Gary P. Graphia

Gary P. Graphia

Kean Miller LLP
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • Louisiana
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Gary Graphia is Of Counsel to Kean Miller LLP. He re-joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the business, corporate, and litigation strategy groups. A partner in the firm until 1999, Gary served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW/now CB&I) from 1999 until 2007. After building and managing one of the largest corporate legal departments in the region, he was elevated to Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategy where he was responsible for a number of administrative and functional departments. During his tenure, Gary oversaw a number of high profile projects including Shaw's acquisition of Stone & Webster, the company's acquisition of IT Group, and Shaw's investment in Westinghouse. In 2008 he became the company's Chief Operating Officer until he retired from the company in May 2012.

Gary has effectively and creatively managed regional, national, and global projects involving teams of in-house counsel, outside counsel, corporate leadership, major financial institutions, Wall Street banks, global accounting and audit professionals, insurers, and credit rating agencies. He has overseen numerous corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and public capital market transactions.

Gary most recently served his home state of Louisiana as Executive Counsel to Governor Bobby Jindal.

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (1991)
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
B.S. (1984) | Finance
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Kean Miller LLP
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Executive Counsel
Office of the Governor, State of Louisiana
General Counsel
The Shaw Group, Inc (now CB&I) COO
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Gary P. Graphia's Website Profile
Kean Miller LLP Website
Louisiana Law Blog
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 387-0999
Cell: (225) 389-3729
Fax: (225) 388-9133