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David Graham

Senior Counsel
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Dykema

Minnesota, USA
    Local Time: Friday 08:14

Practice Expertise

  • Business & Commercial
  • Appellate
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cannabis Law

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Business & Commercial
  • Cannabis Law
  • Food & Beverage
  • Appellate and Complex Motion Practice
  • FDA Regulatory
  • Government Investigations and Corporate ...
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Product Liability
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Profile

David P. Graham is a member of the Products and Professional Liability Practice Group in Dykema's Minneapolis office. Mr. Graham defends products liability litigation for clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and food and cannabis industries. He leads the firm's Food & Beverage Industry Group and advises food companies in FDA and USDA labeling, advertising, and safety matters. He also defends health care clients in False Claims Act cases, government investigations related to allegations of fraud and long-term care malpractice claims. Mr. Graham represents clients in multi-district litigation, class actions, and consolidated state court proceedings, and in matters adverse to the FDA and USDA. Mr. Graham is also a member of Dykema's Cannabis Practice Group and advises on regulatory issues related to cannabis. Mr. Graham defends companies in employment termination and discrimination cases. He has litigated and tried several cases to verdict in state and federal court.

Mr. Graham is a member of Dykema's pro bono committee and serves on the benefactor board of the Volunteer Lawyers Network in Minneapolis.

In addition, Mr. Graham teaches Food Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and is Founding Chair of the Food Law Center Advisory Board.

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1987

Education
Hamline University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
   Hamline Law Review,
    Managing Editor
   Hamline Journal of Law and
    Religion, Student Editor
   Moot Court St. Olaf College, B.A.
   St. Andrews University
   (Scotland), Junior Year Vanderbilt University
   Post-graduate study in
    Religion
   North American Ministries
    Scholar

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Business & Commercial
  • Cannabis Law
  • Food & Beverage
  • Appellate and Complex Motion Practice
  • FDA Regulatory
  • Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Product Liability

Professional Career



Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Product Liability and Health Law Sections, Member

MSBA Food and Drug Law Section, Chair

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Product Liability and Medical Device Committees

International Association of Defense Counsel

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Benefactor Board Co-Chair

Equity Stripping Task Force, Member

Seminars
Minnesota CLE Labor & Employment Law Institute
November 29, 2012


MSBA Food, Drug and Device Law Seminar
May 3, 2012

Articles

Additional Articles"Challenging FDA;s Discretionary Authority" Co-Author
April 2012
Law360

"A Little 'Guidance': All You Need for Preemption?" Co-Author
February 2012
Law360

"Tackling Childhood Obesity, Slimming 1st Amendment" Co-Author
October 2011
Law360

"Claiming Breach of Warranty in Food Labeling Cases" Co-Author
May 2011
Law360

"Questionable Consumer Fraud Cases in Food Industry"
January 2011
Law360

"The Fight Over Food Labeling and Free Speech"
November 2010
Law360

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