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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 transnational and international disputes. He has secured important victories throughout the United States and abroad. A former federal law clerk, Graham has deep experience in handling both business-to-business disputes and controversies with the United States Government and other sovereigns.

His private disputes practice covers contract disputes, fraud and bribery allegations, arbitrations, employment litigation, and shareholder claims. 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 and other regulators. He has successfully represented clients conducting internal investigations, 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 obtained a favorable judgment in a fraud and breach of contract matter in the District of Columbia, won an injunction in another matter in North Carolina, 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

Co-author, "Shift In China's Trade Secret Law Levels The Playing Field," Law360, 15 July 2022

Co-author, "Legal Professional Privilege and Professional Secrecy in the US (New York and California): Overview," Thomson Reuters, Practical Law, March 2022

Co-author, "Five Key Takeaways from the White House Strategy on Countering Corruption," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, December 2021

Co-author, "Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, December 2021

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