Mr. Graham's environmental and energy law practice has specifically included representation before regulatory agencies, before courts, and among private parties concerning (i) the location, siting, licensing, permitting, and remediation of plants and facilities; (ii) toxic torts and environmental, health, and safety impacts pertaining to industrial, residential, and commercial developments; (iii) the applicability of federal and state statutes to disputes involving the operation and/or sale of businesses and real estate; (iv) the handling of petroleum spills and industrial accidents; and (v) insurance coverage for environmental claims. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, park districts, and citizens groups.
In addition to having a comprehensive environmental and energy law practice, Mr. Graham has broad experience in all types of contractual and business tort disputes, RICO and fraud litigation, securities litigation, and litigation involving the legal protection of computer software, trade secrets, and proprietary rights. He has represented clients in trial, regulatory, and transactional settings before federal and state courts and agencies across the country. He has also handled appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Illinois Supreme Court, the South Dakota Supreme Court, and numerous other federal and state appellate courts.
Mr. Graham’s broad range of experience also extends to civil rights matters. His cases have involved commercial speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, fair housing, disability rights, prisoners' rights, criminal procedure and the death penalty. He has also represented the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District in cases involving allegations of discrimination in hiring, firing, and compliance with federal court consent decrees.
Mr. Graham also has extensive experience in class action litigation. He has successfully defended numerous cases brought as class actions in federal courts throughout the country. He has also successfully represented plaintiff classes in federal civil rights, RICO, and consumer fraud actions, and has developed extensive experience in the enforcement of and the defense of federal consent decrees in class action cases.
Finally, Mr. Graham has served as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of commercial and civil litigation disputes. He has also served as an expert witness in litigation involving allegations of attorney malpractice.