Richard Graham | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Richard Graham
Richard Graham

Richard Graham

Counsel, New York

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Mr. Graham is a member of the Firm's Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group in New York, having recently returned from the Firm's Hamburg office. He focuses his practice on chapter 11 proceedings, multinational bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructuring transactions. He has extensive experience representing both debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases. Current and recent matters in which Mr. Graham has been involved include the representation of lenders in the HomeBanc Mortgage bankruptcy and of various aircraft finance parties in the Northwest Airlines Corporation chapter 11 case.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Graham practiced from 2002–2005 as an associate at the New York office of another leading international law firm, where he was involved in representing chapter 11 debtors WorldCom, Inc., Sunbeam Corporation and International Wire Group, Inc., as well as numerous creditors and investors in other cases. Mr. Graham has also provided bankruptcy-related consumer finance law advice to large credit institutions.

Before moving to New York, Mr. Graham clerked for Chief Judge Philip H. Brandt of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington and, still earlier, for Judge Lee M. Jackwig of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Mr. Graham was an active duty officer in the United States Army from 1991–1996 and remains a reserve member of the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Washington State Bar


  • JD, University of Washington School of Law
  • BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


  • English
  • German



  • Part IV (UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code) of the four-part treatise, European Insolvency Regulation, ed. K. Pannen, De Gruyter 2007, (co-author with Evan Hollander)
  • US Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Defer to Law of Foreign Main Proceeding, International Corporate Rescue, January 2012, (co-author with Evan Hollander)
  • US Bankruptcy Court Rules on Extraterritorial Scope of Automatic Stay Arising upon Recognition of Foreign Main Proceeding, International Corporate Rescue, October 2011, (co-author with Evan Hollander)
  • Enforcement by US Courts of Releases Granted in Foreign Insolvency Proceedings, International Corporate Rescue, Vol. 8, Issue 4, August 2011, Co-author with Evan Hollander
  • Is Getting US Recognition of an Off-Shore Fund Insolvency Proceeding Now Almost Impossible?, Law360, August 2008