Law School/Year: Cornell Law School, 1974
College/Year: Cornell University, 1971
California; New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second, Ninth and 11th Circuits; numerous Federal District Courts
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation
Grauer specializes in securities and health care litigation. He has handled numerous securities litigations for both San Diego companies and Fortune 500 companies, including cases for PacifiCare Health Systems, Gateway Computer, Neurocrine Biosciences, Maxim Pharmaceuticals, StarTek, Sequenom and numerous others. Grauer has successfully argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.
Grauer began his legal career at Dewey Ballantine in New York and was then appointed by the Attorney General of the United States as a federal prosecutor, where he specialized in complex fraud investigations. He then became a partner at Gray Cary, and in 1998 became a partner at Cooley LLP in San Diego. He served as the national chairman of Cooley’s Securities Litigation Practice.
Grauer has been extremely active in bar association activities. He served for 21 years, from 1989 to 2010, as the chair of the Standing Committee on Discipline for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He is co-chair of the ABA’s Sub-Committee on IPO Securities Litigation and has written numerous articles on securities litigation. Grauer is a Lawyer Representative to the 9th circuit Judicial Conference and a San Diego Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
Grauer lives in the Del Mar area with his wife, Lana, a Ph.D. in biochemistry who has worked at some of San Diego’s leading biotechnology companies. His oldest daughter Kristen recently graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. His youngest daughter Kimberly is a graduate student at Oxford University specializing in political theory.