with Grant Cowan, I have found Grant to be an effective communicator who responds timely to issues and requests. He also clearly demonstrates the ability to get to the heart of the legal matter and focus on the real legal issue rather than deal with extraneous matters related to an issue."

-Thomas Pappas
Chief Financial Officer
The Sheakley Group

"Convergys is a global company and we engage outside counsel throughout the world. I can say without hesitation that Grant is by far my preferred provider of legal services. I actually look forward to needing his services at 4 p.m. on a Friday because I know that he will be in his office, that he will work all weekend, and that the work product will be exactly what I need. I also engage his services for more long-term assignments, including fraud investigations and non-compete litigation. Again, I am always impressed by his responsiveness, his immediate grasp of the issues, and his thought leadership in assessing risk and offering creative solutions to mitigate risk. His trial work is excellent. For all these reasons, he is truly one of the best lawyers in America."

-Claudia Cline
Senior Vice President
Convergys Corporation

Office Location

Great American Tower, Suite 3300
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Complex Litigation, Securities)