Melanie Bork Graham, Esq., M.P.H., CIPP/US

Philadelphia Employment Lawyer, Melanie Bork Graham, Esq.
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Practice Areas:

Health and business law, including data security and privacy, entity formation and structuring, regulatory compliance, contracts and transactional matters, commercial litigation.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Law School:  

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Outstanding Oral Advocate, Trial Advocacy


Temple University, magna cum laude, Phi  Beta Kappa


  • White Horse Village, CARF accredited CCRC, Board of Directors; Nominating Committee, Chair; Governance Committee; Risk and Compliance Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member; Prior Co-Chair, Philadelphia KnowledgeNet 2016-2018
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • PA eHealth Authority, Member, Privacy and Security Committee, Super Protected Data Workgroup, 2015
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Judicial Board, Member 2012-2015

Honors and Awards: 

Melanie Bork Graham has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2016. View Ms. Graham’s Super Lawyers profile here.


Melanie Bork Graham is the firm’s Health Law and Data Privacy practice lead.  She concentrates her practice on counseling small to medium sized businesses and health care providers, with an emphasis on HIPAA and information privacy and security.  Ms. Graham has extensive experience in contractual litigation and risk shifting mechanisms, having represented clients in state and federal courts nationwide. In addition to her commercial focus, Ms. Graham also has significant experience resolving insurance coverage disputes including duty to defend, business interruption, priority of coverage, additional insured and vendors’ endorsements issues.  Ms. Graham’s multi-pronged practice enables her to take a holistic approach to her client’s issues.

Ms. Graham earned her Master of Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University in 2017.  Ms. Graham is certified as a CIPP/US with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, certifying her understanding of privacy and data protection law and practice in the United States.

Speaking Engagements:

Lawline, Continuing Legal Education, Drug Supply Chain Security Act: Statutory requirements and a uniform national policy, Co-presenter, 2018.

LawLine, Continuing Legal Education, HIPAA: How to Avoid Becoming an Accidental Business Associate, Co-presenter, 2017.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Philadelphia Chapter Fall Conference, Continuing Privacy Education, Maintaining Compliance: HIPAA in a HITECH World, Co-Presenter 2015.

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Continuing Privacy Education, Women Leading Privacy, Panelist, 2015.

HIPAA Seminar Series, Buying Into the Cloud: HIPAA Security Fundamentals, Presenter, 2014.

HIPAA Seminar Series, Compliance Checklist: 2015 Audit Season, Presenter, 2014.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Continuing Professional Education, New HIPAA/HITECH Rules: Is Your Firm in Compliance?, Co-Presenter, 2014.

Marino Legal Academy, Continuing Legal Education, Lawyers as Business Associates, Co-Presenter, 2014.

Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Continuing Legal Education, Introduction to Reinsurance, Presenter, 2009.

Insurance Society of Philadelphia, Continuing Legal Education, Reservation of Rights, Presenter, 2007.