Robert Graham is a Principal Attorney in Offit Kurman’s Commercial Litigation practice group. He specializes in representing a wide range of federal grantees, including affordable housing providers, community health centers and other organizations that provide services to populations in need. Mr. Graham has extensive litigation experience, including trial, appellate and administrative representation.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Graham served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Eugene E. Siler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Some of Mr. Graham’s recent matters include:
- Serving as counsel in numerous engagements for federal grantees in audits, investigations, appeals and suspensions/debarments
- Representing housing authority receivers in Washington, D.C., Chester, PA, and Kansas City, MO
- Numerous suits against the United States under the Administrative Procedure Act
- Obtaining a multi-million-dollar recovery from a state Medicaid program for community health centers
- Defending against a Fair Housing Act challenge to a $160 million public housing revitalization project resulting in a successful verdict
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Presenter, RAD Issues on the HUD Inspector General’s Radar, HDLI Spring Conference, Arlington, VA, May 2018.
- Presenter, Front Burner Fair Housing Issues – Legal Treatment of Transgendered Persons & Gender Identity, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, National Origin and Disparate Impact Liability, and More! – Housing and Development Law Institute 2017 Spring Legal Conference, Washington, DC, May 2017
- Regular presenter on federal grants issues for Lorman Education Services
- Federally-Qualified Health Centers: From Safety Net Provider to Cornerstone of Health Reform? (co-author), 8 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 29 (Oct. 2014)
- Clinical Research Compliance Manual (co-author), Chapter 5 “Overview of Federal Grants Administration,” Aspen Publishers (2006)
- Clinical Research Compliance Manual (co-author), Chapter 7 “Key Grants Management and Accounting Issues,” Aspen Publishers (2006)
- Note, “The Constitution, The Legislature, and Unfair Surprise: Toward a Reliance-Based Approach to the Contract Clause,” 92 Mich. L. Rev. 398 (1993)