Adam is a litigation attorney in the firm's labor and employment practice with extensive experience representing individuals, corporations, insurance companies and professionals in a variety of litigation matters.
Adam has an intimate knowledge of all aspects of federal and state court litigation and has guided clients through every stage of the litigation process. Adam also has significant trial experience and has obtained favorable jury verdicts for his clients in both federal and state courts. In 2018, Adam obtained an $825,000 jury verdict for his client in Oneida County Supreme Court.
Adam currently focuses his practice on representing employers in litigation matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the New York Human Rights Law (“NYHRL”) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). In addition to representing his employer clients in federal and state court, Adam has successfully defended employers against employment discrimination and retaliation claims in the New York State Division of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Honors & Affiliations
- Listed in:
- Martindale Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
- Upstate New York Super Lawyers® 2019, Employment Litigation: Defense
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2015)
- Order of the Coif
- Justinian Honorary Law Society
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Onondaga County Bar Association
- Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Quoted in "NY Travel Quarantine Order Creates Confusion for Businesses, Workers," syracuse.com, July 9, 2020
- Quoted in "4 Challenges Small Businesses Face now That Much of Central NY has Reopened," syracuse.com, July 4, 2020
- Quoted in "As Central NY Reopens, Small Businesses Innovate (and Worry) in ‘Aftermath of the Storm’," syracuse.com, June 30, 2020
- Quoted in "Coronavirus Liability Waivers: What to Consider Before Asking Employees, Customers to Sign," syracuse.com, June 25, 2020
- "Does The Fourth Amendment Protect Cordless Telephone Communications, And If So, When?," 56 Syracuse L. Rev. 459-479 (2006).
- New York Guidance on Reopening Higher Education, Bond Webinar, June 26, 2020
- Phase IV Reopening – Higher Education Guidance, Bond Webinar, June 23, 2020
- Reopening Update – Where are We Now?, Bond Webinar, June 16, 2020
- COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery, Bond Webinar, June 14, 2020
- Returning to Work After the Pause: Understanding the New Guidance for Phase III Businesses and other Reopening FAQs, Bond Webinar, June 12, 2020
- Phase II Guidance, Bond Webinar, June 1, 2020
- Phase I Reopening and Anticipated Issues in Phase II, Bond Webinar, May 26, 2020
- Returning to Work After the Pause, Bond Webinar, May 15, 2020 (Part 1); May 18, 2020 (Part 2)
- COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery Webinar, Chemung Chamber of Commerce, May 14, 2020
- Reopening Update – The Latest on the Reopening Plans, Bond Webinar, May 5, 2020
- COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plans, Bond Webinar, May 1, 2020
- Returning to Work After the Pause: Planning and Preparedness Starting Now, Bond Webinar, April 24, 2020
- Reopening Issues – Planning and Preparedness, Bond Webinar, April 21, 2020
- How to Lay a Foundation to Get your Evidence Introduced, National Business Institute CLE, 2018
- Auto Injury Litigation From Start To Finish, National Business Institute CLE, 2015
- President, Board of Directors, David's Refuge, Inc.