Special advisor McInnes Cooper
Over a 20-year period, Danny Graham has held senior positions in business, law, government and politics. He is currently a Special Advisor to McInnes Cooper on business matters and the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
He is an experienced litigator, having been lead counsel in cases at all levels of court, including before the Supreme Court of Canada. He was Vice President of the Canadian Bar Association in Nova Scotia, and was on the National Executive of the CBA Criminal Justice Section.
Danny has been a senior advisor on justice matters to Justice Canada and the United Nations Development Programme, as well as a consultant to the governments of Thailand, Jamaica and Ukraine.
In Nova Scotia, he is working with businesses, communities and government agencies on a variety of strategic matters – ranging from corporate social responsibility, to citizen engagement, to aboriginal rights and innovative leadership. He is currently Nova Scotia’s Chief Negotiator in the Made in Nova Scotia Process – the comprehensive rights reconciliation process amongst the Mi’kmaq, the Province and Canada.
Danny was the leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and the MLA for Halifax Citadel in the Nova Scotia Legislature. He was the founding chair of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program and Envision Halifax, and has been recognized by various organizations and news publications for his public and community leadership.