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Graham Cronogue

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Graham Cronogue is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Graham clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Practice Focus

Graham focuses on complex disputes. He has secured important victories in both state and federal courts throughout the country, and at all stages of the litigation process.

A former federal law clerk, Graham has deep experience in handling both business-to-business disputes and controversies with the United States Government. His private disputes practice focuses on breach of contract, business torts, including allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and employment litigation. A member of Baker McKenzie’s Trade Secrets Practice, Graham also regularly assists clients in protecting their intellectual property. He has assisted clients in seizing stolen materials and has obtained favorable rulings on both damages and injunctive relief.

Graham routinely handles disputes with the United States Government. He has successfully represented clients challenging agency actions under the Administrative Procedures Act, facing allegations under the False Claims Act, and opposing criminal indictments or forfeiture actions. Graham also uses his disputes experience to help clients proactively avoid these conflicts. To that end, he has assisted government contractors in submitting and negotiating bids, setting up compliance and training programs, and monitoring implementation. He has also led several internal investigations in response to government inquiries, internal reports, or news reports.

Corporate Responsibility

Graham maintains a robust civil and criminal pro bono practice. He recently obtained a favorable judgment in a fraud and breach of contract matter in the District of Columbia, won an injunction in another matter, authored a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of a criminal justice organization, and secured the release of a (now former) juvenile lifer. He was awarded High Honors from the District of Columbia for his pro bono efforts.


  • District of Columbia~United States
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit~United States
  • New York~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York~United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit~United States
  • New Jersey~United States
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey~United States


  • Duke University (J.D., magna cum laude) (2013)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. Peace, War, and Defense and Political Science (double major), with distinction) (2010)


  • English


Author, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Batson Challenges: A Capital Defendant’s Right to Use Statistics to Prove Racial Bias," University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review, publication forthcoming

Author, "Race and the Fourth Amendment: Why the Reasonable Person Analysis Should Include Race as a Factor," Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, 2015

Author, "State Prosecution of Terrorism and Rebellion: A Functional Examination of the Protection of Civilians and the Erosion of Sovereignty," Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (peer-reviewed), 2013

Author, "Rebels, Negligent Support, and State Accountability: Holding States Accountable for the Human Rights Violations of Armed Non-State Actors," Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, 2013

Author, "Responsibility to Protect: Syria, The Law, Politics and Future of Humanitarian Intervention Post-Libya," Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (peer-reviewed), 2012