Andrea Graef has always worked at the intersection of law and business. Trained in both civil and common law legal systems, she brings her global view, business acumen and experience on international transactional issues to The Grady Firm. Ms. Graef earned her law degree from the Universidad de Las Americas Puebla in Mexico, and a Master of Laws LL.M degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in Los Angeles, California. She also studied at the prestigious L’Université Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France and the Ludwig Maximilan Universität in Munich, Germany.


Prior to joining The Grady Firm, Ms. Graef counseled international trade companies on cross-border issues, earned extensive immigration experience, and continued her legal education in intellectual property and business law. She also worked onsite at a Fortune 100 Tech Company in California. In 2014, Ms. Graef co-founded an international consulting company and as an entrepreneur herself, is aware of the importance of understanding how business is done locally. Ms. Graef approaches every case from an international, interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.


Ms. Graef is fluent in Spanish and German, and proficient in French and Italian.



  • Business Law

  • Immigration Law

  • International Law



  • Spanish (native speaker)

  • English (fluent)

  • German (fluent)

  • French (proficient)

  • Italian (proficient)




Ms. Graef is licensed to practice in all states in Mexico. 

*She is not licensed to practice law in California.



  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)

  • Barra Mexicana de Abogados



  • Runner Worlds Mexico, Sport Life, “Jugos Verdes”, February 2014

  • University of California at Irvine Sixth Annual Conference for Community Colleges, “Border Outlooks”, March 2006

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  • USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, LL.M. in Entertainment Law, with Honors


  • Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, Puebla México, J.D. Licenciada en Derecho Internacional, Honors