Adam W. is an experienced litigator and appellate attorney with a focus on antitrust and soft intellectual property law. Adam graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with a B.A. in International Relations. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1999, where he was a member of Stanford Law Review and participated in Moot Court.
After law school, Adam joined Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C., where he focused on appellate, antitrust, soft IP, and constitutional law litigation. He worked on federal appeals as well as non-merits briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also worked on all phases of a federal jury trials, business arbitrations, and mediations involving professional responsibility issues. Adam then clerked for the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Adam then joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in San Francisco, where he served on teams defending domestic and international corporations under civil and criminal investigation for alleged price-fixing. He also handled complex civil litigation, internal corporate investigations, joint defense group issues, and complex federal briefs.
In addition to clerking, Adam’s other federal government experience includes a criminal externship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, where he prepared smaller cases for trial and conducted a federal bench trial.
Adam focuses on counseling emerging creatives on IP law, media law, and First Amendment law. He also assists lawyers and law firms regarding appeals and complex motions, with a particular emphasis on federal law.
In addition to his legal career, Adam is an emerging visual and conceptual artist, which prompted him to end his full-time practice of law in 2017. His works have shown in New York and London, and are in private and corporate collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, and other cities. The Robert Kidd Gallery shows some of his oil paintings. Adam also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, idsva.edu, an international PhD program in philosophy for creative scholars.
Adam joined Montage Legal Group’s freelance attorney platform in 2019. He is admitted in California, Washington, D.C., and Maine.