David Graham
Senior Counsel

dgraham@gardner.law
O: 651.393.6487
M: 612.499.4149

David Graham focuses on product liability, health law and food law litigation and counseling. He also works with clients in the food, cannabis, and psychedelics industries with regulatory matters, labeling and advertising, recalls, and food borne illness investigations and defense. David's focus in the health care area is defending entities in false claims act cases and other allegations of fraud.

David teaches food law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, the University of Minnesota School of Law, and is the chair of the Mitchell Hamline Food Law Center.

Representative Experience

  • Litigation
  • Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate and Critical Motions
  • Pro Bono
  • Class Action Defense
  • Healthcare Compliance

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law (St. Paul, MN)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Religion, St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
  • Post-graduate study of Religion, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Bar Admissions and Qualifications

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Arkansas, Western District of Washington, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit and Federal Circuit
  • U.S Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law Food Law Center Advisory Board, Founding Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Benefactor Board Co-Chair

Faculty Appointments

  • FDA and Food Law Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School - Food, Drug and Device Law

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale- Hubbell