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Dykema Adds Leading Products Liability Attorney in Minneapolis

David Graham Brings Senior Experience in Food Law, Health Care and Medical Drug and Device Litigation

February 5, 2014

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of David P. Graham to its Products and Professional Liability/Pharmaceutical practice as senior counsel in the firm’s Minneapolis office. Prior to joining Dykema, Graham was a partner at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly in Minneapolis. 

Graham specializes in food law, FDA, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. He has represented food manufacturers in labeling, foodborne illness and regulatory matters. His experience includes representing food manufacturers in FDA, USDA and state agency investigations of safety issues, and negotiating with the FDA on food safety and labeling matters.

Graham has extensive experience in representing medical device and pharmaceutical companies in mass tort cases in multi-district jurisdictions, class actions and consolidated state court proceedings. Graham also has significant experience defending health care entities in False Claims Act litigation and governmental investigations.

“David brings true first-chair talents to our Litigation Department and Products Liability practice,” says Joe Roach, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Minneapolis office. “His understanding of the highly specialized realm of food law and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation strengthens our firm’s established credentials in these important practices.” 

Peter Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and CEO, notes, “David adds significant experience and genuine bench strength both to our growing Minneapolis office—which just celebrated its one-year anniversary—and to our highly regarded and nationally known products liability team.” 

Graham is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Products Liability and Health Law Sections and is a member and past chair of the MSBA’s Food, Drug and Device Law Section. Graham teaches Food Law at Hamline University School of Law and is a guest lecturer on the False Claims Act at the University of Minnesota School of Law.

He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a J.D. cum laude from Hamline University School of Law.