Greg E. Mitchell

T 859.244.7548
F 859.231.0011
Lexington Financial Center, 250 West Main Street
Suite 2800
Lexington, Kentucky 40507-1749

Greg is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC. His practice is concentrated in the areas of international regulation and trade compliance (export/import, dumping/trade remedies, customs, licensing and technology transfer, sale/labeling/regulation of goods, foreign investment, structuring of international sales and manufacturing operations, distributorships and joint ventures) and insurance/risk management.

Greg heads the firm's trade compliance practice group within the International Services. Prior to joining the predecessor to Frost Brown Todd LLC, Greg was associated with the High-Technology/International Trade Practice Group of Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. and with American Export Group International Services, Inc., a Washington D.C./Baltimore based export corporation doing business mainly in Western Europe and the Middle East.


  • Counsel on numerous foreign investment transactions and related regulatory compliance in the EEC, South America, Mexico, Canada, the former Soviet Union, Pakistan, India, China and South Africa among others.
  • Counsel in defense of multi-million dollar customs criminal investigation involving allegations of violations of the Tariff Act of 1933, the Buy-American Act, among others.
  • Counsel in numerous anti-dumping investigations, several gray market good investigations and numerous compliance audits and training presentations relating to export/import issues.
  • Counsel on numerous trade compliance and regulatory internal investigations.
  • Counsels clients in import and export operations, including establishment of trade compliance programs and voluntary disclosure issues before the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
  • Counsels clients in all aspects of international trade and regulatory compliance, including acting as outside regulatory counsel.
  • Counsel on numerous foreign investment transactions, including off-shore alternative risk transfer entities

Highlights & Recognitions

  • U.S. Department of State Certificate of Appreciation, July 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2007-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent®, Rated

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bluegrass Tomorrow, Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc.
  • Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, Member
  • INSOL, Member
  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Member
  • International Association of Insurance Receivers, Accredited Insurance Receiver, Legal
  • Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, Midwest Chapter President
  • Society for International Affairs, Member
  • U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA)
  • Global Alliance of Travel + Tourism + Hospitality Attorneys (GATTHA), Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law, Bankruptcy Law and Intellectual Property & Computer Law Practice Sections
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Business Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Tort & Insurance Practice (Life Insurance Law Committee, Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance   Committee, and Insurance Regulation Committee, Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee); International Law & Practice (Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Customs Law, Russia-Eurasia Committee, International Trade Committee)

FBT Publications

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Kentucky World Trade Association
  • Bluegrass International Trade Association, Past President
  • Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation
  • Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Past Board Member
  • Barkley Woods Homeowners' Association, Past Board Member
  • Kentucky Middle School Football Association, President
  • Lexington Catholic Athletics Committee, Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Author: Kentucky Makes a Major InsurTech Overture, Drawing National Interest, Carrier Management, June 2019

Quoted: After Settling with States, Travel Insurance Companies Begin to Standardize Nationally, Travel Market Report, July 2018

Guest: Smart Regulation Enables Innovation Insurance Innovators Unscripted Podcast: April 2018

Presenter: Extended Warranty as a Tool to meet Growing Customer Expectations, ENG Automotive Warranty Management Conference, October 2017

Presenter: Nirvana It's Not: Understanding the Changes to the Affordable Care Act, AICP Annual Meeting, October 2017

Presenter: Compliance & Enforcement, The Things That Keep You Up at Night, Extended Warranty & Service Contracts Innovation Conference, September 2017

Author: Unfulfilled Promises: The Federal Government's Liability Under The ACA's Risk Corridor Program, The Insurance Receiver, Summer 2017

Presenter: The Post-Election Insurance Landscape: Washington, the States, and the NAIC, AICP Midwest Chapter Education Day, May 2017

Presenter: Inbound & Outbound U.S. Travel Protection Products Regulatory Update, International Travel and Health Insurance Conference (ITIC Americas), February 2017

Presenter: Sourcing from China - Strategies for Success, February 2011

Presenter: Exporting to a Foreign Country: Legal Considerations, 2011 Kentucky International Trade and Investment Conference, May 19, 2011

Presenter: Implementing the Agreement- Or, Making Sure You Get What You Bargained For, When You Bargained For It
Minnesota State Bar Association, April 2008

Presenter: The Net: Real or Imagined- How Guaranty Associations and Receivers Should Cooperate in Insurance Insolvencies
International Association of Insurance Receivers Annual Conference, February 2007

Presenter: Corporate Compliance, Insurance and Risk Management
Louisville Bar Association, June 2007

Presenter: International Trade Compliance in Global Employment Matters
September 2007

Presenter: The Challenges of China as an Exporter - A U.S. Perspective
16th Annual Multilaw Conference, Peoples Republic of China, October 20, 2006

Presenter: Export Controls & Issues
International Update Series, December 2002

Presenter: Internationalization of U.S. Commerce
Rotary Club, May 1993

Presenter: Legal Aspects of International Trade
Kentucky World Trade Convention, 1991

Presenter: U.S. - Canadian Free Trade Agreement
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, 1989

Insurance Regulation:

Author: Aspatore Thought Leadership
Insurance Law 2008:Top Lawyers On Trends & Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year

Author: Subprime and the Insurance Fallout
Business Lexington: March 2008

Author: Different Flavors of Insurance
Louisville Business First: March 2007

Author: Legal Perspectives of Risk Management
Inside the Minds: Legal Strategies for Insurance, Aspatore Publishing, 2005

Author: D'Oench, Duhme: A New Tool for Insurance Receivers to Help Protect Policyholders, Creditors and the Public
Life Insurance Law Committee, Tort & Insurance Practice, ABA, Spring 2002

Author: Captive Insurance & Risk Retention Groups
Health & Wellness Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 5

Trade Regulation:

Author: The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988
Legal Notes, December 1988

Co-Author: U.S. - Canadian Free Trade Agreement
B. Blair Crawford and Greg E. Mitchell
Going International - International Trade for the Nonspecialist, March 1989

Co-Author: 1992 Ogre or Opportunity
Greg E. Mitchell and Mike Campbell
Pittsburgh is our Business, September 1988

Other Contact Info




Angela Dragoo
T 859.244.7513