Daniel Graham is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Chicago office, and is an adjunct member of the Corporate and Construction Practice Groups. Dan is also a member of Clark Hill's e-discovery thought leadership team. He has represented several clients relating to their various legal disputes, as well as business formation issues, including:
• Breach of Contract
• Class Action Defense
• Commercial Litigation
• Employment Matters
• Estate Litigation
• Product Liability
• Shareholder & Limited Liability
• Tortious Interference
• Trade Secret
• Trust & Hedge Fund Liquidation and Litigation
Dan’s client list is extensive. It includes broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and other affiliated entities in the securities industry, public entities, private companies, airlines, banks, general contractors, product manufacturers and technology consulting firms. Moreover, he has experience in developing e-commerce initiatives, negotiating and drafting custom-design software development and license agreements, web development, and hosting agreements, cloud computing, as well as large-scale ERP, CRM, SCM, BI, and ASP implementation agreements. Dan also has extensive commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation experience in the areas of custom software design, non-competition, trade secret, and software licenses. He was appointed a Special Attorney General for the State of Colorado to assist its Department of Education in the resolution of a major software license and implementation dispute.
Dan balances his practice with counseling entrepreneurs on the formation of their businesses and providing strategic vision to help them achieve their goals, with a particular emphasis on internet-based business models.
Dan is a founding and active member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Committee and Cyber Law Committee. He has acted as the CLC’s Vice Chair (2005-2006) and as Chairperson (2006-2007), Dan was a drafter of Cook County’s Local Rule 20, Major Case Court-Directed Mediation. Moreover, Dan was appointed a member of the Seventh Circuit’s E-discovery Pilot Program (2009), which drafted the Principles and Standing Order, currently in use in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin District Courts. Dan has also presented several seminars, which include:
Dan is active in public service. He has served as Chairman of the Howard Street store-front legal clinic for the Chicago Volunteer Services and has been a panel attorney for the over 22 years. He has coached local law school Moot Court teams and has been a judge for the ABA National Moot Court Competition for ten years.
Dan has also been published: