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Stephen Graeff has over forty years of experience in handling criminal and civil disputes, including the defense of complex white-collar corporate investigations and prosecutions, commercial litigation, and dispute resolution. Drawing on his experience with the United States Department of Justice’s General Crimes and Frauds Sections and the New York State Attorney General’s Office of the Special Prosecutor, as well as acting as outside general counsel for ongoing business concerns, Stephen has developed a diverse legal skill set necessary to navigate the complex and overlapping issues confronting today’s businesses... and their principals.

In addition to acting as a Special Assistant Attorney General in New York State while at the Justice Department, Stephen served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.


  • Highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell


  • American University, BA in Political Science and Government Affairs
  • George Washington University, JD with honors


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia State Courts
  • Maryland State Courts
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Courts

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