Elizabeth (“Beth”) Graham is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer, leading the firm’s complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice. Since 1989, she has dedicated her practice to complex mass tort and class action litigation.
Ms. Graham’s expertise spans the practice areas of mass tort, consumer fraud, product liability, environmental, and business torts. She has served as Lead Class Counsel in multi-million dollar cases, has acted as a member of various Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees in complex actions, and has prior experience as national defense coordination counsel in product liability litigation.
Ms. Graham is actively representing thousands of injured victims in various cases against major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Currently, Ms. Graham serves as Co-Lead on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and as Chair of the Law & Briefing Committee in In re Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2657), as Liaison Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee in In re Essure Product Cases (JCCP 4887) and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Power Morcellator Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2652). Ms. Graham is Co-Chair of the Law & Briefing Committee for In re Xarelto Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2592) and is a member of the Xarelto Bellwether Selection Committee.
Prior to joining G&E, Ms. Graham served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and represented victims in the In re Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Liability Litigation (California JCCP 4165). She has served as Lead Counsel on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in high profile class actions such as Borman Automotive v. American Honda Motor Corp. (MDL No. 1069), which resulted in a $435 million settlement; and litigation against Chrysler based on its Minivan Doorlatch failures and ABS brake defects. She has also represented hundreds of families injured by environmental contaminants, including radon, arsenic and rocket fuel, resulting in confidential settlements in excess of $25 million. Ms. Graham also has vast experience as a consultant to other mass tort firms that seek her advice in structuring their cases.
Ms. Graham is an accomplished speaker, often presenting at AAJ programs, Mass Torts Made Perfect programs, and Harris Martin conferences, and she recently presented at the January 2017 Masters of Mass Tort conference. Additionally, Ms. Graham is Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice Zofran Litigation Group, and is a member of the Publications Committee for the AAJ and a co-author of “Overcoming the Clear Evidence Defense,” published in the July 2016 issue of Trial magazine.
Prior to her representation of injured individuals, Ms. Graham worked for large product liability defense firms as national defense counsel and was a partner at prominent San Francisco area law firms.
Ms. Graham earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was named a St. Thomas More Scholar. She earned her B.A. from St. John’s University in 1987.