He routinely represents and advises clients in a variety of employment law issues including claims of violation of the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII and state employment discrimination and retaliation laws. He provides regular counseling on the day-to-day issues that invariably arise in the workplace and frequently drafts and reviews employment policies, employment contracts and employee handbooks for his clients. He has extensive experience responding to charges of discrimination and retaliation, and has represented clients before a variety of administrative bodies during his tenure with the firm. Clients have also retained Adam to investigate internal complaints of alleged unfair and unlawful employment practices.
Prior to joining FordHarrison, Adam was an associate in the Miami, Florida office of a national firm. During this time, he defended corporations in a variety of substantive areas including employment, product liability, personal injury and general commercial litigation. He also obtained a $140,000 judgment in a pro-bono case for clients who lost their home in a real estate scam.
During law school, Adam served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Defended an employer in the pharmaceutical industry in a discrimination claim based on the employee's sexual orientation.
- Represented employer in a matter of first impression involving a state statute governing unpaid commissions.
- Defended a major retailer in a putative class action alleging deceptive and unfair trade practices.
- "Minnesota Supreme Court Finds In-House Lawyer Not Protected by State Whistleblower Statute, But Could Be," William Mitchell Law Review, June 2011
Honors and Awards
- "Florida Super Lawyers" Rising Star - Class Action/Mass Torts by Law & Politics magazine.
*Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.