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MICHAEL A. GRAHAM

Professional Summary

Mr. Graham has handled civil litigation in both federal and California courts. His primary focus has concerned complex toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and breast implant litigation for Fortune 500 corporations. Moreover, he has also represented several international pharmaceutical corporations in general product liability litigation.

Mr. Graham has started several jury trials as first-chair and tried three of those jury trials to verdict.  In addition, Mr. Graham has argued numerous appeals before the California First District, Second District, and Third District Appellate Circuits, as well as the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.  

In addition to his experience with toxic tort and products liability litigation, he has extensive experience in defending employment/labor cases. He has counseled private and public employers in matters involving employment-litigation and provided general labor and employment law advice. Additionally, Mr. Graham has tried employment discrimination cases in various administrative proceedings. He has also conducted on-site sexual harassment investigations and provided sexual harassment training to supervisors and non-supervisory employees.

Mr. Graham received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1991 and his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995. He also attended the University of Vienna, Austria, and is proficient in the German language.

Mr. Graham was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Graham’s present practice focuses on overseeing pre-trial work and conducting trials in the defense of claims relating to asbestos personal injury and wrongful death claims, products liability claims, accident injury claims, and employment law claims. Mr. Graham is the overseeing Partner for the employment law cases defended by Pond North LLP.

Mr. Graham is a Partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office but splits his time with significant work in the San Francisco office.

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