Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
212-554-1400 (firm) 
212-554-1444 (firm fax) 

Mr. Graziano, an experienced trial attorney, has taken a leading role in a number of major securities fraud class actions over the past twenty years on behalf of institutional investors and hedge funds nationwide. These high profile cases include In re Schering-Plough Corp./ENHANCE Sec. Litig. (D.N.Y) (total recoveries of $688 million); In re Raytheon Sec. Litig. (D. Mass.) (total recoveries in excess of $460 million); In re Refco Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) (total recoveries in excess of $400 million); In re MicroStrategy, Inc. Sec. Litig. (E.D. Va.) (total recoveries in excess of $150 million); In re Bristol Myers Squibb Co. Sec. Litig.(S.D.N.Y.) (total recovery of $125 million); and In re New Century (C.D. Cal.) (total recoveries of approximately $125 million).

Featured consistently in prominent industry rankings as a leading attorney in the field, observers, peers and adversaries recognize Mr. Graziano as "a wonderfully talented lawyer with excellent judgment" and "a smart, aggressive lawyer who works hard for his clients" (Chambers USA); an attorney who performs "top quality work" (Benchmark Litigation); and a "highly effective litigator" (US Legal500). He is also regularly named as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as aNew York Super Lawyer.  Most recently, he was named one of three Legal MVPs in the nation by Law360 for his work in class actions.

Mr. Graziano is a member of the firm's Management Committee. He has previously served as the President of the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys, and has served as a member of the Financial Reporting Committee and the Securities Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Graziano served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Graziano regularly lectures on securities fraud litigation and shareholder rights.



  • New York University School of Law, 1991, J.D., cum laude
  • New York University - The College of Arts and Science, 1988, B.A., cum laude, Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


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