Ms. Graziano is a vigorous advocate for survivors of sexual assault and victims of discrimination, bullying, and other forms of harassment. She primarily litigates Title IX and negligence-based sexual misconduct actions and matters related to bullying in schools and universities. Ms. Graziano’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, drawing on her extensive experience in Title IX, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, products liability, business torts, and intellectual property law. Ms. Graziano has secured verdicts and settlements on behalf of plaintiffs assaulted or harassed at schools and universities, injured through use of defective products and exposure to toxic materials, and harmed as a result of medical negligence. Ms. Graziano has also counseled individuals and businesses on various intellectual property matters, including regulatory compliance and trademark issues.
Ms. Graziano has written and lectured on legal topics relating to products liability, personal injury, class actions, and mass torts. She is a nationally recognized leader in Title IX litigation and education, and has spoken at conferences and events dealing with Title IX-related issues and developments in the law.
Of particular note, Ms. Graziano served as lead counsel in the Buettner-Hartsoe et al. v. Baltimore Lutheran High School Association matter, the first case in the country in which the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of a private school was found to qualify the institution as a recipient of federal financial assistance for the purposes of Title IX. This landmark decision will undoubtedly impact the applicability of Title IX rules and regulations for private institutions that receive federal financial assistance in the form of tax exemptions for many years to come, ensuring the safety and protection of students at any institution, public or private, that receives federal aid.
Ms. Graziano was selected to the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2018 and was awarded a Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” award for litigation in 2020. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Trial Lawyers Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Christina earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Assumption University, where she majored in political science. Ms. Graziano has served as a member of Assumption University’s Board of Trustees.
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