Adam solves complex business and consumer disputes in courts and regulatory proceedings across the country. Clients rely on his more than 30 years’ experience to assist them with successfully prosecuting and defending consumer and securities fraud cases, recovering millions of dollars for corporations and plaintiff classes. His extensive experience includes trying cases to verdict before juries and judges. Adam understands his clients’ business operations and goals, and brings sound judgment to all of his representations.

Adam’s firm leadership roles include managing the firm’s Albany office and leading the firm’s eDiscovery practice. He manages and has extensive experience with the discovery efforts in large and complex international and multidistrict litigation. He leads teams in the collection and analysis of terabytes of data from sources across the globe.

Passionate about serving the community, Adam serves as pro bono trial counsel for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. After conducting more than six jury trials and litigating dozens of other cases, he received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Court.

His leadership roles in the legal community include having served as president of the Federal Court Bar Association for the Northern District of New York and he writes a column, the “Northern District Roundup,” for the New York Law Journal.

Some of his representative litigations include:

  • Recovering over $25 million as class counsel for consumers whose debts were illegally collected after bankruptcy
  • Representing class of borrowers in multiple class actions to recover for wrongful collection of student loans
  • Recovering over $50 million for global chemical company and global construction company for securities fraud
  • Successfully defending technology company, its officers and investors in multidistrict IP theft lawsuit
  • Successfully defending state officials in inspector general and ethics board investigations
  • Serving as class committee member for multibillion dollar antitrust litigation concerning health insurance practices

Author, Why the Supreme Court Should Rule This Way on Client Privilege, Bloomberg Law (November 2022)

Co-author, Trump Complaint Dismissed, DTSA Claims Lacked Jurisdiction (August 2022)

Co-author, Decisions Demonstrate Nuances of First Amendment Law (May 2022)

Co-author, Affirmative Defense Forfeited; Relevant Market Definition Held Insufficient (February 2022)

Editorial Consultant, Federal Litigation Guide: New York and Connecticut, Lexis Nexis (2022)

Co-author, Two Cases Challenge Constitutionality of COVID-19 Mandates (November 2021)

Co-author, Water Contamination Settlement and Student Loan Class Certification, New York Law Journal (August 6, 2021)

Court Revisits Personal Jurisdiction Issues Post-'Daimler,' New York Law Journal (November 1, 2017)

Court Decides Finality of Settlement and Service of Process Issue, New York Law Journal (August 30, 2017)

Author, Northern District Roundup, New York Law Journal (1997-present)

Author, Anonymity in Lawsuit Maintained; Removal to Federal Court Denied, New York Law Journal (2016)

Contributing Editor, Federal Litigation Guide, New York and Connecticut (Matthew Bender 1998-2003)

  • Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude; Cardozo Prize; Matthew Bender Prize; Editor-in-Chief, Albany Law Review
  • Union College, MBA
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S., cum laude, History


  • New York

Federal Bar of the Northern District of New York

  • Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., U.S. District Court: Northern District of New York