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O'Donoghue, Graham

R. Graham F. O'Donoghue

Of Counsel*

*Foreign Qualified, Admitted to The New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar

Direct Tel: +44 20 7653 2036, Direct Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Graham O’Donoghue is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s London office.  He joined the firm in 2019.  Graham represents companies and individuals who are the target of government enforcement actions, investigations, and other inquiries. Graham works on matters ranging from allegations of bribery and corruption to securities and wire fraud to money laundering and related offenses.  Graham also conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients prior to the initiation of any government investigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Graham worked at HSBC Bank plc in the Global Internal Investigations Group.  While there, Graham conducted investigations into breaches of law, regulation, or policy with primary responsibility for issues arising in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Graham’s experience also includes work in the logistics and commodities trading industry.  He has spent five years living in the Middle East and has extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.  Earlier in his career Graham served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States in the White House under President George W. Bush. 

  • Graham’s representative clients include globally significant oil and gas companies, commodities trading and logistics firms, pharmaceutical conglomerates, and construction companies. Graham also represents the owners, directors, and senior managers of companies such as these.
  • Columbia Law School
  • (J.D., honors, 2006)
    • Columbia Law Review:
      • Articles Editor
  • Harvard University
  • (A.B., Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Dean’s List
  • The State Bar of New York
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Admitted in New York and the District of Columbia only (practicing under the direct supervision of a member of The Bar of England and Wales)
  • HSBC Holdings PLC:
    • Associate General Counsel – Global Internal Investigations Group, 2018-2019
  • HSBC Bank Middle East Limited:
    • Associate General Counsel & Regional Head for MENAT – Global Internal Investigations Group, 2016-2018
  • Saker Group:
    • Owner & Director, 2015-2016
  • Mina Group:
    • Group President & CEO, 2013-2015
  • Cambridge Place Advisors PLLC:
    • Attorney, 2011-2013
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP:
    • Associate, 2009-2011
  • The White House:
    • Associate Counsel to the President of the United States (previously Deputy Associate Counsel), 2007-2009
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2006-2007
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The American University of Central Asia