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David F. Graham

David F. Graham

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


DAVID F. GRAHAM is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He also serves as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice, including representing defendants in the landmark Supreme Court decision in Tellabs, inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd. (2007).

Mr. Graham’s practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis on the defense of securities fraud, antitrust and consumer class actions. He also frequently advises boards of directors on fiduciary and other issues, and represents companies and directors in M&A litigation, shareholder derivative actions and special committee investigations. Mr. Graham has tried numerous matters in a wide variety of settings throughout the nation, including jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has also argued dozens of appellate cases. 

Mr. Graham is ranked by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America and numerous other publications, and has previously been named to BTI Consulting’s “Client Service All-Star” team.

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