O’Melveny Worldwide

Grey Bryan counsels US and non-US clients involved in international business disputes and transactions. His litigation practice emphasizes representing clients before US agencies that regulate international trade and business, particularly on economic sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, export controls and customs matters. Grey also represents clients before US and non-US agencies in connection with trade remedy proceedings such as antidumping, countervailing duty and escape clause proceedings, before panels established pursuant to international agreements such as the WTO and NAFTA and before arbitral tribunals organized under the rules of various international commercial arbitration institutions. Grey has broad experience in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements.

Previously, Grey established the Firm’s Tokyo office and was partner-in-charge for several years thereafter. He also formerly served as Chair of the International Practice Group.

  • Represented both US and Japanese clients in connection with US and foreign country trade remedy proceedings, such as antidumping, countervailing duty, and escape clause investigations, in the steel, non-ferrous metal, textile, chemical, industrial equipment, electronics, automotive, and agricultural industries 
  • Represented major US and non-US multinational corporations with respect to compliance with US customs, economic sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control laws, both in the context of transactions and with respect to their operations 
  • Represented major Japanese corporations in international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and distribution transactions.
  • Represented foreign governments in connection with US proceedings alleging unfair practices and violations of treaty obligations


  • Japanese
  • French


Bar Admissions

  • California 

Court Admissions

  • US Court of International Trade
  • New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division 


  • Harvard University, J.D., 1976: cum laude; Sheldon Traveling Fellowship; Board of Student Advisors; graduate student associate, Harvard University Center for International Affairs; articles editor, Harvard International Law Journal 
  • Stanford University, B.A., 1971: with distinction and honors in history

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2013)
  • Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2008, 2010-2012)
  • Recommended in The Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers (2010)
  • “Leading Lawyer” in International Trade, Expert Guides (2008)
  • "Super Lawyer," Law & Politics Media Inc. (2014) 
  • Leading practitioner, Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers (2010) 

Professional Activities


  • Founding Member, Pacific Council on International Policy
  • Former Chairman, Asia Society Southern California Center (1992-2001)
  • Former Chairman, Board of Visitors of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford (1995-2004) 
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles World Affairs Council (1992-2012)
  • Board of Trustees, Asia Society (1992-2001)
  • Board of Advisors, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (1995-present)


  • Foreign Corrupt Practices: An O’Melveny Handbook, 6th edition (2009)
  • “Antidumping Law in the European Communities and the United States,” 18 George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics 631, co-author (1985)
  • Taxing Unfair International Trade Practices, Lexington Books (1980)
  • “Foreign Investment Laws and Regulations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea,” 21 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1677 (1998) 


  • “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Navigating the FCPA Minefield,” OMM webinar (June 2007)
  • “Doing Business in the Expanding European Union,” British American Business Council, Los Angeles, and the State Bar of California, International Law Section (September 2004) 

Adjunct Professor

  • UCLA School of Law, “Regulation of International Business” (1994-1997)
  • Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, “International Business Law” (1995-1998) 

Senior Fellow

  • UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Welfare (1998-1999)