CHRISTOPHER D. GREULICH, J.D.
Christopher D. Greulich (pronounced “Grah-Lick”) is a law clerk who came to Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC from the criminal division of the Utah County Attorney’s Office. In September 2021 he licensed as a Utah attorney. He graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Colorado State University, and earned his Juris Doctor from BYU Law School.
In his career, he has devoted substantial professional time to public service and the law. He served in the Office of General Counsel for the Defense Intelligence Agency, in Washington, DC, where, in conjunction with the NSA, NGA, DOJ, and other intelligence community partners, his work focused on increasing understanding about the current threat landscape and further developing an environment conducive to information sharing among allied nations.
Immediately preceding his time at DIA, Mr. Greulich clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, where he was assigned to the Violent Crimes Section of the Criminal Division. His work focused primarily on assisting the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council with criminal prosecution of suspected terrorists active in the United States, and he was part of the team that obtained a conviction against a suspect for smuggling fighter jet manuals out of the United States and into Russia.
Mr. Greulich is also a published scholar and staff editor for the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare. He focuses his research and writing on the intersection of emerging technologies and their impact on interpretations and future development of Public International Law, National Security Law, Intelligence Law, U.S. Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Cyber Law. His previous research interests have included the state-sponsored theft of intellectual property in cyberspace, the circumstances under which such theft might trigger a state’s right to self-defense, as well as separation of powers issues related to the nondelegation doctrine and the unilateral use of military force. In addition, he has conducted research on the American public’s right to privacy and how it relates to – and may be altered by – modern-day technological threats from foreign intelligence agencies.
During law school, he clerked for the Honorable Lynn W. Davis in the Fourth District Court of Utah, and volunteered his time at the Timpanogos Legal Clinic, a public service organization that provides free legal advice and legal document preparation for victims of domestic violence and low-income persons. He also served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for BYU’s Military and National Security Club, and he was a lead editor on BYU’s Journal of Public Law for two years.
Prior to law school, Mr. Greulich served as a sworn law enforcement officer in Wyoming, and he has been a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2004. During his time in the Coast Guard, he has served in numerous positions including three years as the National Division Chief of Recruitment and Retention, various assignments as a Division Staff Officer, multiple tours as Vice Flotilla Commander, and he was operationally significant in the Coast Guard’s preparation for the apprehension of Javier Arellano-Felix, the notorious head of the Tijuana Cartel in Mexico. For his efforts, he has earned more than 20 commendations, including a Presidential Unit Citation from President George W. Bush for his work in response to Hurricane Katrina, in 2006.
Mr. Greulich is happily married to his wife, Jen, and they have three children. Together, they are avid fans of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and they enjoy traveling to coastal locations, camping in the woods, and motorcycle riding in the mountains.