Adam is an experienced litigator who focuses on representing businesses and executives in a full range of employment disputes before state, federal and administrative courts. He has successfully represented companies and individuals in all aspects of California and federal employment law including allegations of, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation, violations of the California Labor Code, unlawful business practices, unfair competition, exempt/non-exempt and employee/contractor misclassification, defamation, fraud, negligence, breach of contract and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In addition to his litigation expertise, Adam regularly counsels employers on preventive employment policies and practices involving all areas of federal, state and local employment law, including recruiting and hiring, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, discipline and termination, workforce reductions, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodation and wage and hour issues.
As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Adam also advises clients with respect to workplace privacy issues and assists clients with complex compliance questions related to privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA/CPRA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Prior Work Experience
Jackson Lewis P.C., San Francisco (Associate) (2020-2022)
Practiced in all areas of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, federal and state discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, the American’s with Disabilities Act, reductions in force, wage and hour, class actions, and PAGA actions.
Provided advice and counsel to management on hiring processes, employee privacy rights, leaves of absence, the interactive process, accommodations, wage and hour matters, handbooks, employee discipline, terminations, reductions in force, severance agreements, the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, and COVID-19 employment related matters.
Fox Rothschild LLP, San Francisco (Associate) (2019-2020)
Represented employers in employment litigation with extensive experience in wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Title VII.
Bledsoe, Distel, Treppa, & Crane LLP, San Francisco (Associate) (2018-2019)
Represented businesses in complex litigation matters involving construction defect issues. Advise and counseled organizations and individuals regarding landlord-tenant, real estate, and estate planning issues.
- University of California, Hastings School of Law, J.D., 2017
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (Political Science), 2013
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- California State Courts
- California, 2017