Michael Graham is the former Senior Corporate Counsel, Global Director of Intellectual Property for Expedia, in Bellevue, Washington. He has practiced intellectual property law, representing corporations, startups, individuals, and artists for over 28 years in all areas of trademark, copyright, Internet, and related Intellectual Property law.
Before joining Expedia in 2014, he was a partner at the Chicago IP Law Firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP, and previously at Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione. He began his own firm, Gnosis IP Law, P.C. in 2004 before joining Expedia, Inc.
He is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Constituency and has written and spoken widely on a range of trademark, copyright, and Internet IP topics before Intellectual property organizations, business groups, and companies. In addition, he was recently Co-Director of DePaul University College of Law’s Technology & Intellectual Property Clinic.Technology & Intellectual Property Clinic He has served as a member of the Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice and Competition working group and implementation review group, and served as Vice Chair of the Policy and Implementation Non-PDP Working Group of the GNSO. He is the Associate Chair of the 2023 NomCom and was a 2021 NomCom delegate as well.
- J.D. - Fordham University School of Law
- M.A. English - Ohio University
- B.S.Ed. Secondary English and Speech - Miami University.
Awards and Honors
Graham was awarded a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating, was named Recommended Individual Attorney among World’s Top 1000 Lawyers by World Trademark Review in 2013, was named a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Advertising & Media Law, Computer & Technology Law, and Intellectual Property Law, and was named a "Super Lawyer" in 2005 and 2014.
Graham is a member of the National Ski Patrol, and a Slope Leader in the Ski Patrol, at Wilmot Mountain Wisconsin. He is also an accomplished musician, playing in a country/bluegrass/old-time band called "Crow Island", and was the bassist for a basement cover band called Dads Gone Bad. He is also a published poet and essayist, and avid concert-goer and volunteer Lead and Staff for music festival ADA Access Programs.