Beveridge & Diamond PC has announced that it has promoted Edward Grauman to principal in its Austin office.
Prior to the promotion, he worked as an associate at the firm for three years, gaining experience in complex commercial, insurance recovery, and environmental litigation.
His clients come from various industries including chemicals, consumer products, financial services and telecommunications. Grauman also spends time representing policyholders in insurance-coverage disputes and officer indemnification. Grauman has background in antitrust, business-tort, contract and security matters.
Among the recent matters he has been involved in are:
- Defending a Bermuda company from a claim by a former director who, despite having been convicted of securities fraud, sought indemnity from the company in a number of underlying securities actions. The representation resulted in a settlement favorable to the client.
- Representing a security services company in two federal lawsuits seeking multimillion-dollar insurance recoveries for losses stemming from warehouse fires, including work on appeals in both matters. One of the suits settled favorably; the other is pending.
- Obtaining a victory for a municipality in a AAA arbitration arising from a contract to construct a waste-to-ethanol facility.
- Defending a company in a lawsuit by a former officer and director alleging breach of an employment contract, including work on an appeal to the Second Circuit.
- Obtaining a dismissal in federal district court of a CERCLA action seeking contribution for a $50 million cleanup of a contaminated facility, and representing the client in a pending appeal to the Second Circuit.
- Defending a chemical company in a CERCLA action seeking recovery of costs allegedly incurred to clean up hazardous waste at a chemical-manufacturing facility.
- Representing a petroleum refiner as an intervenor in a citizen suit challenging EPA’s handling of the company’s permit under Title V of the Clean Air Act.
- Defending a product-liability action related to alleged groundwater contamination from a gasoline additive.
- Defending a computer-software company in a multibillion-dollar federal antitrust suit alleging monopolization of the market for personal-computer operating systems, including work on an appeal to the Fourth Circuit and a certiorari petition filed in the U.S. Supreme Court