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Edward M. Grauman

Principal


98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
Austin

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B., Political Science, 1996; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2003, cum laude; Harvard Human Rights Journal, 2001-2003)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Texas
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern District of Texas; Western District of Texas; Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York; District of Colorado
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
Languages
Languages
  • Spanish

Edward M. Grauman’s practice focuses on high-stakes, complex commercial and environmental litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He works with clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including chemicals, consumer products, financial services, high tech, insurance, media, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, security services, and telecommunications. His experience across industries and subject-matter areas gives him a deep understanding of the business considerations involved in large-scale disputes and enables him to provide clients with sound strategic and tactical advice.

A substantial part of Mr. Grauman’s commercial-litigation practice focuses on representing policyholders in insurance-coverage disputes and on issues of director and officer indemnification. He also offers experience in antitrust, business-tort, contract, and securities matters.

With respect to environmental matters, Mr. Grauman litigates cases arising under CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, and state law. He also advises clients on environmental regulatory issues, including recent state efforts to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing in natural-gas extraction. Proficient in Spanish, he counsels clients with operations in Latin America on environmental legal issues in the region.

Mr. Grauman’s recent matters include:

  • Defending a Bermuda company from a claim by a former director who, despite having been convicted of securities fraud, sought indemnity from the company in a number of underlying securities actions. The representation resulted in a settlement favorable to the client.
  • Representing a security-services company in two federal lawsuits seeking multimillion-dollar insurance recoveries for losses stemming from warehouse fires, including work on appeals in both matters.
  • Obtaining a victory for a municipality in a AAA arbitration arising from a contract to construct a waste-to-ethanol facility.
  • Defending a company in a lawsuit by a former officer and director alleging breach of an employment contract, including work on an appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Obtaining a dismissal, both in federal district court and on appeal to the Second Circuit, of a CERCLA action seeking contribution for a $50 million cleanup of an allegedly contaminated lead smelter and mining area.
  • Defending a chemical company in a CERCLA action seeking recovery of costs allegedly incurred to clean up hazardous waste at a chemical-manufacturing facility.
  • Representing a petroleum refiner as an intervenor in a citizen suit challenging EPA’s handling of the company’s permit under Title V of the Clean Air Act.
  • Defending a product-liability action related to alleged groundwater contamination from a gasoline additive.
  • Defending a computer-software company in a multibillion-dollar federal antitrust suit alleging monopolization of the market for personal-computer operating systems, including work on an appeal to the Fourth Circuit and a certiorari petition filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. [1]

Mr. Grauman’s active pro bono practice focuses on asylum matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Walls of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.


[1] This work was done at a previous law firm.

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