USD School of Law Alumnus Erik Greupner ‘04 (JD) Named CEO of the San Diego Padres

Erik Greupner ‘04 (JD) Named CEO of the San Diego Padres

Erik Greupner

SAN DIEGO (February 3, 2021) - The San Diego Padres have promoted University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Alumnus Erik Greupner, ‘04 (JD), to the role of chief executive officer. He has signed his contract through the 2026 season. Greupner joined the Padres in 2010. He oversees the Padres' business operations and leads the growth and development of the Padres' business culture.

Greupner served as president of business operations for the Padres from December 2018 through December 2020, and chief operating officer from November 2016 through November 2018, directing all day-to-day management for its business operations. He previously held various posts with the Padres, having initially joined the organization in December 2010 as senior vice president, general counsel.

Prior to joining the Padres, Greupner worked with the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from University of San Diego School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College.

Greupner was the 2018 Commencement Speaker for the USD School of Law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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