Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Colorado

Selected Experience

  • Representation of owners, buyers, and sellers of commercial and residential real estate in contract and other property-related disputes
  • Representation of employers and employees in non-compete and trade secrets litigation
  • Representation of an independent sales organization in fraud and other business tort claims against former vendor
  • Defense of a publicly traded oil and gas company against antitrust claims, including price-fixing and bid rigging allegations
  • Defense of a plaintiff’s law firm against professional liability claim
  • Representation of a utility company in federal court against business tort claims
  • Representation of a federal inmate in Seventh Circuit appeal
  • Representation of a healthcare organization in internal investigation into alleged fraud and anti-kickback issues
  • Representation of a health system against claims by Federal Trade Commission relating to merger
  • Representation of an auto insurer in the defense of federal Multi-District Litigation proceeding by auto collision repair shops accusing eighty different auto insurers of conspiring to deflate repair costs

Honors & Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020-21)

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Carbolic Committee Co-Chair, 2019-2021)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (Class of 2020)
  • Young Leaders Council (Class 74)

Civic Activities

  • Girls on the Run, Middle Tennessee (Board Member, 2020-present; Vice President and Secretary, 2021-present)

Grace represents clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. She has experience in a wide range of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business tort claims, enforcement of non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets claims, as well as shareholder and corporate governance disputes. She also has experience in internal and regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, antitrust matters, professional malpractice defense, and insurance coverage matters. Grace’s experience prior to joining Sims|Funk included working in the Chicago office of the international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP.

Grace received her undergraduate degree with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a captain of the women’s tennis team. She holds a Master of Science degree in Philosophy and Public Policy with Merit Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Following completion of her Masters, Grace graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she was president of the Moot Court Appellate Board. After graduating from law school, Grace completed a fellowship in the Federal Litigation Unit of the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Recent News

Funk and Sims Recognized by Chambers 2022

Once again, Chambers USA recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as leading lawyers in Tennessee. The firm was also recognized as one of the top commercial litigation firms in Tennessee. Chambers USA is a leading directory of lawyers and law firms. Chambers bases its annual rankings on in-depth market analysis and independent research.

Funk and Fox Present Non-Compete and Trade Secrets CLE

Sam Funk and Grace Fox recently presented a CLE for the Nashville Bar Association entitled, “Developments Within Non-Compete and Trade Secrets.”  During it, they discussed issues concerning noncompete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. They also discussed the implications of an important recent opinion from the Tennessee Court of Appeals, captioned HCTec Partners, LLC v. Crawford, et […]

Peal Named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation

Rob Peal recently received the designation of Fellow from the Nashville Bar Foundation. The Nashville Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program was established as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Fellows are selected by their peers, and each class is limited to 2% of the bar in […]

O’Neill and Fox Receive NBA Awards

Michael O’Neill and Grace Fox recently received awards from the Nashville Bar Association. O’Neill received the NBA President’s Award. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service, leadership, and dedication to the NBA. Specifically, O’Neill was recognized for his work on the NBA’s Notable Trial Court Opinion newsletter. Fox received the President’s […]

Super Lawyers recognizes Sims|Funk attorneys as top-rated in Nashville

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized several Sims|Funk attorneys in its list of top lawyers for 2021. Sam Funk and Scott Sims have been named to its top 50 lawyers in Nashville and its top 100 lawyers in Tennessee. Rob Peal has been named a Super Lawyer for 2021. Gil Schuette, Mark Donnell, Mark Lenihan, and […]