Mr. Graf concentrates principally on representing Relators (i.e., Whistleblowers ) in cases under the federal and state False Claims Acts involving fraud against the Government in the defense and aerospace industry and in the medical and healthcare industry.
Mr. Graf has also represented both corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of litigation involving insurance coverage, fiduciary liabilities under ERISA, securities (Rule 10b-5) matters, environmental tort and pollution claims, as well as general business related litigation involving contracts and the sale and acquisition of business enterprises. He previously served as general counsel of Cannon Films and has litigation and transactional experience in a variety of entertainment matters.
Mr. Graf successfully represented the principal source of spring water for one of the major U.S. bottled water companies in a multimillion dollar claim against the United States under the federal Tort Claims Act. He is presently defending one of the largest landowners in Southern California in a class action brought by municipal water purveyors over allocation of water rights in northern Los Angeles County and southern Kern County that is a complex coordinated proceeding by the California Judicial Counsel. Mr. Graf also has extensive experience in the field of maritime law, having represented several major shipping companies, particularly in the trans Pacific trade.
•Highest AV Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
•Former Adjunct Professor of Law
•The State Bar of California
•New York Bar Association
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